Oubre Jr. agrees to $ 30M deal to stay with Suns


Restricted free agent Kelly Oubre Jr. has agreed to two-year, $ 30 million to stay with the Phoenix Suns, agent Nima Namakian of BDA Sports told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The deal is a 5-year-old unrestricted free agent in 2021. The deal is the 6-foot-7 small forward financial security now, with an opportunity to return to the marketplace as a 25-year-old unrestricted free agent .

Oubre thrived in Phoenix after a December trade sent him and Austin Rivers from the Wizards to the Suns for Trevor Ariza. In 40 games (12 starts) for Phoenix, Oubre posted career highs in points (16.9), field goal percentage (45.3), rebounds (4.9) and assists (1.6).

He was even better after moving into the starting lineup following the All-Star break, averaging 20 points, 5.7 rebounds and a league-high 2.1 steals.

The only negative for his stint with the Suns

That didn't temper Phoenix's feelings for the 23-year-old ahead of free agency.

"I've said before: We love Kelly," Suns general manager James Jones told reporters in April. "We want Kelly here."

Oubre, the 15th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft, spent his first four seasons in Washington, posting averages of 8.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 0.7 steals per game.

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