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Suns bench Kelly Oubre Jr. for missing team bus

Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Kelly Oubre Jr. #3 of the Phoenix Suns dunks the ball during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers on February 10, 2020 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Monty Williams took over the Suns – who hadn’t made the playoffs in nine straight years – saying, “The players are going to have to embrace a level of work and commitment that it takes to be a champion.”

Kelly Oubre Jr. felt that last night.

The Phoenix forward came off the bench for the first time this season.

Gina Mizell of The Athletic:

The 24-year-old Oubre is transitioning from young hustle player to established veteran. It’d be foolish to overreact to a single instance of tardiness. But these are the types of things to clean up.