Pro No. 2: Shooting and floor spacing
Oubre is not one to hesitate when it comes to shooting the ball, and that’s precisely what the Cavaliers could benefit from.
He has averaged more than seven three-point attempts per game in the last two seasons and at least four per game in the past six seasons. With his unwavering confidence similar to players like Michael Porter Jr. or J.R. Smith, defenses will have to closely guard him, knowing he is always looking for opportunities to get his shot off. Oubre also possesses above average athleticism and has demonstrated his ability to finish strongly at the rim through contact, making him effective as a slasher.
While there will be instances where Oubre will be relied upon to shoot more consistently, his presence and what he brings to the team’s spacing are more important than carrying the same offensive load he had a year ago. While shooting is the Cavs’ primary need this offseason, it is the resulting spacing they need that will provide Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell with more room to operate.
Oubre’s gunslinger mentality will contribute to shooting over seven three-pointers per game, and his length will ensure that there is no defensive drop-off.