Kings should bid on K. Oubre

#1
Obviously Phoenix is going to match but we shouldn't let them get him below market rate. Long game I would like to loosen the screws to pry away M. Bridges. Thoughts?
 
#2
I'll leave the chess game to you. But I do like Oubre and wish we could have snatched him up from the Wizards. I'm guessing that we tried to get him and came up short. The Suns do seem to be overloaded at the SF position with Oubre, Josh Jackson, Mikal Bridges and TJ Warren.
 
#6
Not saying you guys are wrong! Maybe Oubre would be the greatest fit ever. I’m not near as high on him. But so what? I just admire and smile at the persistence.
 

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#7
That's why you make a play prior to the trade deadline on someone like him. No way do they let him go after he showed out post trade.
 
#9
Kings fans love him. Advanced metrics hate him. Click here to find out why!

https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com...the-right-move-in-trading-away-kelly-oubre-jr

Seriously though, even if you count his improvement after getting traded to PHO, his advanced stats were still worse than Justin Jackson overall.
Eye test tells me that, while extremely athletic, he’s inconsistent. Frustratingly so. The KINGS are already stocked up on frustrating players.

I feel like he’s Shawn Marion but only set to level 3 or 4.
 
#10
Some of you really, really want Oubre, don’t you? The longing for that guy on this board never seems to stop!

‘A’ for effort!
I'm not one of them. It would take very little time before the very same people that wanted him here, to be calling for his head. I have no idea what there is to rave about with Oubre. He's been in the league for 4 years, and in that time, he's had almost zero improvement. His overall shooting percentage of 42.4% and his three point percentage of 32.1% hasn't changed more than a few tenths of a percentage point in that four year span. He's not a good passer who averages less than one assist a game. He's an average to below average rebounder.

Yes, he'll have that occasional game where he looks like a superstar, but so does Willie. I'd go so far as to say that Oubre is more inconsistent than Wille is. I simply don't get the fascination with him. Other than being a good athlete, I don't see that much to get excited about.
 
#11
I guess I’m guilty of having seen a few of his “superstar” performances and then thinking this guy’s got tremendous potential. For sure he’s more than a “good athlete.” I’ve observed that he’s long and seems to get a lot of deflections. But he doesn’t stay in front of his man nearly as well as Barnes. Like I said, I’m happy with Barnes and believe the best is yet to come. Oubre is someone I wanted when he had yet to be given a chance as a regular starter, and I thought his value was much lower than what the Suns gave up for him. So he’s not really on my list anymore.
 
#12
I'm not one of them. It would take very little time before the very same people that wanted him here, to be calling for his head. I have no idea what there is to rave about with Oubre. He's been in the league for 4 years, and in that time, he's had almost zero improvement. His overall shooting percentage of 42.4% and his three point percentage of 32.1% hasn't changed more than a few tenths of a percentage point in that four year span. He's not a good passer who averages less than one assist a game. He's an average to below average rebounder.

Yes, he'll have that occasional game where he looks like a superstar, but so does Willie. I'd go so far as to say that Oubre is more inconsistent than Wille is. I simply don't get the fascination with him. Other than being a good athlete, I don't see that much to get excited about.
Preach brotha! I didn’t want to stomp on their dreams, but I fully agree with you. I almost was going to compare him to Willie in terms of tantalizing physical talent that tends to disappoint. That’s why I made the comment about the KINGS being stocked up with frustrating players.

I don’t get the Oubre fascination, but I was beginning to believe I was in the minority.