Kelly Oubre Jr.

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  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    According to Shams Charania of the Athletic, Kelly Oubre Jr. will be sidelined for the resumption of the 2019-20 season as he continues to rehab from a torn right meniscus.

    It was reported in early June that Oubre would be able to take the floor when the season resumes in Orlando. However, it appears as if Oubre would have to wait until 2020-21. If Oubre is out once the season resumes, Mikal Bridges and Cameron Johnson are expected to soak up most of the minutes at the small forward position.

    Source: Stadium on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. (torn right meniscus) will be able to take the floor for the Suns when the NBA returns to play in Orlando on July 31, the team's owner Robert Sarver said on Friday.

    This is phenomenal news for the Suns, as Oubre had really been having a breakout season for the Suns (18.7 PTS, 6.4 REB, 1.5 AST, 1.3 STL, 0.7 BLK and 1.9 threes per game in 34.5 minutes) prior to going down with a torn meniscus in late February. He was originally expected to miss the rest of the 2019-20 season, but due to the pandemic he has recovered and will evidently be fully functional for a team that currently sits in 13th place in the Western Conference. They will have quite the uphill battle to force their way into the playoff field in August, as there will only be eight regular season games played before the playoffs are set.

    Source: Arizona Sports

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    According to Duane Rankin of the Arizona Republic, Kelly Oubre Jr. (right knee surgery) "may very well be ready to play" when the NBA season resumes.

    Oubre underwent surgery in early March and was looking at a 4-6 week timetable, so there is a lot of legs to this story. The Suns are currently six games back of the Grizzlies for the eighth seed in the Western Conference, and won't rush Oubre back if he isn't 100 percent when the NBA is back up and running.

    Source: AZ Central

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    While Kelly Oubre is doing well in his recovery from knee surgery, he still hasn't been able to test things out on the court.

    This isn't a surprise considering the inability of most players to get on any court these days, let alone in situations that will help re-strengthen the knee with any kind of intensity. Oubre was expected to miss the rest of the season when he underwent surgery in early March but it's possible he can return to action if the NBA season resumes at some point.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Cameron Johnson
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Cameron Johnson is fully cleared from mononucleosis that he has been battling for the past few weeks.

    Johnson missed the final three games before the league was suspended due to mononucleosis, but will be ready to go when the season starts up again. Johnson was looking at an expanded role with Kelly Oubre Jr. injured, but there is now a chance that Oubre Jr. will be ready a situation to monitor when the season gets ready to resume.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. (torn right meniscus) may be back in the lineup if the NBA regular season resumes in mid-April.

    Oubre was scheduled to be re-evaluated after four weeks as of March 3 so if the NBA does resume in mid-April, he may be ready to go after the six-week layoff. In the seven games Oubre has missed with the injury, Dario Saric has stepped into the starting lineup and is averaging 30.3 minutes while Mikal Bridges has been playing a whopping 39.4 minutes per game so they might be scaled back a tad if Oubre does return.

    Source: Arizona Republic

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Suns GM James Jones said that the team is hoping Kelly Oubre (right knee surgery) will be able to return to the court this season.

    That's a highly optimistic outlook though it's not impossible. Oubre will miss four weeks as of March 3, so he could technically return for the season's final two weeks — not that most fantasy leagues would be counting those in their playoffs. He's still a weak hold in H2H formats but this cracks the door a bit for roto owners. We'd be surprised if Oubre returned to play significant minutes this season. More importantly, Jones also said that Oubre has opted to walk with a cane rather than crutches after surgery, noting Oubre's "cool factor."

    Source: Kevin Zimmerman on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. (torn right meniscus) underwent surgery to repair his right knee on Tuesday and will miss the next four weeks of action for the Suns.

    He is scheduled to be re-evaluated in four weeks. There are actually just over five weeks left in the regular season, so theoretically Oubre could make a return. Realistically, the Suns will almost certainly have no reason to bring him back in the last week of the season, barring an incredible win streak and impressive rise in the Western Conference standings. They currently sit six games behind the eighth place Grizzlies. Additionally, the fantasy season and playoffs will surely be over by that point. There is no reason to hang on to Oubre in redraft leagues.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre is having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and will miss the remainder of the season.

    Oubre owners who were holding out hope that maybe their top-50 asset could get back on the court can now officially cut bait. With Oubre gone, Mikal Bridges, Dario Saric and Cameron Johnson will see their roles and minutes increase.

    Source: Arizona Sports

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. will be out indefinitely with a torn meniscus in his right knee.

    It was also reported that Oubre is going to get a second opinion. It is unlikely that the second opinion will reveal anything different but it could be worth holding onto him until we get confirmation. Unfortunately, it does appear that he will be out for at least a few weeks and maybe even the rest of the season. Cam Johnson, Mikal Bridges and Dario Šarić will all see more opportunity with Oubre out.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • Dario Saric
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Dario Saric will start Wednesday's game due to the injury to Kelly Oubre Jr.

    Saric scored 14 points in only 16 minutes on Monday. Sporadic usage has really hurt his fantasy value, but he could be a decent DFS play against the Clippers.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. is apparently dealing with a right knee injury and has been ruled out for Wednesday's game.

    This comes out of nowhere, so it's quite unfortunate for owners who've slotted him in for the week. Mikal Bridges should emerge as the biggest beneficiary of this situation.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Dario Saric
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    The Suns expect Dario Saric (left ankle) to be available to play against the Raptors on Friday.

    James Jones said that he expects everyone outside ok Frank Kaminsky to be available for Friday's game, meaning Tyler Johnson will be out there as well. While Saric has been out, Mikal Bridges has seen his role expand while Kelly Oubre Jr. has played a lot of PF. Keep an eye on how the rotation shakes out now that the Suns are healthy shakes out.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre scored 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting to go with three rebounds and two assists on Monday.

    Oubre came off the bench and logged 27 minutes, but this shouldn't be a long-term thing so owners shouldn't worry. He was rolling before this.

  • Cheick Diallo
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Checik Diallo started on Monday and scored 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting while adding four rebounds, three assists and a block.

    Diallo drew the start with Deandre Ayton (left ankle) shelved and has shown he can put up low-end value when given the time. It doesn't look like Ayton will be out long though, so you can ignore him.