Kelly Oubre Jr. will be a free agent at the end of the season. But as early as now, he is already being linked to various teams.
One of those teams is the San Antonio Spurs, and several players are reportedly “eager” to have him on the roster.
“Oubre will likely seek upward of $20 million in average annual salary on the open market, and there should be plenty of suitors,” wrote Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report. “Several Spurs players appear eager to land Oubre in San Antonio, according to league sources. He could slide into DeMar DeRozan’s spot on the wing as a lower-usage, defensive piece who fits the young Spurs’ timeline. Tom Thibodeau is also said to have an interest in bringing Oubre, among other veteran players, to New York.”
Oubre played last season for the Golden State Warriors. Although he posted solid numbers, he did not seem like a good fit with the squad’s style of play.
Many in the league believe that the 25-year-old will not return to Golden State. Aside from the salary he is expected to command on the market, Oubre will also lose his starting spot with the Warriors as All-Star Klay Thompson is set to return from injury next season.