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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
Spanish rookie Alex Abrines, however, showed how important he could be to the team built around the driving duo of Oladipo and Westbrook by making four of his five 3-pointers. “(Abrines) is going to be huge for us. We need him, the way he shoots the ball, the way he can open up the lane for me and Russ, the way he spreads the floor,” Oladipo said. “I still got room to improve there obviously. But, again, I feel that I am special in that aspect, that I can do a lot of things pretty good. So I’ve just got to keep growing, keep getting better.”
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.