Kelly Oubre is ready to help the Golden State Warriors be competitive again and he’s not hesitating to show his excitement after joining the best franchise in the league before last season. Oubre will play for his third team in the league after having stints with the Washington Wizards and Phoenix Suns. The young player hasn’t stopped talking about his new teams and his expectations for the next season.
Moreover, he’s talked about his prior experience with the Suns, even taking a job at Robert Sarver, the owner of the team. Oubre reflected on Joe Lacob’s ability to put together a competitive team with a good culture, contrary to what happened in Phoenix with Sarver.
Via USA Today:
“You just hit the nail on the head,” Oubre said during the radio show “Damon, Ratto & Kolsky” on 95.7 The Game. “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).”
Sarver has failed to build a winning culture in Arizona and he’s made a lot of changes during his 16-year tenure as the Suns’ owner. Jacob, on the other side, has done the right things to make the Warriors a competitive team and one of the best dynasties we’ve seen in the league in recent years.
Kelly posted 18.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game last season for the Suns. Now he’ll have the not-so-easy job of replacing Klay Thompson on the Warriors after the shooting guard suffered a season-ending injury. He will enter his sixth NBA season and the expectations for this guy are very high seeing all the things the Warriors are expected to do.