Prior to the Golden State Warriors win against the Detroit Pistons, many rumors had begun to float about one of their starters potentially being traded. Swingman Kelly Oubre Jr.’s name had been discussed as a possible piece in a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Coinciding with the news, ESPN analyst and former NBA player Jalen Rose spoke about the fit of Oubre Jr. on this current Warriors squad and how their styles clash more than they mesh.
Rose Doesn’t Mince Words About Oubre Jr.’s Awkward ‘Fit’
Last season, Oubre Jr. had a career year. As a member of the Phoenix Suns, he averaged 18.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, and shot 35.3% from beyond the three-point line. Needless to say, that isn’t who has been for Golden State this season averaging 12 points, 5.6 rebounds, and shooting 22.8% from downtown.