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

Kelly Oubre Jr. - Dallas Mavericks v Golden State Warriors
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Verdict: the San Antonio Spurs should make a strong offer for Oubre

There really aren't too many serious drawbacks to adding Oubre to the roster this offseason. His camp has reportedly stated he'll command around $20 million a year, which is arguably a little expensive, but because there's likely going to be competing teams wanting to sign him, that wouldn't turn out to be a bad deal.

Because the Spurs have an unprecedented amount of cap space, if they really wanted him, they should be able to outbid most other teams in the market for him, though I don't see that situation coming to fruition.

He's young, isn't too expensive, fills a void in the Spurs' roster, and is supposedly wanted by the players themselves. Other than his offensive inconsistencies, Oubre doesn't come with too much downside. If he has a disaster of a start to the season like he did last year, I can envision the move to sign him initially being unpopular among Spurs fans.

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Even then though, at the very least, he'll bring some much-needed help to the Spurs on the defensive end. That being said, if he comes to the Spurs looking like a more polished player on offense, the payoff could be pretty tremendous for everyone involved. The Spurs will still need to find a big whether that be through the draft, free agency, or trade, but in their search for versatile wing players, the front office should be strongly considering Oubre this summer.

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