Former Suns F Kelly Oubre Jr. hit by vehicle, in stable condition

Nov 11, 2023, 8:35 PM | Updated: 9:27 pm

Kelly Oubre Jr....

Kelly Oubre Jr. #9 of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts during the second quarter of the preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on October 16, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)

(Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)

Philadelphia 76ers and former Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. was struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian near his residence in Center City, Philadelphia, the 76ers announced on Saturday night.

Oubre was hospitalized in stable condition.

The NBA veteran is expected to miss “significant” time on the court due to the injuries he sustained, which are not expected to be season-ending, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

Oubre was later released from the hospital, according to Wojnarowski.

The 27-year-old played 96 games for the Suns from 2018-20. Phoenix traded him to the Oklahoma City Thunder after the 2020 NBA bubble in its package for point guard Chris Paul. Oubre played for the Golden State Warriors and Charlotte Hornets before signing a one-year deal with the Sixers this past offseason.

Oubre was off to a hot start in Philadelphia, averaging 16.3 points per game on 50% shooting (38% from deep). He has been the 76ers’ fourth-leading scorer after Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey and Tobias Harris.

Philadelphia is 7-1 and on a seven-game winning streak.

Oubre was at practice the morning of the incident. He started the last five games.


Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus

Phoenix Suns

Thaddeus Young #21 of the Toronto Raptors dribbles the ball as JT Thor #21 of the Charlotte Hornets...

Kellan Olson

Thaddeus Young will do ‘whatever it takes’ in veteran role for Suns

Thaddeus Young arrives in the Valley as a signing off the buyout market after the Suns nearly acquired him on two separate occasions.

12 hours ago

Bradley Beal #3 of the Phoenix Suns posts up on Kris Dunn #11 of the Utah Jazz during the second ha...

Arizona Sports

Bradley Beal questionable for Suns’ 1st game back vs. Mavericks

Phoenix Suns guard Bradley Beal is listed as questionable for the team's first game back from the All-Star break on Thursday in Dallas.

15 hours ago

Frank Vogel...

Kevin Zimmerman

Suns’ Frank Vogel talks Kevin Durant’s leadership, Bradley Beal’s injury status

Phoenix Suns coach Frank Vogel discussed Kevin Durant's leadership after Charles Barkley's comments and updated us on Bradley Beal's status.

23 hours ago


Arizona Sports Video

Video: Frank Vogel defends Kevin Durant’s leadership style after Charles Barkley comments on Suns’ forward

Basketball legend Charles Barkley spoke on Suns forward Kevin Durant, over the All-Star Weekend, and said that Durant is "a follower, not a leader." Phoenix head coach Frank Vogel defends KD's leadership style during Bickley & Marotta Newsmakers Week.

23 hours ago

Frank Vogel graphic...

Arizona Sports Video

Video: Suns’ Frank Vogel defends Kevin Durant’s leadership, gives Bradley Beal update

The second day of Newsmakers Week had Phoenix Suns head coach Frank Vogel joining Bickley and Marotta to defend Kevin Durant's leadership following Charles Barkley's comments during the All-Star break. Vogel also gave an updated on Bradley Beal.

24 hours ago

Kevin Durant and Devin Booker...

Kellan Olson

How the Suns can certify elite status after the NBA All-Star break

For all the rightful talk about parity in the NBA this season, Vegas is patting that notion on the head and calling it adorable.

24 hours ago

Former Suns F Kelly Oubre Jr. hit by vehicle, in stable condition