San Antonio Spurs Free Agency

San Antonio Spurs: Pros and Cons of signing Kelly Oubre Jr.

Kelly Oubre Jr. - Dallas Mavericks v Golden State Warriors
Kelly Oubre Jr. - Dallas Mavericks v Golden State Warriors / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images
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While the San Antonio Spurs are conducting interviews and workouts with potential prospects in the upcoming draft, it's worth remembering that some free agents are available that can make an immediate impact with the Silver and Black.

One such free agent that has been sparking rumors in recent weeks is Kelly Oubre Jr. of the Golden State Warriors. With Klay Thompson returning from injury next season and Oubre set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer, it makes sense for both parties if they part ways. He is quietly coming off of a solid season in which he averaged 15 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, and nearly 1 block in just over 30 minutes per game.

The Spurs generally aren't known to be an aggressive team in the trade or free-agent markets, but with almost $50 million in cap space and several moveable assets, that reputation could quickly change this offseason. Coming off his sixth season in the league between three different teams, Oubre will likely be looking for a longer-term home that comes with a lengthier contract. The Spurs could potentially be a very good fit for the 25-year-old small forward for the right price.

Like with signing any other free agent, though, there are several potential pros and cons of bringing Oubre to the team that the front office will need to consider. He isn't exactly a name that stands out as a franchise-changing talent, but being that he's a good athlete, still relatively young, and can address some of the Spurs' needs, he could be an unexpectedly good signing for the team.

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