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Report: Kelly Oubre Jr. suffered torn meniscus in right knee

The Suns will be without forward Kelly Oubre, Jr. for an extended period. We break down what it means for Dario Saric and others.

Kelly Oubre Jr. of the Phoenix Suns celebrates during a game at the Arco Arena on February 24, 2020 in Salt Lake City, UT. Photo by Chris Elise/NBAE via Getty Images

Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre missed the team’s Wednesday loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, and he is going to miss some more time. Oubre has been diagnosed with a torn meniscus in his right knee, according to Yahoo! Sports reporter Chris Haynes. Oubre is seeking a second opinion on the injury.

Prior to the injury, Oubre was averaging 18.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. In his absence, Dario Saric will likely see more playing time, with Cameron Johnson moving up the depth chart as well. In 52 games this season, Saric is averaging 9.4 points and 5.9 rebounds over 24.2 minutes per game. On Wednesday, he played 31 minutes in place of Oubre, and finished the game with five points, nine rebounds and three assists.

A torn meniscus can cost a player four to six weeks or more, which means an extended opportunity for Saric, Johnson, and the rest of the Suns bench. If you’re looking for traditional waiver help, Saric is the player to add.