2. Kelly Oubre Jr.
Oubre Jr. averaged over 20 points per game last season, but the free agent did not sign with a team until late September. There were offers, but he was holding out for more money. The 6’7 wing is a divisive player, who has his warts, but there is plenty to be excited about.
He is a bucket, who has averaged 16.6 points in 29.9 minutes per game over the last four seasons combined, but there is plenty to be desired. Oubre Jr. averages 1.0 assists and 1.1 turnovers per game for his career along with shooting just 33.0 percent from 3-point range. His shot selection can be maddening, and there will be plenty of head-scratching moments.
Getting Oubre Jr. on a one-year deal worth $2.0 million is fantastic, but the 76ers should be focused solely on wins. Over the last three years, he has never produced a value over replacement player (VORP) over 0.3 and has rated as a below-league average player by win shares per 48 minutes for his entire career.
He has struggled to impact winning and could be detrimental to the Sixers’ success if he hijacks shots from Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey, and Tobias Harris.
The Philadelphia 76ers might regret signing Kelly Oubre Jr., but there is one deal they already wish they could undo.