Tagged Kelly Oubre Jr.

Coach Spins’ NBA Film Room: Phoenix Suns Blade Cut

Simple yet effective. That’s how you describe the Phoenix Suns “blade cut.” New coach Monty Williams and first-year Suns point guard Ricky Rubio have been helpful additions, but so too have competent screeners and improved team chemistry overall. That’s resulted in a better scheme for star Devin Booker and complementary scorer Kelly Oubre Jr. Coach…

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Buying, Selling Top Surprises from 2019-20 NBA Season’s Week 1

Week 1 of the 2019 NBA season is officially in the books, and it didn’t take long for certain preseason expectations to go up in smoke. The Golden State Warriors opened the campaign with a pair of blowout losses that raised doubt about whether they’d even make the playoffs this season, while the Phoenix Suns…

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Can Wizards Convince Bradley Beal to Stay in Washington?

The Washington Wizards offered Bradley Beal a three-year, $111 million maximum extension on the first day they were eligible to do so in late July, according to David Aldridge of The Athletic. However, Beal has yet to sign said extension, and there’s no indication that he plans on doing so before the Oct. 21 deadline.…

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The Continued Intrigue of Kelly Oubre Jr.

Caris LeVert, Derrick White, Kyle Kuzma and Pascal Siakam are all considered significant young building blocks for their franchises. They are all on rookie scale contracts, all on teams with championship hopes and all have already received praise for their play. All four are also older than Phoenix Suns wing Kelly Oubre Jr. Despite what…

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Week 24 Fantasy Basketball Notebook: Shutdowns, Shutdowns Everywhere!

Upon getting officially eliminated from playoff contention, NBA teams have begun to shut down players with nagging injuries. While that approach makes sense in real life, it’s brutal timing for fantasy basketball owners who were relying on those guys. On Thursday, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced Derrick Rose (elbow), Robert Covington (right knee) and Jeff Teague…

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Players With Most to Prove in NBA’s Final Month

We are trained to love and support a team, a brand, a culture. NBA players are seemingly cogs in the wheel that come and go, ever-replaceable so long as the brand is in good health. During the stretch run of the season, fans of teams outside playoff contention shift their focus from this year to…

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Week 22 Fantasy Basketball Notebook: Which Players Should You Drop?

The fantasy basketball playoffs have arrived in most leagues, which means you can no longer afford to keep dead weight on your roster. That means it’s time to say “Bye, Felicia” to the following players. Boston Celtics swingman Gordon Hayward (84.5% owned in ESPN.com leagues) has played better as of late, but you can’t depend…

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