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BREAKING: Kelly Oubre Jr Signs Two-Year Deal With the Phoenix Suns

Kelly Oubre Jr. is signing a two-year contract, worth $30 million dollars to stay with the Phoenix Suns.

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Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, forward Kelly Oubre Jr. is signing a two-year contract, worth $30 million dollars to stay with the Phoenix Suns. This move gives the Suns a young wing with ton of potential to be a productive player for the team. While on the Oubre side of the deal, it gives him a chance to be in the free agency market again in 2021, potentially hauling in a big pay day.

Phoenix acquired Oubre in the 2018-2019 season, via trade with the Washington Wizards. Oubre was drafted with the 15th-overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Wizards, appearing in 252 regular season games for them.

In the 2018-2019 season for the Suns, Oubre averaged 16.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists per a game, while appearing in 40 games. Those would all be career highs for Oubre. Oubre is also putting time in on the defensive end averaging 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks per game for the Suns.

Oubre is 23 years old and is entering his fifth year in the league. He will be joining new Suns Head Coach Monty Williams and he will be playing along aside Devin Booker, DeAndre Ayton and rookie Cameron Johnson. They look to take the Suns to the playoffs, in the first time since the 2009-2010 season. Since the 2015-2016 season, the Suns have not won more than 24 games.

If Phoenix does make the playoffs, Oubre does bring playoff experience. As Oubre played in 18 playoff games for the Wizards, playing in 332 minutes and averaging 7.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 0.4 assists per a game.

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