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Oubre can't wait to 'wreak havoc' with Wiggins on Warriors

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Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre just barely missed each other in college.

Wiggins played at the University of Kansas during the 2013-14 season before he was taken No. 1 overall in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Oubre, meanwhile, suited up for the Jayhawks during the 2014-15 season, and went No. 15 overall in the 2015 draft.

They now are teammates with the Warriors.

"He's a great dude," Oubre said of Wiggins during a Friday morning conference call. "He's very low key like myself. It's a great feeling to be able to finally play with him.

"When I went on my visit to Kansas, he was there obviously. I got to talk to him and ask him some questions and pick his brain. We've always had that bond and connection."

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The expectation is that when Golden State opens the regular season Dec. 22 on the road against Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets, Oubre and Wiggins will be in the starting lineup.

That duo will give the Warriors a lot of length and athleticism.

"You and Andrew -- similar talents. How do you see that working with you and him on the wings defending and creating havoc on that end?" Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic asked Oubre on Friday.

 

The soon-to-be 25-year-old offered a simple explanation.

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In a perfect world for the Warriors, Oubre and Wiggins blossom into terrific defenders and are lethal in transition. If that comes to fruition, the Dubs should win a lot of games this season.

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