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Alex Oriakhi
Position: None
Born: 06/21/90
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:255 lbs. / 115.7 kg.
The Phoenix Suns completed a sign-and-trade deal with the Sacramento Kings that will send guard Isaiah Thomas to Phoenix in exchange for the rights to forward Alex Oriakhi, the club announced today. “We welcome Isaiah Thomas,” said President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby. “His addition to our backcourt makes it one of the deepest and most dynamic in the league. We have enjoyed getting to know him during his visit to Phoenix this week. He will quickly become a fan-favorite.”
Alex Oriakhi’s future with CSP Limoges is at risk. The rookie, selected in the 2013 NBA draft by the Suns with the 57th overall pick, is struggling to adapt to French basketball. “Since he arrived in the team, he had problems to adapt to our system” said the coach of Limoges, Dupraz. “His performances are starting to be worrisome because of his offset on both sides of the field” added the coach. “Oriakhi on the block to leave? Let’s think about that. I told him we would give time to adapt and we did. Now we know what we have, we don’t know what we’ll find” ended Dupraz.
Regardless, Alex Oriakhi — who has been preparing in Los Angeles for the draft — said he has had workouts for the Lakers, Nets, Mavericks, Pacers, Suns, Bucks, Clippers and Grizzlies and is hopeful he’ll hear his name called Thursday. But if he doesn’t, it certainly won’t keep him from pursuing his lifelong dream. “I’ll just try to get onto a summer league team and take it from there,” Oriakhi said. “This is something I’ve been wanting to do since I was 5, so I’m not going to start to doubt myself … I’m not out here busting my (butt) to say so-and-so is better than me. I refuse to do that.”