Kelly Oubre Jr.’s fights spotlight Damion Lee’s strengths – The Athletic

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Kelly Oubre Jr.'s fights highlight Damion Lee's strengths - The Athletic

The warriors are 6-6, but it’s a lucky 6-6 as their point differential is -4. To keep the season from going in the wrong direction, tough decisions are likely to be in order. A possible decision is obvious and difficult. Yes, he has scored more goals in the last couple of games and for once the starters weren’t the main problem in that last loss to the Denver Nuggets, but the problem with Kelly Oubre Jr. remains.

It’s more of a problem than an easy decision as the Warriors invested tens of millions in luxury tax money in the Oubre additive. Yes, in an idealized NBA this wouldn’t affect line-up selection, but teams will always try to get more out of the players in whom they have invested the most. In the specific case of the Warriors, they don’t have much room for massive improvement outside of 25 year old Oubre jumping. So they keep going with Oubre in the starting minutes and hope that he …