Coming into the NBA season the Golden State Warriors had heavy expectations to live up to. Having been the western conference representative in the NBA Finals since the 2014 – 2015 NBA season, and replaced by the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2019 – 2020 NBA season, many believed they would be able to battle the Lakers in the playoffs to see which team will be the most dominant in the future.
Then, the unexpected happened. Star shooting guard and 5x All-Star Klay Thompson tore his right Achilles. This news became a huge blow to the franchise as they were going to enter the upcoming season with their stars fully for the first time since 2019. Moving quickly, the team began to make moves to replace Thompson’s production and one of those was a trade for former Phoenix Suns swingman and then Oklahoma City Thunder player Kelly Oubre Jr.
Oubre Jr. has always been a sparkplug. Known to bring a fiery passion and energy to the floor he had a breakout season, and his best as an NBA player, last year averaging 18.7 points, 6.4 assists, and shooting 35.2% from beyond the three-point line per game. That same passion he displays on the court is something he carries off the court as well and it was on full display as Oubre Jr. spoke on what it’s going to be like playing for an owner who “actually cares about the organization.”
“You just hit the nail on the head,” Oubre said on 95.7 The Game’s show titled Damon, Ratto and Kolsky. “I can play for an owner — somebody who actually cares about the organization and not just the perception of the organization on the media end of it. It’s all about the foundation for me, man. You have a beautiful foundation, can build a beautiful [future].”