PHOENIX SUNS

Kelly Oubre Jr. officially signs 2-year deal with Suns

Jul 16, 2019, 10:55 AM

Phoenix Suns' Kelly Oubre Jr. (3) drives toward the basket as Houston Rockets' Iman Shumpert (1) de...

Phoenix Suns' Kelly Oubre Jr. (3) drives toward the basket as Houston Rockets' Iman Shumpert (1) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 15, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Kelly Oubre Jr. inked his new contract with the Phoenix Suns preceding a Tuesday press conference re-introducing the 23-year-old forward.

The Suns, including general manager James Jones and head coach Monty Williams, scheduled an 11 a.m. press conference to speak on the latest in free agency. The presser will be streamed live on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.

Oubre and Phoenix agreed to the deal last Wednesday. It is reportedly worth $30 million over two years.

In 40 games for the Suns last season, Oubre put up the best numbers of his career, averaging 16.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.0 block and 1.4 steals per game. He also did so efficiently with a career-best field goal percentage of 45.3.

Oubre was infamously involved in a three-team deal between the Suns, Wizards and Memphis Grizzlies that collapsed due to miscommunication. In the deal, the Suns believed they were receiving Grizzlies wing Dillon Brooks while Memphis thought it would be sending wing MarShon Brooks.

In that proposed trade, Oubre was headed to Memphis while the Suns sent Trevor Ariza to Washington and were acquiring guard Austin Rivers from Washington and the Grizzlies’ Wayne Selden.

The morning after on Dec. 15, Oubre was traded to Phoenix along with Rivers in exchange for Ariza. Selden and MarShon Brooks, the two other players left from the madness, were traded to the Chicago Bulls on Jan. 3. The Suns waived Rivers and the veteran guard signed with the Houston Rockets for the rest of the season.

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