Kelly Oubre
Kelly Oubre
23-Year-Old ForwardF
Phoenix Suns
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Oubre saw the most extensive playing time of his three-year career in 2017-18, resulting in career-high production across the board. The 22-year-old averaged 11.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 steal across 27.5 minutes, all up from 6.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 0.6 assists and 0.7 steals across 20.3 minutes a year prior. Some of that can be attributed to John Wall missing 41 games and opening up more time in the rotation, but either way, it was a decent showing for the reserve wing. In addition to his increased production, Oubre took a step forward with his three-point shooting. He hit 1.6 deep balls at a 34.1 percent clip. While that may not be an overly efficient number, it was a night and day improvement compared to his 28.7 percent three-point shooting in 2016-17. Looking forward to the upcoming campaign, Oubre should reclaim his role as the top backup to Otto Porter at small forward. However, the Wizards did select wing Troy Brown in the draft and added Jeff Green during free agency, so Oubre will at least have some competition for reserve minutes. That likely keeps Oubre off the radar in anything but deeper leagues, though he should still have plenty of incentive to play well considering he's heading into the final year of his rookie deal and will be a restricted free agent next offseason. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $30 million contract with the Suns in July of 2019.
Returning to Phoenix
FPhoenix Suns
July 11, 2019
Oubre agreed to a two-year, $30 million contract with the Suns on Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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As a restricted free agent, Oubre was always expected to land back in Phoenix, but it's unclear just how much interest was out there for the swingman on the open market. Regardless, Oubre will get a lucrative two-year deal for the Suns after appearing in 40 games for the team last season and averaging 16.9 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. He is expected to play a big role for the team in the upcoming season as the likely starter at small forward.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Oubre, a 6-foot-7 wing out of Kansas, will be heading into his third NBA season during 2017-18. Though he’s largely stuck behind the likes of Otto Porter and Bradley Beal, Oubre still managed to see a significant workload last year, posting 6.3 points and 3.3 rebounds across 20.3 minutes per game. He also shot 42.1 percent from the field and 54-of-188 (28.7 percent) from beyond the arc. While his spot in the rotation may make him irrelevant in the majority of year-long leagues, he’s a candidate to consider in both dynasty and daily formats (when he’s in line to see extended run), as he’s shown plenty of big-game upside at 21-years-old. Most notably, on Dec. 10 against the Bucks, Oubre recorded 19 points (7-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, three steals, one assist and no turnovers across 29 minutes.
Oubre has the look of an NBA player. The 6-7 swingman has excellent athleticism, and he could turn into a fine player given time. However, Oubre did not produce at Kansas like a first-round pick, but he had his moments. He had three 20-point games, including a season-high 25 points in the win over TCU in the Big 12 tournament. The native of New Orleans also had five games in which he did not score, and he fouled out in the loss to Wichita State in the NCAA tournament with just nine points. Over 36 games as a Jayhawk, Oubre averaged 9.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.4 blocks. He hit 44 percent of his field goals and 72 percent from the free-throw line. He converted 36 percent from the three-point line, so he has decent range on his jumper. Oubre may have showed signs of things to come with a 30-point game with six three-pointers in the Las Vegas Summer League, but he struggled leading up to that point. His rookie season will largely be a redshirt season for the 19-year-old because the team has Otto Porter, Jared Dudley, and Martell Webster on the wing.
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Gets qualifying offer from Suns
FPhoenix Suns
June 26, 2019
Oubre was extended a qualifying offer by the Suns on Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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To undergo surgery, out for season
FPhoenix Suns
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March 21, 2019
Oubre will undergo a minor procedure on his left thumb and will be sidelined for the remainder of the season, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. He'll require 4-to-6 weeks of recovery time.
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Ruled out vs. Detroit
FPhoenix Suns
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March 20, 2019
Oubre (thumb) will not play in Thursday's game against the Pistons, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
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Doubtful Thursday
FPhoenix Suns
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March 20, 2019
Oubre (thumb) is considered doubtful for Thursday's game against Detroit, Duane Rankin of AZCentral.com reports.
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Ruled out Monday
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March 18, 2019
Oubre (thumb) will be inactive for Monday's game against Chicago, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
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