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.
Weight: 215 Ibs
Position: Small Forward
Professional team: Joventut
Statline: 10.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists, .8 steals, .1 blocks
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
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…