The Philadelphia 76ers are set to sign 27-year-old lefty wing Kelly Oubre Jr. to a one particular-year contract, according to a supply. This news was initially reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, though PHLY Sports’ Derek Bodner revealed that Oubre’s deal is for the veteran’s minimum salary.
Oubre had a breakout season final year, averaging a profession-higher 20.three points per game in a function with a higher usage price for the Charlotte Hornets. He has established himself to be a capable scorer. Also, his 7-foot-two wingspan and athleticism make him a worthwhile asset on the defensive finish. According to Cleaning the Glass, Oubre has regularly had an above-typical steal price for his position considering that his rookie year.
Having said that, Oubre has some weaknesses in his game, specifically in terms of efficiency, consistency, and passing. He only averaged 1.1 assists per game final season and converted just 31.9 % of his 3-point attempts. All through his profession, Oubre has been a 33. % shooter from beyond the arc, with his most effective shooting season coming in at 35.two %.
It has been a though considering that Oubre has played in the playoffs, with his only NBA postseason encounter coming for the duration of his time with the Washington Wizards in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. In spite of uncertainty surrounding James Harden’s possible trade request, the Sixers are confident in their potential to make the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season and contend for a championship with the assist of their reigning MVP, Joel Embiid.
When the signing of Oubre is official, the Sixers’ roster will attain the offseason limit of 21 players. Having said that, they will want to trim down to 18 players (15 normal contract players and 3 players on two-way contracts) ahead of the start off of the normal season. The group has other wing solutions to take into consideration, which includes Danuel Home Jr., Furkan Korkmaz, and Danny Green, who is on a non-assured contract. Notable departures from the group incorporate Georges Niang and Jalen McDaniels, who had been each absolutely free agents.
New head coach Nick Nurse will have the activity of evaluating his solutions when the group starts education camp on October 3rd at Colorado State University.