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Alex Abrines
Position: G
Born: 08/01/93
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Salary: $5,994,764
Before Kevin Durant’s departure in free agency, it didn’t look like Abrines would be making the move stateside, but on July 18, Abrines was signed to a three-year deal reportedly valued at around $17.1 million. “Clearly we were very happy with him in the team (Barcelona), and let me say we were upset with him leaving, but we understand,” Arroyo said. “With Alex, what is clear is that he is looking to have the most successful career possible.”
The primary reason Abrines didn’t play much in the group stage for Spain was the logjam of guards in front of him. Sergio Rodriguez, Rudy Fernandez and Juan Carlos Navarro have NBA experience. Sergio Llull is a top guard for Spanish giants Real Madrid. Ricky Rubio starts for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Even the 34-year-old Calderon — Spain’s 11th man, often seen chatting casually with Abrines on the bench during their five-game run through Group B — is an 11-year NBA veteran.
Storyline: Olympic Games
He didn’t play after halftime. Abrines missed the next game with what the Spanish Basketball Federation called “discomfort in his left knee.” He was being rested for precautionary reasons. Abrines did play late minutes in Spain’s final group game against Argentina on Monday. But the sit-down signaled a continuation of niggling injuries for Abrines in the last three years. In 2013, he missed the U20 European Championships to recover from patellar tendonitis in his right knee. In March 2015, he had to miss two weeks with FC Barcelona after tweaking the same knee in EuroLeague competition. In Aug. 2015, Abrines had to start special treatment for plantar fasciitis in his right foot while training with Spain. The common bond between his injuries: stress. Patellar tendonitis is caused by stress on the patella tendon. Plantar fasciitis can be brought on by stress on the heel and the attached tissue on the bottom of the foot. The heel pain from plantar fasciitis can also lead to problems with the knees, back or hips.
With Marc Gasol out of the picture, Spain have announced their final roster for the Rio Olympics that start in just over a week. Eurobasket 2015 MVP Pau Gasol is included and Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio makes his return to the international fold after two years. He also makes his first Olympic appearance since the 2008 Beijing Olympics after missing the London Games with a torn ACL. Veteran Juan Carlos Navarro makes his fourth Olympic appearance in what is likely to be the EuroLeague’s all-time leading scorer’s final international showing.
Storyline: Olympic Games