Kelly Oubre Jr. # 3 of the Phoenix Suns during the first half of the NBA game against the Houston Rockets at the Talking Stick Resort Arena on February 4, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen / Getty Images)
Tsunami Daddy is back.
The Phoenix Suns approved Wednesday a two-year $ 30 million contract with Kelly Oubre Jr., his agent, against Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. John Gambadoro of 98.7 FM Arizona Sports Station added that the contract drops from $ 15.7 million to $ 14.3 million in the two seasons without options.
The contract allows Oubre to return to the vacant agency as a 25-year-old after the 2020-21 season.
23-year-old Oubre breathed life into the sunshine last season when he was hired by the Washington Wizards in late December. In 40 games for the Suns, he scored the best figures of his career with an average of 16.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.4 steals per game. He was also so efficient, with a percentage of 45.3 as the best field goal.
With the Suns Oubre bird rights, the team is able to cross the cap to re-sign the former first-round strike.
With Oubre in the crease, the Suns return to the wing with the Lefty and Second-Year pro-Mikal bridges, playing much of the minutes alongside or behind Devin Booker on the other wing. Rookie Cam Johnson, No. 11 in the 2019 NBA Draft, is also likely to be in the mix after Phoenix replaced the wings of T.J. Warren and Josh Jackson in this off season.
The addition of Oubre makes it three new signings for the Suns in the freelance agency, having signed up to Ricky Rubio for a $ 51 million three-year contract and Frank Kaminsky for the future. The exception was a two-year worth close $ 10 million.
Oubre was involved in a three-team deal between the Suns, Wizards and Memphis Grizzlies, which collapsed due to misunderstandings. In the deal, the Suns believed they would receive Grizzlies wing Dillon Brooks, while Memphis thought it would send wings to MarShon Brooks.
In this scheduled deal, Oubre was sent to Memphis, while the Suns sent Trevor Ariza to Washington and acquired guard Austin Rivers of Washington and Wayne Selden of Grizzlies.
The morning after December 15, Oubre was traded to Phoenix along with Rivers against Ariza. Selden and MarShon Brooks, the two other players that emerged from madness, were sold to the Chicago Bulls on January 3. The Suns relinquished the rest of the season on Rivers and the veteran guard signed with the Houston Rockets.