Kelly Oubre Jr. returns to Suns on two-year deal

Ruben Hill
July 12, 2019

Kelly Oubre looking forward to becoming one of the cornerstones of the Phoenix Suns after agreeing to a new deal with the team this offseason.

Previous reports indicated that Oubre and his camp were looking for a long-term deal before they settled for a two-year contract.

Over four seasons in the NBA, Oubre averaging 9.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 292 games.

Oubre Jr. was acquired from the Washington Wizards in a trade for Trevor Ariza last December and immediately began to show his value as a young asset with a high ceiling. Oubre was moved into the starting lineup following the All-Star break, where he averaged 20 points per game before his season ended in March due to a thumb injury.

That didn't temper Phoenix's feelings for the 23-year-old ahead of free agency. James Jones, who took on the role as interim general manager after the Suns fired Ryan McDonough just eight days before the season, was also brought on as full time GM.

Oubre, the 15th overall pick in the 2015 National Basketball Association draft, spent his first four seasons in Washington, posting averages of 8.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 0.7 steals per game.

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