We had a feeling the Oklahoma City Thunder would go with an international prospect at some point in this draft and that’s just what they have done with the 32nd overall pick.
The Thunder took Alex Abrines, a 6-foot-5, 190 pound guard from Spain with the pick that originally belonged to the Charlotte Bobcats and the Thunder acquired via the James Harden trade.
Alex Abrines comes off the board at No. 32 to Oklahoma City.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) June 28, 2013
Abrines is likely to be one of those players that gets stashed overseas for a year or two before coming over to the NBA.
The Thunder have drafted three players so far tonight in Steven Adams, Andre Roberson and now Abrines.
Here is a recap of the first round:
1. Anthony Bennett – Cleveland Cavaliers
2. Victor Oladipo – Orlando Magic
3. Otto Porter – Washington Wizards
4. Cody Zeller – Charlotte Bobcats
5. Alex Len – Phoenix Suns
6. Nerlens Noel – New Orleans Pelicans (traded to Philadelphia 76ers)
7. Ben McLemore – Sacramento Kings
8. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – Detroit Pistons
9. Trey Burke – Minnesota Timberwolves (traded to Utah Jazz)
10. C.J. McCollum – Portland Trail Blazers
11. Michael Carter-Williams – Philadelphia 76ers
12. Steven Adams – Oklahoma City Thunder
13. Kelly Olynyk – Dallas Mavericks (traded to Boston Celtics)
14. Shabazz Muhammad – Utah Jazz (traded to Minnesota Timberwolves)
15. Giannis Antetokoumbo – Milwaukee Bucks
16. Lucas Nogueira – Boston Celtics (traded to Atlanta Hawks)
17. Dennis Schroeder – Atlanta Hawks
18. Shane Larkin – Atlanta Hawks (traded to Dallas Mavericks)
19. Sergey Karasev – Cleveland Cavaliers
20. Tony Snell – Chicago Bulls
21. Gorgui Dieng – Utah Jazz (traded to Minnesota Timberwolves)
22. Mason Plumlee – Brooklyn Nets
23. Solomon Hill – Indiana Pacers
24. Tim Hardaway, Jr. – New York Knicks
25. Reggie Bullock – Los Angeles Clippers
26. Andre Roberson – Minnesota Timberwolves (traded to Oklahoma City Thunder)
27. Rudy Gobert – Denver Nuggets (traded to Utah Jazz)
28. Livio Jean-Charles – San Antonio Spurs
29. Archie Goodwin – Oklahoma City Thunder (traded to Phoenix Suns)
30. Nemanja Nedovic – Phoenix Suns (traded to Golden State Warriors)
31. Allen Crabbe – Cleveland Cavaliers
32. Alex Abrines – Oklahoma City Thunder