Kelly Oubre Jr. changes agent, signs with Tobias Harris’ father
Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. has changed agents, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. His new representation will be Torrel Harris of Unique Sports Management International.
#Phoenix #Suns G Kelly Oubre Jr. has signed with agent Torrel Harris of Unique Sports Management International, according to sources. Harris is the agent and father of #Sixers forward Tobias Harris, among others. Torrel got Tobias a five-year $180M deal with PHILLY in July. #NBA
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) March 21, 2020
As Pompey notes, Harris’ dad did pretty well for his son last summer, as the Sixers shelled out $180 million for a five-year contract with Tobias. The Sixers forward had been putting up 19.4 points per game on the first year of his max deal when the NBA suspended its season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Oubre was traded to the Suns from the Washington Wizards in December 2018 and has played well since the move. He extended his contract last July for two-years, $30 million, making him eligible for free agency at 25 years old in 2020-21.
In his sixth season, Oubre Jr. had been averaging a career-high 18.7 points per game in 56 games, helping the Suns cling to contention for the eighth seed in the Western Conference for a surprisingly large chunk of the year. If the regular season does resume, Phoenix (26-39) would likely be out of the running—six games behind the Memphis Grizzlies (32-33)—but the team clearly made major strides in 2019-20.
Oubre looks to be a key cog for the franchise going forward as the young Suns continue to develop.
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Kelly Oubre Jr. is Torrel Harris’ first client outside of his sons. Harris has and had other clients.