Oubre averaged over 13 points on 49 percent shooting from the field in preseason, displaying a newfound ability to score with the ball in his hands.
The former Kansas standout had been working out with Drew Hanlen, who also trains with Bradley Beal, this summer and the time he put in the gym is beginning to pay off.
The league is faster than ever and Oubre has the tools to become effective at the next level.
At 6-foot-7, Oubre is built like a modern 3-and-D forward. He’s unique because he actually wants to play defense.
You can’t teach a 20-year-old to have a willingness to defend.
Better yet, Oubre also has confidence, which is also something you cannot teach a young player.
Whether he’s guarding LeBron James in a game or Porter in practice, Oubre plays with the same level of intensity. That alone has earned him a spot in Brooks’ rotation for the season, which will begin next week.