Kelly Oubre Jr.

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  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    The Suns have continued to list Kelly Oubre as doubtful for Thursday's tilt vs. the Mavs as he works his way back from a right knee injury.

    Oubre has been listed as doubtful for some time and has yet to take the court. We can assume that he will be out until we receive word that he has been upgraded. The Suns will look to go a perfect 8-0 in the bubble and still have an outside shot at the play-in game.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Both Aron Baynes (right knee contusion) and Elie Okobo (right ankle sprain) have both been upgraded from out to questionable ahead of Tuesday's must-win game over the Sixers while Kelly Oubre Jr. (right knee rehab) remains doubtful.

    It is a big step in the right direction for both Baynes and Okobo as they have not had the questionable tag heading into game-day for quite some time. Baynes has an opportunity to see some back-up center minutes as soon as he is ready to go while Okobo will struggle to crack the rotation. Neither make for a good fantasy play right out of the gates and we should get an update prior to the 1:30 PM PST tip-off.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    The Suns are sticking with their usual injury report for Monday's game: Kelly Oubre (right knee) is doubtful while Aron Baynes (right knee contusion) and Elie Okobo (right ankle sprain) are out.

    The Suns are certainly missing Oubre and Baynes but you wouldn't know it based on their perfect record in the bubble. The team is playing some inspired ball and there's no reason to rush any of these players back when everything's clicking. If Phoenix can complete the miracle comeback and get into the postseason, Oubre and Baynes would be a big lift, but we wouldn't count on them for production in the final games of the fantasy season.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre (knee) is still listed as doubtful as the Suns approach their matchup on Saturday vs. the Heat.

    Oubre is still slowly getting back to health, and while the Suns are gaining ground in the playoff race out West, it would be a legitimate surprise for Oubre to return to action at this point. He last played on February 24, and it seems risky to push Oubre through his rehabilitation at this point.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre (knee) will sit Thursday's game against the Pacers.

    Oubre was doubtful on the injury report, but has officially been ruled out for Thursday's game. It's great to see him making progress though and the Suns are one of the hottest teams in the bubble. If he joins the mix, they'll be an even more intriguing team.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre (right knee rehab) has been officially upgraded to doubtful for Thursday's match against the Pacers.

    This is the first time Oubre has not been listed as "out" due to his knee injury he suffered before the bubble. Oubre has been rehabbing his right knee since prior to the resumption of the season and although he's doubtful, it's the first tangible sign we've seen of him getting healthier.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. has been rehabilitating his right knee in the NBA bubble and is listed doubtful vs. the Pacers on Thursday.

    Oubre had surgery on his right knee in March and hasn't played yet since the NBA season resumed. On July 21, Coach Monty Williams said that Oubre wasn't taking much contact but was participating in on-court workouts. The Suns are likely to be cautious with Oubre and it is uncertain if he will play for the Suns during their final regular season games. Mikal Bridges will continue to see an increased role offensively for the Suns while Oubre is sidelined.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. is still rehabilitating his injured right knee and will not playing be playing for the Suns in their game vs. the Mavs on Sunday.

    Oubre has yet to play for the Suns for the resumption of the season. He's a talented player and does a lot, able to fill up the box score, but sadly, the timing isn't right and he's a tough hold to gamble on, especially considering how few games the Suns have remaining.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    As expected, Kelly Oubre will sit out of Friday's contest vs. the Wizards as he continues to rehabilitate from a torn right meniscus.

    It appears unlikely that Oubre will suit up for any of the resumption games and that he is gearing up to be ready for the start of the 2020-21 season. However, that is not the official word so it is worth monitoring as he would be a hot waiver-wire commodity if he is given the green light at some point. For now, he can be left off fantasy rosters and Mikal Bridges should continue to see a larger role for the Suns as they fight for the eighth seed in the Western Conference.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre (knee) will not play in Tuesday's scrimmage.

    The Suns have yet to make a determination on Oubre's status for the NBA restart, but things aren't looking good. The last word was that he wasn't taking contact in practices, and everything since then has been a version of "no update." At this point, it's probably safest to scratch Oubre off your draft boards for the restart. Mikal Bridges should get plenty of burn in his stead.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre has been doing more on-court work in Orlando but still isn't taking much contact, per Monty Williams.

    The Suns haven't ruled Oubre in or out for the restart games after he underwent knee surgery back in March, but this isn't a great sign. He still has time to ramp up via the scrimmage games, but given that Phoenix is also missing its starting point guard and backup center at the moment, it's unlikely that they ask one of their core players to push through any sort of discomfort. Oubre still doesn't seem likely to play in Orlando but we'll wait for official word before ruling him out.

    Source: Evan Sidery on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. took another step forward for the Suns in 2019-20, ranking 47th in 9-cat and slotting in at 58th in 8-cat.

    Oubre Jr. played the best ball of his career in 2018-19, a season he split between the Wizards and the Suns, and he bumped it up another notch this year. He averaged 18.7 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 1.5 APG, 1.3 SPG and 1.9 threes in an all-around effort in 56 games. Oubre Jr.'s season was cut short at the end of February due to a torn right meniscus, although he only missed seven games before the league was stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He said earlier this week that he isn't 100 percent committed to playing when the league resumes in Orlando at Disney World in less than two weeks. It seems more likely that he will opt against participating the rest of the way, as he cited both his physical and mental health as reasons for caution moving forward.

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. is back on the court, showing all of his athleticism, but his mental state means even more to him, and until his mindset is right about playing again his return is truly unknown.

    “It’s a mental thing,” Oubre said after Tuesday’s practice. “I’m more 90% mental, 10% physical. I’m continuing to get stronger each and every day, but mentally, it’s a lot thrown at me in a short amount of time for me to get out there and resume high level of playing as everybody expects of me.” Oubre hasn’t played since February 24th, after averaging a career-high 18.7 points and 6.4 rebounds in his fifth NBA season out of Kansas. The Suns are six games out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the West held by the Grizzlies, with only eight “seeding” games to make a postseason push. And even though they would love to see Oubre join them on the court at some point during the bubble, it’s likely that the team will exercise a lot of caution with its young swingman.

    Source: Arizona Central

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    While Kelly Oubre (torn right meniscus) has been doing "a little" of the on-court work in Orlando, most of his efforts have been on rehab efforts.

    Oubre was initially reported as out for the Orlando restart, though in the last few weeks the Suns have refused to close the door on him playing. The team has poor playoff odds but may see some benefits in getting their full roster some additional reps in, as well as a return simply acting as a reward for Oubre diligently completing a long rehab stint. Fantasy players might not want to make KO a priority in resumption drafts but it's hard to write him off completely until we know his official status. For what it's worth, Monty Williams says that Oubre has his bounce and looks great.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Speaking to the media on Monday, James Jones left the door open for Kelly Oubre (right knee) to play during the Orlando restart.

    Oubre has previously been reported as done for the year, which makes sense given the Suns’ slim playoff odds despite their inclusion in the Orlando bubble. It would still be surprising if he suited up, but considering his right knee surgery came with a four-week re-evaluation date as of March 3, he’s had plenty of time to rest up. Perhaps the Suns want to get their core players more reps together. Anyone playing fantasy games from here on out will want to keep a close eye on Oubre’s status.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter