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Kelly Oubre expresses remorse for throwing punch at Klay Thompson three years ago


© Sergio Estrada | 2017 Apr 2


The man who will carry the lion’s share of the load in replacing Klay Thompson, once mixed it up with him.

New Warriors signing Kelly Oubre landed a punch on Klay Thompson during a skirmish in 2017, that began with Draymond Green and Bradley Beal exchanging blows before turning into a full on brawl underneath the basket.

Oubre was 21 years old when that happened. Based on his comments about the incident with Bay Area reporters on Monday, it’s clear he wishes it never did.

“We’ll have a conversation,” Oubre said regarding Thompson. “I definitely still think about things like that and I’m very remorseful for just the antics and all the nonsense that I was in back in the day. But we move forward, we grow, we live and we learn.”

Oubre, soon to be 25 years old, has improved every season of his NBA career, but will face his stiffest test this season in Golden State. Oubre expects to play heavy minutes in the absence of Thompson and the Warriors’ thin depth at wing. His performances will likely serve as a barometer for how far this team can go.

 

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