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Kelly Oubre Jr. started feeling pain in right wrist when taking physicals before Suns training camp, unsure if he’ll play on Tuesday


Phoenix Suns small forward Kelly Oubre Jr. started feeling pain in his right wrist when taking physicals before training camp started.

As a result, Oubre is unsure if he’ll play in the Suns’ preseason opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday.

The good news is that Oubre is no longer wearing a brace/splint on his right hand.

Oubre signed a two-year, $30 million contract to stay with the Suns this summer. Phoenix acquired Oubre from the Washington Wizards last season in the Trevor Ariza trade. The lefty 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.

The Suns have 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. The Suns aren’t expected to compete for a playoff spot this season. The only big move they made in free agency was signing point guard Ricky Rubio, although some might say the hiring of head coach Monty Williams was a step in the right direction.