Kelly Oubre...

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I think he deserves his own thread... He's playing at career high levels since he's joined the Suns. He's a restricted FA after this season. He's just 23 years old and today he told Gambo he wants to stay in Phoenix. Here's what he said:

“Why would I go anywhere else?” Oubre said when asked if Phoenix was his preferred destination across the entire NBA. “I’m here, I’m getting established and I’m not a guy that really wants to be on a million teams in my tenure in the league and I just want to create a dynasty and a legacy here in Phoenix with [Deandre Ayton], [Devin Booker], [Mikal Bridges], all the guys in the locker room. It’s beautiful.”

“I’m just so happy that Phoenix, James (Jones) made the call and traded for me to come to Phoenix man because that was the biggest blessing of my career so far.”

“One-hundred percent I would love to remain Phoenix,” Oubre said. “The money and all that stuff is above my head right now. I’m just trying to focus on these last 17 games so that I can prove myself and show that I’m worth every penny thrown at me.”

http://arizonasports.com/story/1863423/kelly-oubre-jr-phoenix-suns-free-agency/

I really don't know what kind of money he's going to command... It's kinda funny how people were initially comparing Bridges to Marion. And then Oubre steps into the picture and to me, his presence and play is far more Marion-like than anyone else.
So can he play a valuable role on a contender? I believe so... I really hope the Suns find a way to lock him up!
 

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Gotta love that quote about wanting to stay here. We have had way too many players trying to push their way out. I would love to reward that attitude.
 

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Oubre won't have many games where he goes off like last night, but he always competes, and that's extremely valuable to this team going forward.
 

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Gotta love that quote about wanting to stay here. We have had way too many players trying to push their way out. I would love to reward that attitude.

Warren had the same positive attitude when the Suns signed him to his extension, and now Warren clearly wants out. I wouldn't put too much stock into this just yet.
 

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His energy is valuable to such a young team. He clearly makes TJ expendable. He is going to get a small fortune 15m+...
 

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His energy is valuable to such a young team. He clearly makes TJ expendable. He is going to get a small fortune 15m+...

I'd take Oubre over TJ all day long... The only benefit TJ provides is scoring. Oubre is so much more disruptive and clearly has the ability to score in bunches as well... But yea, Oubre is going to get a nice payday from someone... Hope it's PHX!
 

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He’s a nice change of pace from TJ and he’s much better than JJ but we can’t overpay mediocre players. It comes down to price but I don’t think he’ll get much on the market... Shouldn’t go more than 3/45 and we’d get him for age 24-27 seasons.

I think there’s less than 10% chance JJ is back next year.
 

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He’s a nice change of pace from TJ and he’s much better than JJ but we can’t overpay mediocre players. It comes down to price but I don’t think he’ll get much on the market... Shouldn’t go more than 3/45 and we’d get him for age 24-27 seasons.

I think there’s less than 10% chance JJ is back next year.

You mean TJ right?

I think Josh has improved a lot, and can't see how they would not want to keep him at this stage.
 

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Warren had the same positive attitude when the Suns signed him to his extension, and now Warren clearly wants out. I wouldn't put too much stock into this just yet.

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Oubre won't have many games where he goes off like last night, but he always competes, and that's extremely valuable to this team going forward.

I'm not so sure about that. His performance looked effortless to a certain extent. He was focused and putting in the effort but it didn't seem like he was trying to have a big game like he did. He just does what's needed and if that means he fills up the stat sheet then that's great but it doesn't seem like that is important to him based on how he's talked about some of his performances in post game interviews.
 

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I'd comment on the points of disagreement between your post and mine, but I couldn't identify any. So I guess I'm not sure about it either, whatever that means.

I think we just disagree on how often he'll have games like last night. We'll probably have a much better idea of that if he stays in the starting lineup for the final 17 games. I hope he does match his stat line from last night more than he falls short of doing so, even if that makes his price go up a little bit.
 

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I think we just disagree on how often he'll have games like last night. We'll probably have a much better idea of that if he stays in the starting lineup for the final 17 games. I hope he does match his stat line from last night more than he falls short of doing so, even if that makes his price go up a little bit.
I’ll agree with e. I think he’ll average 14-16 with occasional games like last night. And on a good team that’s gold with his effort.
 

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Like I said a few days back, Oubre seems to enjoy being a Sun. The door is wide open for him to make a name And establish himself within this franchise.

We have no other forwards/wings on this team for him to compete with. He’s not competing with Bridges and TJ due to their contracts. JJ is signed into next year I think.
 
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