Kelly Oubre Jr. believes the ‘sky’s the limit’ for Suns
Kelly Oubre Jr. believes the “sky’s the limit” for the Phoenix Suns.
Oubre signed a two-year, $30 million contract to stay with the Suns. The lefty is excited to build Phoenix into a winner.
Kelly Oubre Jr. on returning to the #Suns: "It's a young core. The sky's the limit for us. To be a part of that is such a blessing. I'm a Valley Boy, though. That's all I gotta say. Straight up."
— Gina Mizell (@ginamizell) July 16, 2019
Phoenix acquired Kelly Oubre Jr. from the Washington Wizards last season in the Trevor Ariza trade. The 23-year-old averaged 15.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 69 games with Washington and Phoenix while shooting 44.5 percent from the field, 32.0 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free-throw line.
Phoenix has been a walking disaster for years. They haven’t made the playoffs since 2010. It’s up to Oubre, Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton to turn the franchise around. It’s not going to be easy, though, since the Western Conference is tough as nails.
Monty Williams is the new coach of the Suns. Hopefully, Phoenix gives Williams a chance to honor his contract. The Suns fired Igor Kokoskov after just one season.
Oubre has deemed he and his Suns teammates as the “Valley Boyz.” He even trademarked the moniker. Now, it’s time for the group to win some games in 2019-20 and put the Suns back on the NBA map. Sometimes, people forget there’s even a team in Phoenix since the Suns have been so putrid.