The Phoenix Suns should NOT trade Kelly Oubre Jr.

Kelly Oubre Phoenix Suns (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Kelly Oubre Phoenix Suns (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Grappling at our heart for attention with every head whip and finger flip decoding the Valley Boys sign, Phoenix Suns forward, Kelly Oubre Jr., is defended but also the first to be sacrificed.

When we shadow the sunrise as givers of ideas early in the morning, Phoenix Suns fans rise from their beds slobbering and stuck to their phones. The latest hypothesis on a way to trade Kelly Oubre away was already posted at 3:01 A.M. even with the NBA season still stuck in the mud.

Even though Kelly has tattooed himself as a source of power and energy for the Suns, the fans still want more. There are ways this can go right and, of course, there are ways this can go completely backward.

Other than Deandre Ayton starting the Phoenix Suns’ season on a 25 game suspension and injuries across the board, trading Kelly would be a man-made mistake.

Obviously, nothing thus far has worked out and it is for the best. The rumored trades for Aaron Gordon and Kyle Kuzma would have been another setback going into next year. We know who Kelly is and what he brings to the team. If his presence leads to a healthy amount of wins next year, then he may be a keeper long term.

If Gordon and Kuzma were added for the pleasure of the unknown leading into next year, we may be seeing another building block year with a losing season.

There were times this season where the Booker, Oubre, Bridges, Ayton, and Rubio lineup stuck out as a “not-so-bad” lineup, filling the stat sheet and putting a few wins together. But there was also the building of continuity with the team for the short period of time we had.

The Suns’ front office did the fans a solid and rode out the trade deadline. Some feelings were hurt but none were lost. When the players can group together again, they will know what they have and what each brings to the team.

If I can see that on the court this coming year with an offseason of added work, I might be a sober fan for once this year with only a champagne bottle ready to pop when a playoff spot is finally clinched.

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