“I talked to him about” the reports, Kerr said after the game. “It’s unfortunate. A team (New Orleans) called us and asked us, didn’t even make us an offer, just asked about Kelly. Next thing we know, it’s online. This is sort of modern NBA, modern life.
“I tell the players all the time and I told Kelly today, this is where you really earn your money. The basketball part is the easy part. Packing up your family and leaving, getting injured, getting booed, or reading your name in trade rumors, those thing are not easy. So I was really proud of Kelly. He handled it really well. “We texted this afternoon, and I told him just now how proud I was of him, because it’s not easy to play through that stuff, and he came in and had one of his best games.”
Anthony Slater: Kelly Oubre said he appreciated the transparent post-trade rumor conversation he had with Steve Kerr and told him: "At the end of the day, I'm a Warrior. Let's go get this fucking win."
The Warriors and Pelicans discussed a potential deal involving Kelly Oubre Jr., sources said. There isn’t traction as of yet. Like many conversations around this time, it is a scenario.
In an interview with the Bay Area News Group, coach Steve Kerr said had it not been for Thompson’s injury, the Warriors may not have used the trade exception at all this offseason. “It 100% triggered the Oubre trade,” Kerr said. “I’m not sure we were going to use the TPE if Klay had been healthy. It was more likely that we would have used the mid-level exception, maybe split it up. That’s what we were talking about anyway.”
David Aldridge: Once again, the Thunder’s front office didn’t waste time, working with a player who wanted to move on & dealing him, quickly, for yet another first-round pick (I believe that makes 18 firsts that OKC now controls between 2021-26). Oubre is "hyped," per source, to join the Dubs.
The Golden State Warriors are finalizing a trade to acquire Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kelly Oubre, Jr., for a 2021 protected first-round pick, sources tell ESPN. The Warriors will only convey that pick to the Thunder next season should they finish 21-to-30 in the final regular season standings. If the Warriors land in the top 20, they'll send two second-round picks to Oklahoma City, sources said.
The Warriors will absorb Oubre and his $14.4 million expiring contract into a trade exception - costing the franchise a staggering $66 million additional luxury tax. Golden State has a historic luxury bill on the horizon -- $134 million based on the team's current payroll. The Warriors will receive a discount of their tax bill if league revenue decline this season.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Golden State Warriors are finalizing a trade to acquire Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kelly Oubre, Jr., for a 2021 protected first-round pick, sources tell ESPN.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: The Warriors will only convey that first-round pick next season should they finish 21-to-30 in the final regular season standings. If the Warriors land in the top 20, they’ll send two second-round picks to OKC.
Bobby Marks: Golden State tax bill is currently $66M The addition of Kelly Oubre would see it increase to $134M $14.4M of Oubre + $68M in taxes= $82.4M
Adrian Wojnarowski: Golden State is nearing a deal with Oklahoma City to acquire Kelly Oubre Jr., sources tells ESPN.
Shams Charania: The Oklahoma City Thunder are in serious talks to move Kelly Oubre Jr. to the Golden State Warriors, sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
The Oklahoma City Thunder, who just acquired Kelly Oubre Jr., is looking to flip him for a first-round pick, league sources told HoopsHype.
The Phoenix Suns today acquired point guard Chris Paul and forward Abdel Nader from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Kelly Oubre Jr., Ricky Rubio, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque and a protected 2022 first-round pick.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The deal sends Chris Paul and Abdel Nader to the Suns for Kelly Oubre, Ricky Rubio, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque and a 2022 first-round pick, sources tell ESPN.
Shams Charania: OKC has traded Chris Paul to Phoenix for Ricky Rubio, Kelly Oubre, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque and draft compensation, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
Oubre could be a trade chip for Phoenix as he prepares to enter unrestricted free agency next summer. “You might want to get a good look at him and see if he adds something to your team,” one executive said of trading for Oubre. “You can see if he’ll stay instead of chasing money. Maybe try and convince him to take a short-term deal if he plays well and then cashes in again.”
Nick Friedell on the Warriors: If they had their choice in a dream world, I think they would make a deal. The name that keeps popping up when you talk to people is Kelly Oubre. Can they get him in? What would they have to give up?
“We love Kelly and at this point in time, names are thrown (out) all the time,” Jones told reporters. “I do know and our guys know that we don’t talk about our players so anything that people put out, that’s external. So we can’t control what happens externally, but I do know, if you look at what we’ve done, this team is together. That means we believe in this team.”
Gina Mizell: Kelly Oubre Jr. on if there's a sense of relief after the trade deadline: "The first thing we said when we saw each other this morning was, 'We made it.' Everybody here loves each other. To leave this group of guys would be heartbreaking. But we’re all here, so it’s a blessing."
Marc Stein: Despite pitches from Orlando and others, Phoenix has yet to receive an offer that would convince the Suns to part with Kelly Oubre, league sources say. Two hours left until the NBA trade deadline ...
Duane Rankin: Quick takes from #Suns lockerroom. 1. Monty Williams pointed to fatigue as 4 starters played 41-plus minutes, but took blame. 2. Kelly Oubre Jr. joked he hoped someone wouldn't tell him while he was on the bench or in lockerroom with teammates when asked about trade rumors.
February 26, 2021 | 10:55 am EST Update
Nick DePaula: BREAKING: Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo has signed a footwear & apparel endorsement deal with Jordan Brand. “Being able to say that I’m part of the Brand makes me sit back and really cherish everything.” — @Bam Adebayo pic.twitter.com/CEPH74C0kq
Korver was on “The Rematch” with Etan Thomas on Basketball News recently and discussed his current status. “It’s a good question; I’m not sure. After the bubble, it was such a quick turnaround and I didn’t feel like I had really prepared for another season. I believe in honoring the game,” Korver told Thomas on the podcast. “I don’t want to take a up a spot on a team [if I’m not ready to play]. I didn’t feel like I had really put in that time and that work. I have not signed any [retirement] paperwork yet, so… But I don’t know, it also feels good. It’s a conversation that I have with my wife on most days, so we’ll see… I don’t know, I’m not sure.”
Each moment – a short video from multiple angles – on Top Shot is a NFT. This is how moments (aka highlights) are bought, sold and traded in the digital marketplace. “NFTs in general, of which Top Shot is the first and a leader, could turn into a top 3 revenue source for the NBA over the next 10 years,” Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wrote to USA TODAY Sports in an email.
“(It’s) near impossible to get a pack and the lowest cost pricing for a card is escalating quickly as the available for sale supply is being overwhelmed by the demand,” Cuban wrote. “That will be the biggest challenge: maintaining the equilibrium of supporting the existing prices in their marketplace while keeping pricing low for new collectors and investors. They may have to do HUGE mints of new packs and see how the marketplace evolves.”