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Do you think Oubre would take a pay cut to be a 6th man?

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Do you think Oubre would take a pay cut to be a 6th man? 

Post#1 » by SlovenianDragon » Fri Sep 4, 2020 9:27 pm

So we have seen some players come out and say they love phoenix.

It feels like we turned that culture around from the days when dragic was even bad mouthing us.

We seem to have a strong bond between these players.

Oubre seems to love it here he coined the term valley boyz.

With the emergence of Cam and Mikal its hard to imagine paying top dollar for Oubre and some1 will hes a good player.

But would Oubre be okay with still getting high minutes and still being a top tier scorer off the bench for less money to stay here?

I mean he could basically be our team MVP off the bench.

Lets be honest Oubre is the Suns biggest ?????????? right now.
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Re: Do you think Oubre would take a pay cut to be a 6th man? 

Post#2 » by bwgood77 » Sat Sep 5, 2020 3:48 am

No, I don't think he'd want to do either.
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Post#3 » by SunsLyf3 » Sat Sep 5, 2020 3:48 am

I'd offer him a front loaded deal with declining salaries.
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Post#4 » by RedIndian » Sat Sep 5, 2020 6:21 am

Why should a player in his mid-20s take a paycut? He'll go to the highest bidder, and I don't think he'll be happy coming off the bench.

If we land a SF in the draft like Vassell or Bey, I think it's worth exploring Oubre trades for players like Dinwiddie, Levert, Kennard, Fournier etc. who'd be great in the 6th man role.

Of course if we end up taking somebody like Hayes or Haliburton or Cole or Kira in the draft, I think we'll just keep Oubre, and see how it goes in 2021.
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Post#5 » by ATTL » Sat Sep 5, 2020 9:49 am

Hes too young to consider a pay cut. He has 2 contracts left to make his big money that can set his family up for generations. I would take as much as possible if I was in his position.
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Post#6 » by Sugarless » Sat Sep 5, 2020 9:53 am

I'm afraid not. He's young, he's improving and he's looking to earn and play as much as possible, he's not going to take a discount to stay in the same place, let alone become a 6th man.

If James Jones is not planning on resigning him next summer at the price Oubre would currently command, he'd do well to look for a trade, though it remains to be seen what he can get from KO with just one year left on his contract.
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Post#7 » by Bogyo » Sat Sep 5, 2020 10:21 am

I'd love it, but I seriously doubt it. This will (likely) be his biggest contract, as I do not think he will emerge as a superstar, and he will be 30 by the time his contract after this kicks in. If he is not getting a dumb Harris contract from someone this will be it.
Plus his personality does not seem to be that type - which is not bad or anything, not even sure, he just looks like it in my opinion...
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Post#8 » by Calvin Klein » Mon Sep 7, 2020 2:42 am

he's completely expendable.
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Post#9 » by TheBobster » Mon Sep 7, 2020 3:19 am

I'm not sure there's going to be big money out there for many players. His best bet to get a big contract would be a sign & trade, and I wouldn't do that unless the returning player is a quality player who fills a need.
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Re: Do you think Oubre would take a pay cut to be a 6th man? 

Post#10 » by Qwigglez » Mon Sep 7, 2020 6:18 am

Would you take a paycut because you love your coworkers and city? Probably not, and neither would Oubre. The emergence of Cam Johnson was an 8-game sample. I'm not ready to crown him the starter just yet. I love the gravity he provides, but he can also be a spark plug off the bench. He shot 35% from 3 in the 8 bubble games the same as Oubre did all year. I'd rather Cam come off the bench with Carter and Payne.
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Re: Do you think Oubre would take a pay cut to be a 6th man? 

Post#11 » by cberry78 » Mon Sep 7, 2020 7:11 am

Qwigglez wrote:Would you take a paycut because you love your coworkers and city? Probably not, and neither would Oubre. The emergence of Cam Johnson was an 8-game sample. I'm not ready to crown him the starter just yet. I love the gravity he provides, but he can also be a spark plug off the bench. He shot 35% from 3 in the 8 bubble games the same as Oubre did all year. I'd rather Cam come off the bench with Carter and Payne.

Agreed. Let the 4 of them (KO, Bridges, Cam, and Saric) fight it out for the starting roles, all 4 of them will get 24+ a night covering the 2-3-4-5.
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Post#12 » by RunDogGun » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:21 pm

cberry78 wrote:
Qwigglez wrote:Would you take a paycut because you love your coworkers and city? Probably not, and neither would Oubre. The emergence of Cam Johnson was an 8-game sample. I'm not ready to crown him the starter just yet. I love the gravity he provides, but he can also be a spark plug off the bench. He shot 35% from 3 in the 8 bubble games the same as Oubre did all year. I'd rather Cam come off the bench with Carter and Payne.

Agreed. Let the 4 of them (KO, Bridges, Cam, and Saric) fight it out for the starting roles, all 4 of them will get 24+ a night covering the 2-3-4-5.

I think that battle has already occured, and Monty came to what I felt was the obvious conclusion, we start Bridges and Oubre. It makes our team better. Saric also showed he is our best big off the bench, being able to fill in for PF or C. I am super happy Cam did well in the bubble, and I am glad Monty followed the best starting lineup mentality, which was replace an injured Oubre with Cam.

Now if Oubre is worse after injury return, then that will completely change things. With all this time to recover, I think he will be just fine. But there is always a chance he isn't.

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