NBA rumors: warriors “close” to trade for Kelly Oubre of Thunder

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Looks like Kelly Oubre will be playing for the Warriors this season.Golden State is close to finalizing a trade for the 24-year-old wing, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Oubre enjoyed a career year in 2019-20 with the Phoenix Suns, averaging 18.7 points and 6.4 rebounds in 56 games.

He shot 35.2% from 3-point range on 5.5 attempts per game, to go along with 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals.

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The No.15 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft should be very motivated to have a great season with the Warriors as he is set to become an unrestricted free agent next summer.

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And he should have every opportunity to produce as Golden State has a big void to fill with Klay Thompson set to miss the entire season after tearing his right Achilles tendon on Wednesday.

Whether Oubre starts or comes off the bench for coach Steve Kerr remains to be seen. We’ll have a better idea once free agency is over and the dust settles.

The Warriors still have the $ 5.7 million mid-level taxpayer exception available to them, and potentially a $ 9.3 million disabled player exception.

And don’t sleep on Golden State performing a trade or two.

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