Charlotte Hornets forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (ankle) has been listed as questionable ahead of Friday’s matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers, per the team’s Twitter.
Oubre rolled the ankle on Wednesday night in the team’s blowout of the Indiana Pacers where the forward poured in 39 points, one shy of his career-high. It would be a tough loss for a team that is already down starting forward Gordon Hayward as Charlotte sits in seventh in the midst of a tight postseason race with the Lakers coming to town on Friday. The good news for Oubre is that the Hornets only have three games over the next seven days, meaning he will not miss too much action if he isn’t healthy.
Oubre has averaged 16.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game in 45 appearances this season. If he is unable to play, expect Cody Martin and P.J. Washington to see more playing time in order to fulfill his sixth-man role.
NBA Sixth Man Of The Year Odds
Kelly Oubre Jr. is currently listed at +1600 to win this year’s NBA Sixth Man Of The Year award, the second-shortest odds on the FanDuel Sportsbook.