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Eastern Southeast Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
39-34 6-4 W1
36-36 5-5 W1
32-40 2-8 L3
30-43 4-6 W1
23-50 3-7 W1

2022 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 32.7 20.5 43.1 5.2 1.1

Top Kelly Oubre Jr. News

  • Hornets' Kelly Oubre: Game-high 28 points in comeback win

    Oubre produced 28 points (10-17 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 5-9 FT), four steals and three rebounds across 33 minutes during Monday's 115-109 win over Indiana.

    For the seventh time in the last nine games, Oubre reached the 20-point mark. He was more efficient Monday than he had been on previous occasions, though he regressed from the free-throw line after having converted at a 91.4 percent clip since the All-Star break prior to the matchup with Indiana. Oubre supplemented his scoring with the four steals, matching his combined total from his last eight appearances.

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  • Hornets' Kelly Oubre: Tops 20 again Tuesday

    Oubre finished with a game-high 28 points (11-17 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 5-5 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one block in 34 minutes during Tuesday's 120-104 loss to the Cavaliers.

    Since moving into the starting lineup at the beginning of March, Oubre has scored more than 20 points in six of seven games -- including four straight -- while averaging 25.4 points, 6.6 boards, 3.0 threes and 1.3 assists. With the Hornets having their sights set firmly on the draft lottery, it's possible the 27-year-old has his workload cut back down the stretch in favor of younger players, but for now Oubre seems to be the top option in the Charlotte offense.

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  • Hornets' Kelly Oubre: Cleared for Tuesday

    Oubre (back) will play in Tuesday's action against the Cavaliers.

    As expected, Oubre will return from a one-game absence due to back soreness. He's started six straight appearances and averaged 25.0 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 37.3 minutes. His return is expected to push Dennis Smith back to the bench.

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  • Hornets' Kelly Oubre: Likely to play Tuesday

    Oubre (back) is probable for Tuesday's game against the Cavaliers.

    Oubre missed Sunday's game against the Cavaliers due to his back issue, but he'll likely be available for Tuesday's rematch. He's started in his last six appearances and has averaged 25.0 points and 6.7 rebounds in 37.3 minutes per game during that time.

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  • Hornets' Kelly Oubre: Doubtful Sunday

    Oubre (back) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cavs, Roderick Boone of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    It appears the Oubre will be hitting the sidelines for the second night of this back-to-back after he tweaked his back during Saturday's game, which may result in Dennis Smith earning a spot start and there will be more minutes available for players like Svi Mykhailiuk and Kai Jones. Gordon Hayward should see a sizeable uptick in usage, as well.

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  • Hornets' Kelly Oubre: Officially out Sunday

    Oubre (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Cleveland.

    Oubre was doubtful for the second half of a back-to-back set Sunday, so his status isn't particularly surprising. Dennis Smith, Bryce McGowens and Svi Mykhailiuk are candidates to see increased run against the Cavaliers, while Oubre's next chance to suit up will be during Tuesday's rematch against Cleveland.

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  • Hornets' Kelly Oubre: Fires away from deep in loss

    Oubre amassed 24 points (7-20 FG, 6-12 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, two assists and one block over 36 minutes during Saturday's 119-111 loss to the Jazz.

    Though he wasn't able to match his efficiency from the field from the previous two games, Oubre continued to get the green light to fire away. He's been one of the big winners of the season-ending ankle injury that LaMelo Ball sustained Feb. 27. In the six games since Ball exited the lineup and Oubre joined the starting five, the latter is averaging 25.0 points (on 45 percent shooting from the field), 6.7 boards, 3.3 three-pointers, 1.5 assists, 0.7 blocks and 0.5 steals in 37.3 minutes.

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  • Hornets' Kelly Oubre: Strong from three as leading scorer

    Oubre contributed 27 points (9-16 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 5-5 FT), four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 38 minutes during Thursday's 113-103 win over the Pistons.

    Oubre connected on a team-high mark from three while leading the team in scoring in a near 30-point performance. Oubre has tallied at least 25 points in four of his last five games, and he's now done so 12 times this season.

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  • Hornets' Kelly Oubre: Leading scorer in Tuesday's win

    Oubre posted a team-high 27 points (10-17 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, two assists and one block in 36 minutes during Tuesday's 112-105 victory over the Knicks.

    Three different Hornets scored more than 20 points but Oubre led the trio, and he continues to put up big numbers since moving into the starting five. While starting the last four games, the 27-year-old wing is averaging 24.8 points, 7.8 boards, 2.5 threes and 1.3 assists in 37.5 minutes a night, and his workload doesn't appear likely to shrink with LaMelo Ball (ankle) done for the year.

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  • Hornets' Kelly Oubre: Drops 29 points in loss Friday

    Oubre closed Friday's 117-106 loss to the Magic with 29 points (10-19 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals over 41 minutes.

