Wizards’ Kelly Oubre says comments on Raptors’ Delon Wright were misconstrued
Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre pinpointed that his comments on Toronto Raptors point guard Delon Wright were misconstrued.
“Obviously the story sounds sexier when I say that he doesn’t play well at home so that’s the story that made the headlines,” said Oubre, according to Josh Lewenberg of TSN.
Oubre was quoted saying Wright only played well in front of his home crowd at the Air Canada Centre, but the Wizards three-and-D man further clarified his point, calling Wright a “great player” from his own draft class “so why wouldn’t want him to succeed?,” according to Candace Buckner of The Washington Post.
Yet being his usual quirky-self, Oubre left one thing clear — he’s not to be trifled with.
“He can take it very personally but at the end of the day if you want to go to war, I’m the wrong person to go to war against,” said Oubre in a joking mood. “If I die, I’m going to come back to life and kill you.”
The two will likely square off tonight, but the Wizards swingman could possibly join the starting lineup with Otto Porter listed as questionable for tonight’s game with a left lower leg calf contusion and soreness.
Porter did not practice in today’s shootaround and will be a game-time call heading into Game 6, trailing the Wizards 3-2 in the series.
“Just got to take my energy drink a little earlier,” said Oubre in the possibility of joining the starting lineup. “Take my pre-game caffeine pill and I’ll be good.”