Alex Abrines Bio: Stats, NBA & Net Worth

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Alex Abrines is a Spanish professional basketball player who returned to FC Barcelona after a brief stint in the NBA on July 12, 2019 and signed a two-year deal, which he extended further on June 30, 2021, until 2026.

His first stint with the Spanish basketball team FC Barcelona Bàsquet was from 2012 to 2016, during which he won the ACB title in 2014 and the EuroLeague in 2015-16.

Alex Arbines Is A Spanish Professional Basketball Player
Alex Arbines Plays As A Shooting Guard And Small Forward Positions (Source: FC Barcelona)

The shooting guard was drafted in the 2013 Draft as the 32nd pick overall by Oklahoma City Thunder but only made his NBA debut in 2016 after playing for several Spanish teams.

Due to his skilled performance, Alex earned a gold medal with the Spanish junior national team in the 2011 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship.

Before we move on to his personal life and career, here are some quick facts about the player.

Quick Facts

Name Alejandro Abrines Redondo
Nickname Alex
Birthdate August 1, 1993
Age 30 Years Old 
Birth Place Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Height  6’6″/1.98 m/198 cm
Weight 91 kg/200 lb.
Body Type Athletic
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Education Not Available
Profession Basketball Player
Position Shooting Guard, Small Forward
Affiliated Teams Oklahoma City Thunder (2016–2019)
FC Barcelona (2019–Present)
Jersey Number #21 (Barcelona)
NBA Draft 2013
NBA Debut October 26, 2016
Relationship Status Married (July 17, 2018)
Wife Caarlaa Garcia
Children Chloe (2021)
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Net Worth $10 Million
Last Update May 2024

Early Life, Personality & Zodiac

Alejandro Abrines Redondo was born on August 1, 1993, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Despite being a famous athlete, little is known about him, including his personal life.

Thus, there is no information regarding his family, siblings, education, and early life.

Reportedly he started his basketball career in 2010 when he signed with the Spanish team Unicaja Málaga.

Abrines, later a year, became the MVP of the FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship in 2011.

Age, Height & Weight

Alex has an athletic build with a charming personality. He stands at an average basketball player’s height of 1.98 m, which makes him taller than an average human. 

Similarly, he weighs around 200 lb. and works out to maintain his athletic frame. 

Regarding physical appearance, Alex has black hair and brown eyes. 

Professional Career

Career Highlights

Alex Abrines played with Unicaja and Clínicas Rincón between 2010 and 2012.

Despite being drafted by the Thunder in the 2013 NBA Draft, he played for FC Barcelona Bàsquet, which eventually signed him in 2012.

He played for the Basquet from 2012 to 2016 before joining the Thunder for the 2016-2017 NBA season.

Alex Abrines As A Rookie At Unicaja
Alex Abrines As A Rookie At Unicaja (Source: Diario Sur) 

Thunder waived Alex in 2019, and in the same year, he decided to re-sign with Barcelona on May 19, 2015.

Alex played four seasons with Barcelona, winning three titles, one Spanish King’s Cup, one Spanish ACB League Championship, and one Spanish Supercup.

In the meantime, he was named the EuroLeague Rising Star in May 2016.

Oklahoma City Thunder & Injury 

Alex Abrines joined the Oklahoma City Thunder on July 23, 2016, with a contract worth $17.2 million for 3 years. He debuted for Oklahoma’s season opener against the 76ers on October 26, 2016. 

The Thunder won the match with a 103-97 over the 76ers. During the game, Alex scored three points off the bench. 

On February 24, 2017, Alex had his start against the Lakers with a new career-high record of 19 points; the Thunder won the match with a scoreline of 110-93.

Alex Celebrating With His Team Mate
Alex Celebrating With His Team Mate (Source: Baller Shoes DB)

Alex started in Paul George’s place after his injury and scored career-high 20 points in a win over the Grizzlies (102-101.)

Additionally, he recorded 25 points on five 3-pointers on November 1, 2018, against the Hornets and drove his team to a 111-107 victory. 

He recorded seven three-pointers on November 30, 2018, in a 124-109 victory against the Hawks. 

During the 2018-19 season, Alex played in 31 games with two starts, averaging 1.5 rebounds and 5.3 points per game. 

On February 9, 2019, Abrine was waived by the Thunder after three years in a mutual agreement due to Alex’s ongoing mental health problems. 

Alex’s Future As A Basketball Player

Alex was a hot spot on Barcelona Lassa’s radar and talked about returning to his former team. 

According to Mar Mundet of Rac1, he was negotiating a new contract for a potential comeback to Barca. 

