After a historically bad shooting start for the Warriors, Kelly Oubre Jr is starting to find his groove, as signaled by his performance against the Lakers.
Kelly Oubre Jr. has had one of the historically bad starts from the three-point for the Golden State Warriors. Oubre was acquired by the Warriors this offseason after their shooter Klay Thompson was our for the season.
Oubre Jr. started 2020-21 shooting 0-for-11 from the three-point range. He became the first NBA player in league history to start a season with such bad shooting splits. To start his campaign with the Golden State Warriors, Oubre has been averaging 11.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game while shooting a career-low 19.7% from the three-point field.
Big plays down the stretch from Kelly Oubre Jr. propel the @warriors to a comeback win! 🙌
23 PTS | 2 STL | 2 BLK | 39.8 FPTSpic.twitter.com/XmXQSmE3z2
— NBA Fantasy (@NBAFantasy) January 19, 2021
Lately, Kelly Oubre Jr. has been getting back to his groove. On Monday night, the Warriors staged an impressive 19-point comeback against the reigning champions Lakers. Oubre had a season-high 23 points while shooting 50% from the field. He even shot a pair of three-pointers in eight of his attempts.
If Kelly Oubre knocks down 3s consistently, the Warriors will be ‘scary’ – Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce waxed eloquent alongside Richard Jefferson on The Jump while discussing Oubre’s performance yesterday:
“I really believe that the key to this team is Oubre. You know what Steph is gonna give you, Wiggins is somewhat starting to be more consistent. But Oubre – if he can give them consistent numbers between 15 and 18 points a night, this team is going to be dangerous.”
“He does all the little things, he can guard your best player, he’s a slasher. If he can start knocking down 3s consistently, that’s what’s going to make the Warriors scary. He has to go and look at this game, and this is what you take from this game. If you’re gonna become a more consistent player for us, we’re gonna win a lot more games.”
Draymond Green has high praises for his new teammate, Oubre. Green stated that Oubre was ‘finding his way on this (Warriors) team’. The Warriors now have a record of 7 wins and 6 losses placing themselves on the 7th spot of the Western Conference.