Alex Abrines Joins Sabonis On Rising Stars World Team

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 11:49 am
By: News 9

Alex Abrines will join fellow Thunder rookie Domantas Sabonis on the World Team for the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, part of NBA All-Star Weekend.

The Spanish guard replaces the Sixers’ Joel Embiid in the lineup. Embiid has sat out since January 27th with a knee injury.

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Abrines is averaging 5.4 points and shooting 37.3 percent from deep in his rookie season. He’s been in double figure scoring eight times including a career-high 18 points against New Orleans back on December 21st.

The Rising Stars Challenge tips off at 8:00 p.m. CT on TNT.