Former Solar Kelly Oubre Jr. reportedly being traded to Warriors – Arizona Sports activities
Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. celebrates his three-point basket against the Houston Rockets during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Former Phoenix Sun Kelly Oubre Jr. is on the move for the second time in less than a week as the Oklahoma City Thunder are nearing a deal to send him to the Golden State Warriors, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The deal will ship a Warriors 2021 protected first-round pick to the Thunder in exchange for Oubre.
Sources: The Warriors will only convey that first-round pick next season should they finish 21-to-30 in the final regular season standings. If the Warriors land in the top 20, they’ll send two second-round picks to OKC. https://t.co/ltzvx7cIhQ
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 20, 2020
Oubre, who played 96 games in one-and-a-half seasons with the Suns, was part of the deal between the Thunder and the Suns on Monday that sent 10-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul to Phoenix.
Golden State will be taking on Oubre’s entire $14.4 million salary, according to Wojnarowski.
He figures to aid the Warriors in replacing Klay Thompson, who Wojnarowski reported will miss his second consecutive season after suffering an Achilles tear.
Oubre Jr. averaged 18.7 points per game and 6.4 rebounds with Phoenix last season.
He joins guard Danny Green in only having Oklahoma City as a footnote on their career resume, as the Thunder acquired Green from the Los Angeles Lakers just to flip him to Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday for Al Horford and draft picks.
Along with Oubre Jr., the Phoenix Suns also traded guards Ricky Rubio, Ty Jerome and Jalen Lecque in addition to a protected 2022 first-round pick for Paul and forward Abdel Nader.