Suns’ Kelly Oubre Jr. speaks out on possibly playing in Orlando bubble
Things are looking up for Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. It’s been earlier reported that the Suns’ swingman might be able to join the team and hopefully play for the NBA season restart this month.
The 24-year old spoke for the very first time about his current status.
“Health status is up to the staff,” he explained (per arizonasports.com). “I feel fine.”
Kelly Oubre Jr. has been out doing some rehabilitation for the majority of spring after a meniscus surgery early in March. Luckily for him, the season was halted shortly after he was deemed out for the rest of the season, giving Oubre ample time to rest and recover while on quarantine.
“My main focus here is to support my teammates and continue to get better and be a leader. Everything else is out of my hands.” he said.
Though Oubre explained that it was up to the team’s staff to give him the go-signal to play and join the team, he admits that there’s still a lot of work to be done especially with the mental aspect of his come back.
“I understand a lot of people want to see me play, but at the end of the day, you’d rather see Kelly Oubre come (back) on top of his game than Kelly Oubre being mediocre,” said Oubre.
Phoenix would need all the help it can get as the team is still looking to earn a slot in this year’s playoff picture. They’ll be 2.5 games behind the Portland Trailblazers, the New Orleans Pelicans, and the Sacramento Kings who are all tied at the ninth spot when the seeding games begin in Orlando.