Kelly Oubre Jr. Expected To Sign With 76ers

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Kelly Oubre Jr. is expected to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers, according to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Oubre Jr. appeared in 48 games for the Charlotte Hornets last season. He averaged 20.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists while shooting 43.1% from the field, 31.9% from beyond the arc and 76.0% from the free-throw line.

NBA NEWS & RUMORS: Kelly Oubre Jr., Philadelphia 76ers Updates

The 27-year-old Oubre Jr. has career averages of 12.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists with the Washington Wizards, Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors and Hornets. It will be interesting to see how the lefty plays with the Sixers.

The Sixers agreed to search out a trade upon James Harden’s request after the talented guard picked up his $35.6 million player option for next season in June. However, Philadelphia’s asking price for Harden was steep and no teams were willing or able to meet it.

The Sixers believe they will be a championship contender with Harden’s return alongside Joel Embiid and the team is determined to find a way to make it work with Harden next season. However, according to NBA insider Joe Vardon of The Athletic, Harden will never play for the Sixers again and has no plans of taking part in training camp if he’s still on the team.

In 58 games for the Sixers last season, Harden averaged 21.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 10.7 assists while shooting 44.1% from the field, 38.5% from 3 and 86.7% from the free-throw line. He led the NBA in assists per game for the second time in his career.

NBA NEWS & RUMORS: Kelly Oubre Jr., Philadelphia 76ers Updates

Harden was fined $100,000 by the NBA for calling Sixers president Daryl Morey “a liar” during his Adidas tour in China. Harden no longer has a relationship with Morey. The 2017-18 MVP called the exec a liar since he wasn’t traded quickly after opting into his 2023-24 player option.

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