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Free agent guard/forward Kelly Oubre Jr. is expected to sign a one-year contract with the Philadelphia 76ers, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Oubre could have a significant opportunity on the wing with uncertainty surrounding James Harden, who has requested a trade away from Philadelphia.
The Sixers lost Georges Niang, Jalen McDaniels and Shake Milton in free agency, which means Oubre has a chance to get a lot of minutes and a really big scoring role off the bench.
Oubre, 27, will be entering his ninth season in the league and has become a solid scorer, averaging 20.3 points in 48 games for the Charlotte Hornets last season. He is a career 43.4% shooter from the field and averaged 32.3 minutes per game last season in Charlotte.
He missed much of last season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his hand, but returned after the All-Star break.
After spending his first three years in the league with the Washington Wizards, Oubre spent time with the Phoenix Suns and Golden State Warriors before landing in Charlotte in 2021.
A pure goal scorer, Oubre has had the most success so far in his career with the ball in his hands as a secondary creator.
Information from ESPN’s Tim Bontemps was included in this report.
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