Shooting guard Kelly Paul Oubre Jr. is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers. This has been reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Kelly Oubre Jr., joining the 76ers, could calm nerves as there is uncertainty around James Harden
“Free agent G/F Kelly Oubre Jr., is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, sources tell ESPN. Oubre — who averaged 20 points for Charlotte last season — could get significant opportunity on the wing with the uncertainty around James Harden,” Wojnarowski posted on X, formerly Twitter.
Oubre, 27, played for the Hornets in the last two seasons. He averaged 20.3 points per game last season. However, he’s never managed to stick with the same team for some years now. He became a free agent after exiting the Hornets, and stayed in the market for quite a long time.
Oubre was a valuable asset to the Hornets, and many were expecting that he would stick with the team for the 2023-2024 season.
Meanwhile, details of the pending deal remain scarce, but sources indicate that the deal will likely come for a minimum salary as the 76ers are already above the first luxury tax apron.
Who is Kelly Paul Oubre Jr.?
Kelly Oubre Jr. is a 27-year-old American professional basketball player from New Orleans, Louisiana. His parents are Kelly Oubre Sr. and Tonya Coleman.
In the 2015 NBA draft, the Atlanta Hawks selected him with the 15th overall pick in the 1st round. The team immediately traded his draft rights to the Washington Wizards.
Kelly Oubre Jr. has since played for teams such as the Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors, the Charlotte Hornets, and now, about to play for the Philadelphia 76ers.
How much will Kelly Oubre Jr. make if he joins the Philadelphia 76ers?
Details of the contract that the team put before the player are not available as at the time of filing this report. Because of this, it would be difficult to quote the salary the player will earn if he signs the contract.
Meanwhile, Oubre’s salary in 2019 was $14.42 million. That was when he was with the Suns between 2018 and 2020.