Kelly Oubre Jr. can’t be more excited to join the Golden State Warriors in the 2020/21 NBA season. The small forward has had a good NBA career but he’s yet to prove he can contribute to a winning team. This upcoming season he will have the time to prove his worth and the Dubs Nation are looking forward to seeing their new player defending their colors.
Oubre is ready to impact the Warriors and he let everybody know that during a recent interview with David Aldridge of The Athletic. The young player left the Phoenix Suns and now is part of a team that is considered a contender in the Western Conference. He talked about his first experience as a Warriors player, explaining that he had already talked with his new head coach.
I talked to coach Steve Kerr. I talked to Aaron Miles, former KU guy. (Sunday) was my first day checking in at the facility, so I got to meet a lot of the medical staff, the training staff, things like that. We’re just gradually getting to know each other.
When asked about his value and what can he bring to the table, Oubre didn’t hesitate, calling himself one of the ‘last few two-way players’ in the NBA.
Honestly, man, I bring a lot of fire to the court, a lot of energy. They have a lot of weapons, of course, but I’m also a weapon, on offense and defense. I feel I can kind of bring that flux of just lucid, positionless basketball back to the organization. I can guard one through five. I can play one, two, three, four, stretch four if I need to. I just want to fit in seamlessly and just be the best me I can be, and that’s a two-way player.
“I’m one of the last few two-way players to be able to play great defense and great offense.”
– Kelly Oubre
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) November 23, 2020
Oubre is 24 and he can be a good fit alongside Stephen Curry, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green and James Wiseman. Following Klay Thompson’s injury, a lot of people started dismissing the Warriors from the contenders’ conversation. Oubre and his new team will try to show everybody that they aren’t done.