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Thunder NBA Draft prospect series: Alberto Abalde

Thunder NBA Draft prospect series: Alberto Abalde
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Alberto Abalde fits the mold of a player the OKC Thunder could use, but without a second round pick it will take some sort of trade to make happen.

Little is known about Alberto Abalde, a small forward prospect from Spain. The few things scouts have seen, however, makes Abalde an intriguing late round draft-and-stash prospect for teams like the Thunder.

Specifics

Height: 6’7

Weight: 215 Ibs

Position: Small Forward

Age: 21

Professional team: Joventut

Statline: 10.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists, .8 steals, .1 blocks

Current rankings

Please note that rankings are the most up-to-date at the time of writing this. They are subject to change at any moment and for any reason.

Draft Express: 48th overall prospect

The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor: N/R

CBS Sports: N/R

Skills

Abalde is an all-around solid player. Unlike his fellow international prospects the 21-year old plays a fairly large role on his professional team, Divina Seguros Juventut. Abalde averages nearly 24 minutes a game while averaging 10 points per contest, five more minutes and points than top-ranked international player Frank Ntilkina.

The forward’s best asset is his ability to put the ball on the floor. He does a great…

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