Kelly Oubre Jr. N ° 3 of the Phoenix Suns during the first half of the NBA match against the Houston Rockets at the Talking Stick Resort Arena on February 4, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen / Getty Images)
Tsunami Papi is back.
The Phoenix Suns have entered into a two-year contract with a budget of $ 30 million with restricted free agent Kelly Oubre Jr., his agent told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski Wednesday. John Gambadoro's Sports Resort 98.7 FM Arizona added that the contract goes from $ 15.7 million to $ 14.3 million over the two seasons without options.
The contract allows Oubre to regain his status as a free agent at age 25 after the 2020-21 season.
Oubre, 23, breathed life into the Suns during the final season of his acquisition of the Washington Wizards in late December. In 40 games with the Suns, he has recorded the best figures of his career, averaging 16.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.4 volley per game. He has also done it effectively, with a percentage of 45.3 goals on the field the best in career.
The Suns holding the rights to Oubre's birds, the team is able to exceed the ceiling in order to sign the old round first choice again.
With Oubre in the fold, the Suns return to the wing. Second-left pro and sophomore player Mikal Bridges spends the majority of the minutes in front of or behind Devin Booker. Rookie Cam Johnson, the NBA Draft's 11th pick in 2019, is also expected to join the group after Phoenix traded his wings, T.J. Warren and Josh Jackson this offseason.
The addition of Oubre has allowed the Suns to sign a free contract with independent goaltender Ricky Rubio following a $ 51 million three-year deal, and striker Frank Kaminsky, who seems to be the exception of the hall, a two-year contract just under $ 10 million.
Oubre was infamously involved in a three-team contract between the Suns, Wizards and Memphis Grizzlies that collapsed as a result of miscommunication. In agreement, the Suns thought they would receive the Grizzlies' wing, Dillon Brooks, while Memphis was thinking of sending the MarShon Brooks wing.
In this proposed trade, Oubre headed for Memphis while the Suns sent Trevor Ariza to Washington and purchased guard Austin Rivers from Washington and Wayne Selden from the Grizzlies.
The next morning, December 15, Oubre was traded to Phoenix with Rivers in exchange for Ariza. Selden and MarShon Brooks, the two other players out of the madness, were traded against the Chicago Bulls on January 3rd. The Suns gave up Rivers and the veteran guard signed with the Houston Rockets for the rest of the season.