The trade deadline just finished pretty much 24 hours prior, however teams are as of now directing their concentration toward the next big date on the player movement calendar: free agency. One team that will have a few decisions to make this mid year is the Golden State Warriors.
Specifically, swingman Kelly Oubre Jr’s. agreement has concluded, and the Warriors should choose if they need to bring him back after a conflicting season up until now. Speaking to reporters on Friday, GM Bob Myers said the appropriate response is indeed, which is the reason they didn’t trade him on Thursday. Through ESPN:
“I think a lot of people thought he might be available,” Myers said. “But we value him too, as evidenced by not trading him. … He handled it very well. I think our actions spoke to how we view him.”
Oubre, notwithstanding, isn’t exactly as certain about his future in the Bay Area, which would probably incorporate a bench role next season once Klay Thompson gets back from injury. Tending to the circumstance on Thursday night after the Warriors’ misfortune to the Kings, Oubre had this to say:
“I can’t speak for the future, brother. You keep asking me questions like I’m a psychic. But at the end of the day, I’m growing, I’m honing in on my skills in this league and I can offer a lot more than coming off the bench, so at the end of the day, this is my life. I can’t tell the future. Only God can.”
Obviously, Oubre wasn’t keen on examining whether he would take less cash to remain with the Warriors next season. In light of the borderline offensive question on Thursday, Oubre said, “I’m not answering your questions no more. I’m sorry. Next question.”
Oubre is setting up 15.2 points and 5.8 rebounds in his first season with the Warriors, which on the face may seem like decent numbers, yet he’s to a great extent been frustrating put something aside for a rankling February. Indeed, even with that new hot streak, he’s still just shooting 43.9 percent from the field and 31.1 percent from 3-point land. He likewise has one of the most exceedingly terrible on/off splits in the team. The Warriors have an or more 4.6 net rating when he sits, and a short 3.7 net rating when he’s on the court.
He’s still genuinely youthful, an extraordinary athlete and a hard worker who can watch different situations on defensive end. In spite of the brutal shooting numbers, you can comprehend why the Warriors would be keen on keeping him around in a more diminished role next season. Simultaneously, on the off chance that he proceeded onward it’s difficult to envision the Warriors would miss him all that amount.