Oubre scored three points (1-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt) to go along with three rebounds across 26 minutes during Friday's 102-92 loss to the Raptors.
Oubre drew the start after Otto Porter (contusion) underwent a procedure to address his injury and was ruled out for the rest of the series. Unfortunately, the second-year forward simply couldn't get it going at either end, missing all but one of his shot attempts and pulling down just three boards. Oubre's poor showing comes at the worst of times, considering he engaged in some trash talk with Toronto players between games and was facing elimination in this one. Still, his role with the club figures to grow next season, so perhaps this playoff flop will aid to his development heading into year three.
Oubre will start at small forward in Friday's Game 6 against the Raptors.
As expected with Otto Porter (leg) ruled out for the rest of the playoff series, Oubre will get the start and likely be forced into an expanded role. He's played just 24.4 minutes per game through the first five games of the series, and with the Wizards now extremely shallow when it comes to depth on the wing, Oubre will likely see his minutes soar to above 30.
Oubre will return to a bench role for Saturday's playoff opener against the Raptors.
Oubre picked up the spot start in Wednesday's regular-season finale with Otto Porter (calf) out of the lineup. However, after a few days off for rest and recovery, Porter has been cleared for Saturday's Game 1 and will slot back in as the team's starting small forward. As a result, Oubre slides back to a bench role, though he'll likely still be in line for minutes similar to his season average of 27.5.
Oubre will draw the start at small forward for Wednesday's regular-season finale against Orlando, Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reports.
With Otto Porter (calf) out, Oubre will slot into the small forward spot. In 10 previous starts this season, he's averaged 10.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 33.0 minutes.
Oubre totaled 13 points (3-13 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds, three steals, two assists and one block in 31 minutes during Friday's 103-97 loss to the Hawks.
Oubre saw a slight increase in his playing time with Markieff Morris ejected early in the proceedings. While he was able to chip in across the board, he continued to struggle with his shot. Over the last five outings, Oubre has shot a combined 11-of-55 from the field as well as just 16-of-23 from the charity stripe. He is more of a steals streamer in standard leagues but be prepared for some inefficiencies.
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