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Thunder, Alex Abrines agree to deal
Alex Abrines and Oklahoma City Thunder have a deal. The Spanish forward has agreed to terms for a three year contract which will pay him near $18 million in total. Of course with this kind of money, his buy out from Barcelona can be easily covered and he will follow his teammate, Tomas Satoransky to the NBA. Abrines is ready to cross the Atlantic and the 2 million euros buy out in his contract with Barcelona is one of the reasons he got such an offer from the Thunder, as the NBA team can pay up to $650.000 and the rest of the money will be paid by the player.
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Abrines is under contract at FC Barcelona through 2019. So as part of the deal, there was a reported $2.2 million buyout. Per transaction rules, the Thunder was only allowed to pay around $650K of that. The player must pay the rest. But OKC, of course, can take that into account as part of Abrines’ free agency deal. The Thunder drafted Abrines 32nd overall back in 2013. The pick was acquired from Houston as part of the James Harden deal, a fact that is sure to linger over him as he navigates through his early career.
Source: – via Oklahoman