The other shoe just dropped on Kelly Oubre.
Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. has been suspended one game without pay for charging and making forceful and unwarranted contact with Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
The NBA is suspending the Washington Wizards’ Kelly Oubre Jr. for Game 4 on Sunday, league sources told The Vertical.
Oubre was ejected from Game 3 after becoming angry over the way Olynyk set an illegal screen on him and charging Olynyk, knocking him to the floor.
The incident was part of a Wizards victory that included 52 fouls, eight technicals and three player ejections.
The NBA’s vice president of basketball operations, Kiki VanDeWeghe, was sitting courtside and witnessed the incident on Thursday night. He is the primary administer of game-related league punishments.
Oubre, the 15th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft, has averaged 6.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in 20.3 minutes per game in his second NBA season.
As most rational people expected, Oubre will now sit out one game because he couldn’t handle the physicality of the NBA playoffs.
Oubre will now have more time to contemplate how being “a soldier” (in his mind) is helping his team.