Oubre agreed to a two-year, $30 million contract with the Suns on Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. As a restricted free agent, Oubre was always expected to land back in Phoenix, but it's unclear just how much interest was out there for the swingman on the open market. Regardless, Oubre will get a lucrative two-year deal for the Suns after appearing in 40 games for the team last season and averaging 16.9 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. He is expected to play a big role for the team in the upcoming season as the likely starter at small forward.
Oubre was extended a qualifying offer by the Suns on Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The decision to make Oubre a restricted free agent doesn't come as much of a surprise, though it remains to be seen if Phoenix will retain the Kansas product, who's expected to receive significant interest on the open market. After beginning his career in Washington, Oubre was traded to Phoenix last season, where he appeared in 40 games and averaged 16.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks per contest.
Oubre will undergo a minor procedure on his left thumb and will be sidelined for the remainder of the season, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. He'll require 4-to-6 weeks of recovery time. This is a disappointing end to what was in many ways a breakthrough season for Oubre, who saw his production skyrocket after being traded to Phoenix in December. Over 40 games with the Suns, he averaged 16.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.7 triples, 1.4 steals and 1.0 block across 29.5 minutes per contest while shooting 45.3 percent from the field. His absence for the final few weeks should open up more run for Mikal Bridges and Josh Jackson.
Oubre (thumb) will not play in Thursday's game against the Pistons, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports. After being listed as doubtful, Oubre will be sidelined for the second straight game with a sprained right thumb. Mikal Bridges is expected to get the start on the wing once again in Oubre's absence Thursday, with Josh Jackson filling in off the bench.
Oubre (thumb) is considered doubtful for Thursday's game against Detroit, Duane Rankin of AZCentral.com reports. Oubre is still battling a sprained right thumb, which also kept him out of Monday's game against the Bulls. If he does, in fact, miss another contest, Mikal Bridges and Josh Jackson would stand to benefit.
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