However, no agreement was placed. Before joining the Thunder, Alex played for Barcelona between 2012 and 2016. 

Additionally, he made 91 EuroLeague appearances with Barca and 174 NBA appearances after moving to the Thunder.

Barcelona (Second Stint)

After being waived by the Thunder, Alex signed a two-year contract with FC Barcelona on July 12, 2019, with an option for a third year. 

The Spanish swingman announced his return with an emotional video on his social media.

When asked about what brought him back to Europe in an interview, Alex clarified his intention. He said he needed a change to return home and thought FC Barcelona was the best team.

Later on, on June 30, 2021, Barca extended Alex’s contract until 2026.

Return To Action

After returning to Barcelona, he injured his knee on September 17, 2021, and was ruled out for four months.

Nonetheless, Alex returned in a game on February 18, 2022, against BAXI Manresa and averaged 11 points and 5 rebounds.

Alex scored his season-high 17 points with 6 rebounds of the 2022-23 season against Gran Canaria on September 30, 2022.

Mental Health & Illness

Following his leave from the Thunder, the player openly spoke about his mental health struggles in the league. He missed a considerable portion of the 2018-19 season due to mental health issues.

Abrines expressed how mental illness was completely different than physical pain.

He said, “Physical pain is something you can see and feel. For example, mental pain can not be observed or treated like an injured knee.”

The Spanish basketball player credited his former teammate Russell Westbrook and revealed the utmost emotional support he got from him.

Making A Comeback

Despite Alex’s return to his former team, he went through a lot of psychological hardship. Additionally, he decided to focus on the basketball courts under coach Svetislav Pesic. 

He intended to restore his identity as a basketball player after his short break from the NBA. 

However, his fresh start did not go well, as Valencia Basket eliminated Barcelona (82–78) in the 2020 Spanish Cup’s quarterfinals. 

The team strived for greatness with Malcolm Delaney, Nikola Mirotic, Cory Higgins, and Brandon Davies

The coach believed the Barcelona team’s experience, depth, and quality could bring them back on track. 

Spain National Team

Apart from playing at Euro and NBA, Alex was a part of Spain’s junior national team. He also won the gold medal during the 2011 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship. 

Alex was named the All-Tournament Team and the tournament’s MVP. Besides, he played at the 2012 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. 

During the competition, Alex won a bronze medal. Similarly, he won another bronze medal for the senior Spain national basketball team at the Rio Olympics and played at EuroBasket 2017.

EuroLeague Stats 

Year GP GS MPG 3P% RPG APG SPG PPG
Unicaja & Barcelona Stats 174 53 16.6 .399 1.7 .7 .5 6.6

Achievements 

  • 2× Spanish League champion (2014 & 2021)
  • 3× Spanish Cup winner (2013, 2019 & 2022)
  • EuroLeague Rising Star Award (2016)
  • FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship MVP (2011)

Personal Life

The Spanish player Alex is married to Caarlaa, and the couple tied the knot on July 17, 2018. Although the information regarding how and where the couple met isn’t unveiled.

They have been blessed with a daughter, Chloe, born in 2021.

Alex frequently updates his fans about his beautiful wife and adorable daughter through social handles.

Salary & Net worth

Alex has spent most of his time playing in the Euro and the NBA. Thus, his basketball career has helped him to accumulate fortune throughout his life.

Alex is living a lavish lifestyle with his friends and family at a young age with an estimated net worth of $10 million as of 2024. 

His net worth comprises all the deals he has signed, including the three years with Oklahoma City Thunder (2016–2018) worth $17.2.

Social Media Presence

Alex Abrines is known to be popular on social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter.

He has amassed over 140k followers on his Instagram under the username @alexabrines. 

Similarly, his Twitter comprises 57.3k followers. You can follow him on Twitter under the username @alexabrines to stay updated on his professional and personal life. 

He usually uploads posts regarding his game and teammates on his social media handles.

Search Graph 

Alex Arbines's Search Graph
Alex Arbines’ Search Graph (Source: Google Trend)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Is Alex married?

Alex is married to Caarlaa, and the couple tied the knot on July 17, 2018. The couple is blessed with a daughter, Chloe, born somewhere in 2021.

Did Alex Abrines play for Real Madrid?

No, he was a part of FC Barcelona during his time in Spain.

What is Alex Abrines' NBA career statistics like?

Alex Abrine has played 174 games, averaging 16 minutes per game on the court. He maintains an average of 5.3 points and a 36.8 of 3 points percentage. Additionally, he portrays an average of 1.4 rebounds, 0.5 assists, and 0.5 steals.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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