According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, the Charlotte Hornets are finalizing a multi-year deal with Kelly Oubre Jr.
Free agent wing Kelly Oubre Jr. and Charlotte Hornets are finalizing an agreement on a multiyear deal, league sources tell @YahooSports. https://t.co/RO2WtD7Zza— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) August 6, 2021
David Aldridge reported earlier in the night that the two sides were working on a deal, and it appears have progressed quickly.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the deal is for two years, $26 million and some change.
Free agent Kelly Oubre Jr. has agreed to a two-year, $26M-plus deal with the Charlotte Hornets, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 6, 2021
That salary figure eats all of the Hornets remaining cap space. It’ll be interesting to see how that affects the Hornets pursuit of Lauri Markkanen.
Oubre’s most recent stop was a one year stint with the Warriors, where he averaged 15.4 points per game. He notably had one of the worst 3-point shooting starts to the season the league has ever seen, but he shot a respectable 36% from deep over the final couple months of the season. The year prior, Oubre averaged 18.7 points per game for the Suns.
Oubre adds length and athleticism to a Hornets rotation that badly needed wing depth and also makes the Hornets significantly better-looking as a team.