The Warriors, following the news of Klay Thompson’s achilles injury, turned to the trade market to land Kelly Oubre Jr. from the Thunder. For the second time in a week, Oubre has changed teams.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski delivered the news about the move between the Warriors and Thunder on Thursday.
The Warriors will absorb Oubre Jr., and his $14.4M salary into their $17.2M trade exception once deal is done. https://t.co/GcLaIlnwNF— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 19, 2020
According to Woj, Oubre will be absorbed into the trade exception that the Warriors received after Andre Iguodala was moved to the Grizzlies last season.
Prior to the draft, Oubre was part of the trade package that the Suns sent to the Thunder for veteran point guard Chris Paul. Last season, Oubre averaged 18.7 points per game in 56 outings in Phoenix. Prior to joining the Suns, the 24-year-old forward played three and a half seasons with the Wizards.
Yes, Blazers fans. You can actually use a trade exception to add a meaningful player. The Blazers currently possess a $7.1 million trade exception.