Oubre Jr. agrees to $30M deal to stick with Suns


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Restricted free agent Kelly Oubre Jr. has agreed to a two-year, $30 million deal to stick with the Phoenix Suns, agent Nima Namakian of BDA Sports activities advised ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The deal offers the 6-foot-7 small ahead monetary safety now, with a chance to return to {the marketplace} as a 25-year-old unrestricted free agent in 2021. The Suns had the appropriate to match any supply he acquired from one other workforce.

Oubre thrived in Phoenix after a December commerce despatched him and Austin Rivers from the Wizards to the Suns for Trevor Ariza. In 40 video games (12 begins) for Phoenix, Oubre posted profession highs in factors (16.9), subject aim share (45.3), rebounds (4.9) and assists (1.6).

He was even higher after transferring into the beginning lineup following the All-Star break, averaging 20 factors, 5.7 rebounds and a league-high 2.1 steals.

The one adverse for Oubre in his stint with the Suns was a thumb harm that required a minor process and ended his season in March. 

That did not mood Phoenix’s emotions for the 23-year-old forward of free company. 

“I’ve stated earlier than: We love Kelly,” Suns normal supervisor James Jones advised reporters in April. “We wish Kelly right here.”

Oubre, the 15th total choose within the 2015 NBA draft, spent his first 4 seasons in Washington, posting averages of 8.2 factors, 3.5 rebounds and 0.7 steals per recreation. 

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