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Kelly Oubre
Kelly Oubre
Position: F-G
Born: 12/09/95
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:203 lbs. / 92.1 kg.
Salary: $15,625,000
Losing basketball meant Oubre spent a lot of free time “really searching for my soul, and finding it and nurturing it and protecting it.” He has always been a fashion aficionado, with flashy pregame and postgame attire sometimes featuring skull logos, chains and jewelry and fuzzy Converse sneakers. He launched the “Valley Boyz” clothing line, a nod to his team and its supporters, at a packed pop-up shop last fall. The “Quarantine & Chill” collection, Oubre said, is “nothing merely (compared) to what you’re gonna see out of me as a fashion designer.” “I’m gonna continue to just create art,” Oubre said, “with the pain that I’ve been blessed (with), and the lessons that I’ve been blessed to learn in this life.”
Head coach Monty Williams elaborated on where Oubre’s currently at. “There’s so many benchmarks for a guy like that coming off of a surgery,” he said Tuesday. “He’s totally healed, his body looks great but there’s still some things he would have to be comfortable doing. We would have to be comfortable based on our medical staff giving him the OK. But he looks great.”
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Kelly Oubre back in Orlando?

Phoenix Suns General Manager James Jones isn’t ruling out starting wing Kelly Oubre Jr. returning to action in Orlando. Oubre had knee surgery March 3 and reportedly looked to opt out of playing in the 2019-20 NBA season resumption, but Jones, during a media call Monday, sounded hopeful the team’s third-leading scorer will play at some point.
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The Republic reported Monday that according to state data, more than 1,000 new cases have been reported on each of the past 13 days, with more than 2,000 new cases reported on each of the past five days. Mandatory testing is scheduled to begin Tuesday for NBA players and essential staff members of each team. Phoenix’s third-leading scorer, Kelly Oubre Jr., has opted not to play due to injury as he had knee surgery March 3. Players have until Wednesday to notify teams that they’re not participating in the season resumption, according to The Athletic.
I think that your team has really shown so much of that strength together. What has been your role in creating that? Kelly Oubre: Man, honestly, I came in and I was blessed with the opportunity to come to Phoenix and play basketball, the game that I love. [Suns GM James Jones] blessed me by taking the chance on me after that whole trade with Washington and ever since then, I just tried to give all my energy and my love to the city of Phoenix and to that organization.
Kelly Oubre: All I did was just simple as that man, I didn’t go on there trying to be anybody but myself. The fans are amazing, they’ve gone through a lot. So it’s a lot of mixed emotions with the fan base with the players, but they show me constant love. I block out the hate and I just focus on the ones who are really loyal, down for the Valley Boyz and I ride for them. I really go out each and every night and I put my heart on the line for the organization. That’s all I can do. I didn’t come and try to change the culture, I didn’t come and try to be anybody but myself and I’m going to continue to try to grow my game and just continue to be the best leader that I can be. That’s all I can do. But I see a lot of potential in this team. And I want to continue to do my part.
Can you summarize some of the conversations that you’ve had with Monty Williams recently? Kelly Oubre: He’s been through a lot in life. So I have the ultimate respect for him with any situation because he’s a proven leader. He made a bold move and let his voice be heard for pretty much his peers, his fellow coaches and his players and his kids. Man, it was very respectable. I can only pray to continue to just grow up and follow the Lord’s light. That’s what I was just asking him for guidance upon.
Kelly Oubre: I told him I felt down on myself because I hadn’t said anything and he was like, don’t do that. He knows where my heart is and my heart is in the right place. The message should be out to everybody. If you’re second-guessing yourself or you’re worried about what other people have to say about a message that you’re going to put out that’s in your heart, don’t think about other people, man. Think about the people who are close to your heart and who really care. We’re going to receive that message and be impacted by it. So that’s kind of what I got from that conversation.
What are some of the conversations you have with your teammates lately? Kelly Oubre: Yeah, just excitement honestly. Uncertainty, obviously. It is a different time right now. We all talk very frequently and we’ve been away from each other for a while, man, and is it’s been uncertain times. We haven’t known anything about what’s going to happen in our future, playing basketball-wise. So now we do know and that we’re kind of just focused on the next step. We are getting ready to link back up and work and get back into rhythm and do we have to do. We have to continue to get better each and every day. We haven’t done anything yet. So our main goal should be to just lock in and just continue to just focus on getting better and coming back next year, better than ever.
Kellan Olson: Kelly Oubre Jr. has launched his clothing line Dope Soul. “Quarantine and Chill Collection” out now at store.dope-soul.net Via a press release: “Dope Soul isn’t just a brand, it’s a safe community for those who aren’t afraid to be themselves, be different, unapologetically.”