It seems like there could be some trouble brewing in the Bay. Apparently, Kelly Oubre doesn’t want to come off the bench once Klay Thompson is back at full strength, which could be an issue going forward:
“I can’t speak for the future … but at the end of the day, I’m growing, I’m honing in on my skills in this league and I can offer a lot more than coming off the bench. At the end of the day, this is my life, so I can’t tell the future, only God can,” Oubre told the media, as quoted by Yahoo! Sports.
Then, Andrew Bogut said that Oubre’s comments rubbed some Warriors players the wrong way, as they couldn’t believe that a Finals MVP such as Andre Iguodala could come off the bench and he won’t:
“Now I’m not gonna name the player, but I’ve heard the Warriors players didn’t take too lightly to those comments. They basically made it pretty known that Andre Iguodala, a Finals MVP, was OK coming off the bench, but we have Kelly motherf–king Oubre who won’t. And that was not directed behind his back. That was to his face by an unnamed player in that locker room who was not too happy with those comments,” Bogut said on his Podcast.
However, when asked about the matter, coach Steve Kerr didn’t want to read much into it. Instead, he jokingly waved off the question and moved on:
“I don’t have any comment on that. Bogues is a media mogul now, I guess. So I’ll take a look at that later but no, I got no comment on that one,” Kerr said.
Whether Bogut’s comments are true or not is yet to be seen, but it wouldn’t be crazy to think that some players feel that way. Hopefully, there’s nothing to this story and the Warriors will be able to coexist once Klay Thompson is back.