    Oubre continues to serve as the focal point on the offensive end, dropping a team-high 29 points to go with 10 boards. Since returning from injury, Oubre has not been shy about launching shots. With LaMelo Ball (ankle) done for the season, Oubre should have a clear path to value as long as he can stay healthy.

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  • Hornets' Kelly Oubre: Scores 26 in loss

    Oubre accumulated 26 points (9-24 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 5-5 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and one block in 38 minutes during Wednesday's 105-91 loss to the Suns.

    Oubre got the starting nod Wednesday night and picked up the scoring slack for an injured LaMelo Ball (ankle). While he wasn't very efficient, it was the first time Oubre topped 20 points since he returned from his own injury. His last few games have been trending upward in the points and rebound categories, but the 27-year-old still doesn't often provide fantasy managers with good percentages or assists.

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  • Hornets' Kelly Oubre: Will start Wednesday

    Oubre will start Wednesday's game against the Suns, Roderick Boone of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    Oubre will get inserted into the starting lineup with LaMelo Ball (ankle) out again. With Ball sidelined to begin the season, the lefty forward drew 28 straight starts and posted 21.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.2 assists during that stretch. Oubre should garner similar usage with Charlotte down its top playmaker for the rest of the season, so he figures to be a high-end option for the fantasy playoffs.

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  • Hornets' Kelly Oubre: Scores eight in return

    Oubre (hand) provided eight points (2-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three rebounds and one steal over 23 minutes during Friday's 121-113 victory over the Timberwolves.

    Oubre returned to the floor for the first time since Dec. 29 and naturally exhibited some rust. The veteran wing could see a slight uptick in minutes once he has some more time to improve his conditioning, but it may take an absence from P.J. Washington -- who sprained his right foot Friday -- in order for Oubre to settle back into the sort of role that would make him a must-roster player in 12-team points and category leagues. On a per-game basis, Oubre has produced as a top-100 player in nine-category leagues, though it comes with the caveat that the Hornets were without at least one of LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier and Gordon Hayward for several of those contests.

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  • Hornets' Kelly Oubre: Will be available Friday

    Oubre (hand) is available for Friday's matchup against the Timberwolves.

    As expected, Oubre will make his first appearance since Dec. 29 following a lengthy rehab from surgery on his left hand. Before his injury, the lefty was light out, posting 20.6 points in 33.2 minutes, but he may be a little rusty following nearly two months off. He'll also likely be relegated to a bench role with the Hornets close to full strength, but Oubre figures to still garner significant usage as a reserve.

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  • Hornets' Kelly Oubre: Expected to return Friday

    Oubre (hand) is probable for Friday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Oubre hasn't played since Dec. 29. He underwent surgery to address a left hand injury Jan. 5 and was struggling to make any progress in rehab. However, the extended time off during the All-Star break was beneficial for the lefty forward. Given the injury wasn't to his lower body, Oubre shouldn't have any conditioning concerns during his expected return, but he may be a bit rusty offensively. With the Hornets close to full strength, he figures to operate as a reserve, but he should still garner significant usage when he's back to full speed.

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  • Hornets' Kelly Oubre: Rules self out through break

    Oubre suggested Thursday that he expects to transition into a smaller brace to protect his surgically repaired left hand, Roderick Boone of The Charlotte Observer reports. He anticipates wearing the brace for 1-to-2 weeks. "And then right after [the 1-to-2-week period] we'll be at All-Star break," Oubre said. "And then that's, Godspeed, the plan to come back."

    Oubre has been on the mend from Jan. 5 surgery for just under a month and hasn't made much in the way of tangible progress over the past few weeks while waiting for his hand to heal. At this point, Oubre has been limited to taking part in pregame conditioning work and putting up shots strictly with his right, non-shooting hand, but the 27-year-old is optimistic he'll be able to accelerate his recovery once he sheds the splint he has on his left hand for a sleeker brace. Once healthy, Oubre tentatively projects to settle into a role as the Hornets' sixth man, though the Charlotte roster could look different following next week's trade deadline.

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  • Hornets' Kelly Oubre: Out at least one month

    Oubre will undergo surgery on a torn ligament in his left hand and will be sidelined for 4-to-6 weeks, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Per Charania, Oubre suffered a hand injury during the first week of the season but has been playing through the issue. Shockingly, the lefty has still been able to average a career-high 20.2 points despite pain in his shooting hand, but it appears the issue wasn't getting any better. Oubre will be shut down for at least a month following his surgery, which should open up more playing time for Jalen McDaniels, Dennis Smith, Mark Williams and JT Thor.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 203 lbs
Birthplace: New Orleans, LA
Age: 27
School: Kansas
Experience: 7