Kelly Oubre Jr., Hornets Reportedly Agree to 2-Year, $26M Contract

Jeff Chiu/Associated PressAccording to Chris Haynes, Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reported that the Charlotte Hornets reached a multiyear agreement with forward Kelly Oubre Jr.According to Shams Charania, Oubre's contract is worth more than $26 Million over two years.Oubre was coming off an impressive season with the Phoenix Suns, when he was traded in November to the Golden State Warriors. In 56 games for Phoenix, Oubre averaged 18.7 point, 6.4 rebound, 1.9 threes, and 1.5 assists during the 2019-20 season.The New Orleans native, aged 25, was then traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Chris Paul blockbuster. He was then flipped to the Dubs less that a week later.With more offensive talent around him (led by Andrew Wiggins and Stephen Curry), his production fell in Golden State.Oubre averaged 15.4 ppg and 6.0 rebounds, while shooting only 31.6 percent from 3-point range in 55 games played with the Warriors.His overall numbers would decline in a team where he was often the third or fourth scoring option, but his efficiency was more concerning. This is the first thing he will work to correct heading into next season.He was originally a Kansas first-rounder by the Atlanta Hawks, and in 2015 he was traded to the Washington Wizards as a draft-night deal. In December 2018, he was traded to the Suns.Oubre is a solid bounce-back candidate heading to the Hornets. His career was on an upward trajectory during his time in Washington, Phoenix, and he didn't find the right fit in Golden State. That led to a brief tenure.This forward, who is high-flying and possesses the ability to make his teammates successful, should be a key contributor on a wing.