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Oubre reveals how injury, criticism impacted end of season

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Kelly Oubre's first season with the Warriors was nothing short of a rollercoaster ride. 

After a rough debut and start to the season with his new team, Oubre eventually established himself as a key part of the Warriors' offense. 

After finding success with Golden State throughout the middle of the season, Oubre later transitioned to a bench role before suffering a season-ending wrist injury as the Warriors fought for a spot in the playoffs. 

The unrestricted free-agent-to-be joined Chris Haynes' Posted Up podcast where he discussed how he dealt with the criticism and outside noise throughout his tumultuous first season with the Warriors.

"It was very difficult because I just do my job," Oubre said. "I don't make any excuses, I don't complain, I don't ask for pity from anybody. So nobody knew really what was going on."

Suffering an avulsion fracture and ligament tear in his wrist, Oubre revealed how the injury impacted his game.

"It was affecting me to the point where I couldn't dunk how I dunk," Oubre added. "My jump shot, I was feelin' it. Things like that. Free throws were definitely inconsistent because of what was going on. At the end of the day, I had to continue to push forward, man.

"It sucks not being able to be 100 percent myself out there. But at the end of the day, I'm just tryin' to win. I'm a competitor. I love being on the court. It was one of those things that I just had to get through, and got through it though. No matter what."

 
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It wasn't the season both Oubre and the Warriors had hoped for after the team acquired him from the Oklahoma City Thunder in November. 

Set to test free agency and weigh his options, the Warriors are likely to have some level of interest in re-signing the six-year veteran. Is the feeling mutual though? 

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