Brian Windhorst: There have also been rumors about Kelly Oubre-Lonzo Ball trade. I mean that’s no secret, that’s sort of been out there. (…) The Pelicans have struggled, especially defensively. (…) They’ve shopped their guards. They’ve shopped Eric Bledsoe, Ball and JJ Redick.
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Kerr knows navigating the 24-7 news cycle is “the flip side” of life in the league and part of his and the players’ jobs, but he admitted Friday on 95.7 The Game’s “Damon, Ratto & Kolsky” that Oubre deserved transparency in this case because the Warriors weren’t shopping him. “I think it’s important for guys to accept it because in the modern life that we live there’s just going to be constant scrutiny and judgment and rumors and all kinds of stuff,” Kerr said. “But I did feel compelled to tell everybody exactly what happened, which was, somebody called us, there wasn’t even an offer made and all of a sudden, it’s on the internet. So that stuff is frustrating when it happens.”
“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.”
Joe Mussatto: The Kelly Oubre trade to Golden State is official. pic.twitter.com/RHjLSS3tyL
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.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Thunder will create a $14.4M trade exception in the deal, per @Bobby Marks
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.
Marc Stein: The Suns are fielding trade calls on Kelly Oubre with 22 hours and change to go before the NBA trade deadline, league sources say
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Josh Lewenberg: Life advice from Kyle Lowry (re: state of the world): “I’m going to be honest with you, I have no stress at all. I don’t stress. There’s no stress. Why would I be stressed for? Things are going to happen, some things you can control, so you control what you can control.”
Bobby Marks: Brooklyn makes it official on the Andre Roberson and Iman Shumpert 10-Day: $110,998 cap hit for both Roberson will earn $148,926 and Shumpert $159,698 Brooklyn has a $93.9M tax bill that is projected right now at $48.9M because of the expected decline in BRI
Bobby Marks: The All-Star language is negotiable in the contract: starter, reserve or replacement player. Sabonis has all three Rudy Gobert would not receive his $1M bonus if he was selected as a replacement player.
Kyle Goon: Dennis Schroder said he never had COVID-19 and tested negative during his quarantine. He says the NBA “has to do better” and before he’s able to elaborate … … the Zoom crashes.
Eric Walden: Jordan Clarkson, asked if he could see Quin Snyder not being intense coaching at the All-Star Game: “Nah, not really — he’s probably gonna have LeBron getting back on transition defense, have guys crashing the glass.”
Wednesday was Zion Williamson’s and Brandon Ingram’s 52nd game together. The partnership between them is barely older than half the length of a normal regular season. They are still learning each other’s games. What’s clear, though, is that there is a healthy respect level between them. “Offensively, y’all see it,” Williamson said of Ingram. “Impossible to guard. Can shoot over anyone in the league.” “I mean, I’ve never played with a player as talented as me,” Ingram said of Williamson. “He’s a generational talent.”