Free from any contract, Kelly Oubre Jr. will sign for one year with the Sixers after signing the best season of his career (20.2 points average). Announced in Dallas then Miami, the former Hornets has finally found a base. A good reinforcement for Philadelphia what’s more, while we still don’t know what the future of James Harden will be.
He was one of the most followed players in free agency this summer. Kelly Oubre Jr. however, had to wait until the last days before the resumption of training camp to find the right fit. First suspected among Mavericks of Luka Doncic et Kyrie Irving then with Jimmy Butler au Heatit is ultimately under the colors of Philadelphia that the 27-year-old swingman will play next season after signing a one-year contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. An interesting choice on the part of Sixers while vagueness still reigns around their star James Harden.
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The former Hornet is coming off the best season of his career after averaging 20.2 points on 43.1% shooting, 5.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 32 minutes. Able to catch fire on a good night, he signed the two best performances coming off the bench in Charlotte history with 39 and 37 points. However, he has difficulty getting rid of the label of individualist which sticks to him and which has caused him to often change franchises (Washington, Phoenix, Golden State, Charlotte).
What place for Oubre Jr. in the 76ers roster?
At 27 years old, Oubre perhaps offers one last opportunity to settle permanently in a franchise, especially if a certain bearded man were to pack his bags. In the idea where Harden would spend a few more months Phillythe former of Hornets could be a good option to blow The Beard, Tyrese Maxey or Tobias Harris. In any case, it’s a very nice move that the Sixersin a period where observers doubt the project established for years around The Process.