Kelly Oubre Jr. could be among the players to draw significant interest in the offseason as the Warriors’ forward will become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, the Spurs, the Mavericks and the Knicks are among the teams interested in signing the scoring forward, while his current team, the Warriors, is also in the mix to keep him in their roster.
“Several Spurs players appear eager to land Oubre in San Antonio, according to league sources. He could slide into DeMar DeRozan’s spot on the wing as a lower-usage, defensive piece who fits the young Spurs’ timeline. Tom Thibodeau is also said to have an interest in bringing Oubre, among other veteran players, to New York.”
“Dallas is expected to register interest, too. Sources told B/R the Mavericks approached Golden State before the deadline on a structure that centered around Kristaps Porzingis, in exchange for Oubre. But that was a different regime, predating Dallas’ recent changeover atop the franchise’s basketball operations.”
The Spurs are looking to Oubre Jr. as a valuable veteran replacement for DeMar DeRozan, who is also a free agent this summer, while the Mavericks and the Knicks could add a scoring presence to the wing as they are trying to become part of the upper-echelon teams in their respective conferences.