April 9, 2019, 11:11 pmKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre Jr. couldn't finish the season for the Suns, but his strong stretch of play towards the end of the year gives the team some optimism next season.
Oubre flourished on the Suns, posting top-50 value in Phoenix with averages of 16.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.7 3s on .453 shooting. He missed the last 11 games of the season with a thumb injury, but he's by far the most capable two-way wing on the Suns and should get ample opportunity to build off his strong play next year.
March 21, 2019, 1:04 pmKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre Jr. (thumb surgery) will undergo a procedure on his thumb and miss the rest of the season.
This is devastating news for Oubre owners, as he was playing the best basketball of his young career prior to going down, with top-40 value in 9-cat leagues over the past two months. Josh Jackson and Mikal Bridges will get plenty of extra run with this news, and should be added for the final stretch run in any leagues that they are still available.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
March 20, 2019, 6:01 pmKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre (left thumb sprain) has been ruled out of Thursday's matchup against the Pistons.
That'll be two straight games on the shelf for Oubre, who has been producing early-middle round value for multiple months now. Josh Jackson and Mikal Bridges both make fine adds in the interim, with Jackson more of a punt-percentages player. Look for all the Suns to get in more work on offense with Oubre's absence leaving 16.2 shots per game (in March) on the table.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter
March 20, 2019, 3:16 pmKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre Jr. (left thumb sprain) did not practice on Wednesday, and his status remains iffy for Thursday's game against the Pistons after sitting out Monday vs. the Bulls.
This is unfortunate news for Oubre owners, as he has been awesome as a member of the Suns, providing top-40 value in 9-cat leagues over the last two months. Josh Jackson and Mikal Bridges both stand to absorb the majority of Oubre's 32.9 mpg over the last month for as long as Oubre is out, and are well worth a look as we see how this situation plays out.
Source: Kevin Zimmerman on Twitter
March 18, 2019, 2:41 pmKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre (left thumb sprain) will not play on Monday against the Bulls.
It's a tough break for fantasy owners as Oubre has been excellent over the last couple of months. All the Suns should get more usage tonight, with Oubre averaging 16.2 shots per game in March. Josh Jackson is the most likely player to start, though Mikal Bridges could also draw the nod without much surprise. They're the top two targets here, with Bridges preferred unless you simply need popcorn numbers.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter
March 18, 2019, 1:25 pmKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre (left thumb sprain) has been added to the injury report and is questionable for Monday's matchup with the Bulls.
Oubre has been dynamite since joining the Suns and his absence would be a crushing blow to fantasy owners. Mikal Bridges and Josh Jackson would likely be the biggest beneficiaries, though all the wings on the roster would likely see added time. The matchup between two of the worst teams in the league has tons of draft lottery implications, but hopefully the Suns give Oubre the green light if he's close to playing, Zion odds be damned.
Source: Evan Sidery on Twitter
March 16, 2019, 10:17 pmKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre continues to cruise, with his latest exploits coming in the form of 32 points (12-of-25 shooting), six rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on Saturday against the Pelicans.
Oubre's just killing it lately and is a locked-in starter. The trade to Phoenix has given him a huge jolt and hopefully you were able to get on this train early. Oubre's going to be highly sought after on the RFA market.
March 16, 2019, 1:31 amKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre Jr. had himself a sweet two-way game in Friday's loss to the Rockets, posting 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting with four rebounds, two assists, three 3s, five steals and two blocks in 36 minutes.
Oubre was the best Sun player out there tonight. He's been a top-30 asset in 9-cat over the last couple of weeks, making him a hold despite the Suns' light schedule ahead.
March 14, 2019, 1:12 amKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre Jr. stayed hot on Wednesday with 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting in 31 minutes of action in a loss to the Jazz.
He added four rebounds, two assists and one steal to the box score. Oubre Jr. and Tyler Johnson, who had 15 points on 4-of-10 shooting, have been solid additions to this team. Oubre Jr. is a top-50 value since being acquired by the Suns, while Johnson is inside the top-90. Both guys can retain middle-round value even when TJ Warren returns.
March 10, 2019, 11:45 pmKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre Jr. dropped 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting with five rebounds and four 3-pointers in a win over the Warriors on Sunday.
Oubre Jr. is enjoying his time in Phoenix and is playing the best basketball of his career. He is a top-70 value over the past month and has been the Suns' second leading scorer behind Booker since he was acquired. He is a must-own player and should retain middle-round value even when TJ Warren returns.
March 6, 2019, 10:48 amKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Suns wing Kelly Oubre has quickly become a fan favorite since being acquired in a December trade with the Wizards and the 23-year-old wants to stay put.
Oubre is a restricted free agent this upcoming offseason, and while that means the Suns can match any offer, they are still playing without a starting-caliber point guard which has been the team’s priority for the last year. In 34 games for the Suns, Oubre is averaging 16.0 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.3 steals a game and a recent move into the starting lineup has paid off as he is now in must-own territory.
Source: Arizona Sports
March 4, 2019, 11:58 pmKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre led the Suns in their 114-105 win over the Bucks on Monday with 27 points on 7-of-14 shooting to go with 13 rebounds, an assist, a steal, three blocks and a 3-pointer.
Oubre was the player of the night for the Suns who took down the No. 1 team in the league thanks to his play on both ends of the floor. The only thing that you can complain about is his 12-for-17 mark at the line which is something he's always struggled with. He brings a certain intensity out there on the court and it's translated into a top-50 stretch over the past month with averages of 18.6 points, 1.6 3s, 5.9 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 0.8 blocks on .460 shooting.
March 3, 2019, 1:04 amKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre hit 6-of-10 from the field on Saturday night en route to 14 points, five rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers against the Lakers.
If only Oubre could shoot this well every night. It's a blend of the chucker-friendly environment in Phoenix plus his own lack of self-control, but if Oubre could rein it in like this regularly he'd be a dynamite fantasy asset. He remains a must-own option in all formats but don't get used to the solid efficiency.