Kelly Oubre Jr. Undergoes Successful Surgery

January 5, 2023 – The Charlotte Hornets announced today that guard/forward Kelly Oubre Jr. underwent successful surgery to address a torn ligament in his left hand. He will be listed as out moving forward and updates regarding his return will be provided as appropriate. 

In his eighth NBA season, Oubre Jr. is averaging a career-high 20.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists and a career-best 1.6 steals in 32.6 minutes per game in 35 contests (30 starts). He is one of only seven NBA players to post at least 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game. This season Oubre Jr. has recorded career-best streaks of 34 consecutive double-figure scoring games and nine straight games with at least 20 points (Nov. 25 - Dec. 14).

In 514 career games (192 starts), Oubre Jr. has averaged 12.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 blocks in 25.7 minutes per game.