Abrines signed a contract Tuesday with FC Barcelona, Varlas Nikos of Eurohoops.net reports.
Abrines was waived by the Thunder in February after sitting out for a month and a half due to a personal matter. After taking some time off from professional basketball, Abrines will return back to his home country of Spain to play for Barcelona during the 2019-20 campaign.
Abrines revealed over the weekend that he expects to remain a free agent for the remainder of the season rather than signing with another NBA or European team, Antonis Stroggylakis of the Eurohoops.net reports.
Abrines was waived by the Thunder on Feb. 8 after an unspecified personal matter had kept him away from the team for much of the month and a half prior to his dismissal. The Spaniard said he expects to make a statement regarding his situation in the near future, but it doesn't look like he'll pursue employment elsewhere until this summer. The 25-year-old 5.3 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.3 triples in 16.0 minutes per game over 174 outings (16 starts) with Oklahoma City during the past there seasons.
Abrines has been waived by the Thunder, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Abrines had appeared in just two of the past 22 games for the Thunder, who cut ties with the third-year guard Saturday. Once Abrines clears waivers, he'll be free to sign with any team and may be pursued due to his floor-stretching ability. In 31 appearances this year, Abrines averaged 5.3 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.3 threes in 19.0 minutes while shooting an abysmal 35.7 percent from the floor in addition to splits of 32.2 percent from three and 92.3 percent from the line.
Abrines is unavailable for Saturday's game against Houston.
Abrines is slated to miss his fourth straight contest due to a personal matter. His next chance to return will come Monday against Portland.
Abrines (personal) is listed as out for Thursday's game against the Grizzlies.
Abrines will miss his second game in a row due to the personal matter, which had previously kept him unavailable nearly all of January. There's a real possibility that Abrines' status could regularly be in limbo on a game-by-game basis for the rest of the season, so don't be surprised if the Thunder look to add another three-point specialist for the second unit prior to Thursday's trade deadline or via the buyout market.
Abrines (personal) was active for Tuesday's 132-122 win over the Magic, despite not being in the arena when the contest tipped off, Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reports.
Abrines had previously been unavailable for the Thunder's final four games of December and most of January while tending to the undisclosed personal matter. After rejoining the team and getting in sufficient practice time, Abrines re-entered the rotation for games Jan. 29 and Feb. 1, but has since been withheld from action for the past two contests. It's beginning to look like recurring absences could be on the docket for Abrines throughout the remainder of the season.
Abrines (personal) played six minutes off the bench Tuesday in the Thunder's 126-117 win over the Magic, chipping in three points (1-2 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and one rebound.
Abrines hadn't played since Dec. 23 while tending to a personal matter before coach Billy Donovan finally incorporated the third-year wing in the rotation Wednesday. Unsurprisingly, Abrines was eased back into the mix with a minor role, but he could recapture minutes in the teens in future contests. With averages of 5.5 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.4 triples in 19.3 minutes per game on the season, Abrines doesn't offer much value in fantasy settings as anything more than a three-point streamer.
Coach Billy Donovan said Abrines (personal) is "not in a position to play right now," ahead of Sunday's game against the Bucks, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports.
Abrines was removed from the injury report and appeared on track for a return, but will apparently remain sidelined for the 17th straight game due to a personal issue. Donovan also said the 25-year-old will be active but won't take the court, according to Maddie Lee of The Oklahoman, which has been a recurring theme for his absences. Abrines remains without an official timetable for his return.
Abrines (personal) isn't listed on the Thunder's injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Bucks.
Unless the Thunder suggest otherwise in the hours prior to the 6 p.m. EST tipoff, Abrines should be available to play for the first time Dec. 23. Prior to missing more than a month due to the personal matter, Abrines had averaged 5.6 points, 1.6 boards and 1.4 triples in 19.7 minutes per game across his 29 appearances.
Abrines is active but unlikely to play Thursday against the Pelicans, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports.
As was the case earlier in the week, Abrines is unlikely to rejoin the rotation Thursday despite being active. His next chance to return to action will come Sunday against the Bucks.
Abrines (personal) isn't listed on the Thunder's injury report ahead of Thursday's game against the Pelicans.
Abrines had dressed for both of the Thunder's previous two games, but just as coach Billy Donovan said would be the case beforehand, the reserve shooting guard didn't see action in either contest. Now that he's had some time to get acclimated with the team again, Abrines will likely re-enter the rotation Thursday for the first time since Dec. 23. Abrines was averaging 5.6 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.4 triples in 19.8 minutes per game for the season prior to missing time due to the personal matter.
Abrines (personal) is active for Monday's game against the Knicks, though coach Billy Donovan said he will not be in the rotation Monday or Tuesday, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports.
Abrines has missed the last 13 games while tending to a personal issue, but a return finally appears to be within sight. The 26-year-old will sit out at least two more games before likely returning to the rotation for Thursday's game against the Pelicans. Through 29 games this season, Abrines is averaging 5.6 points and 1.6 rebounds in 19.8 minutes.
Abrines (personal) has "no timeline for return" coach Scott Brooks stated prior to Wednesday tilt with Philadelphia, Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com reports.
Saturday will mark Abrines' 14th straight absence with a personal issue. Clearly, the Thunder are allowing him all the time he needs to work through whatever the issue is, but it looks likely he'll continue to miss games for the foreseeable future. He's been able to practice and it's unclear what exactly is prohibiting Abrines from playing in games.
Abrines (personal) won't play Saturday against the 76ers.
Abrines practiced with the team Wednesday, although he'll remain on the shelf while dealing with a personal issue. HIs next chance to return will come Monday in New York.
Abrines (personal) practiced Wednesday, Royce Young of ESPN.com reports.
Apparently, this wasn't the first time Abrines returned to the practice floor this week as things are seemingly starting to get better for the former second-round pick. Abrines has missed the last 11 matchups due to a personal issue but he may possibly end up returning Thursday against the Lakers.
Abrines (personal) is listed as out for Tuesday's game against the Hawks.
It comes as little surprise that Abrines will be sidelined for an 11th straight game after he failed to practice Monday. The Thunder haven't offered a definitive timeline for Abrines' return, so his status will presumably continue to be evaluated on a game-by-game basis.
Abrines (personal) didn't practice Monday, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports.
It appears as though Abrines, who has missed the last 10 contests, is still dealing with a personal issue as of Monday. The native of Spain still remains without a set timetable for a return.
Abrines (personal) won't play Saturday against the Spurs, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Saturday will mark Abrines' 10th-straight absence due to a personal issue. He'll continue to be listed as day-to-day until a more definitive timetable is given. Abrines' next chance to to play will be Tuesday at Atlanta.
Abrines (personal) is listed as out for Thursday's game in San Antonio, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports.
Abrines has missed the last eight games while dealing with a personal matter, but he was present at shootaround Tuesday, which seemed like a step in the right direction. The backup guard's status could always change before Thursday night, but as of Wednesday evening, the Thunder don't expect to have him available.
Abrines (personal) is listed as out for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves.
Abrines was present at shootaround, per Erik Horne of The Oklahoman, but he will be unavailable for an eighth consecutive game and remains without a clear timetable to rejoin the team. His ongoing absence will continue to open up extra run for Terrance Ferguson and Abdel Nader.
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