Bulls trade Portis, Parker to Wizards for Porter

Bulls trade Portis, Parker to Wizards for Porter

Bulls trade Portis, Parker to Wizards for Porter

The Washington Wizards sure are an interesting National Basketball Association organization.

The 6-foot-8 Porter, the third overall pick in the 2013 draft out of Georgetown, carries career averages of 10.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 steals. This coming two days after the team learned that Wall may miss the entire 2019-20 season after it was discovered he almost completely ruptured his left Achilles tendon.

The Washington Wizards will send Otto Porter Jr.to the Chicago Bulls for Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker, and a 2023 second-round draft pick. These numbers represent substantial regression from the previous two seasons.

Porter is averaging 12.6 points and 5.6 rebounds on 46 percent shooting from the field this year.

Sources told Hoop District that Porter was not happy in Washington in recent seasons and used his max offer sheet from the Brooklyn Nets to try and breakout in 2017. The Athletic reported the team was planning on keeping Beal, Wall and Porter.

Porter undoubtedly improved in his first five seasons in the league, but his sixth season has seen him plateau and struggle to stay healthy.

On the other hand, Parker, 23, has only played in 39 games and is averaging 14.3 points per game. Porter makes the Bulls better, and should return to being a 40% three-point shooter when fully healthy, but he is nearly surely not the guy who gets Chicago over the hump, and to find that guy, they probably need to be losing games, not winning them. He also has a $28.4-million player option for 2020-21. Washington is now a move away from moving below the luxury tax line and avoiding the repeater tax, which is sensible given the circumstances and the fact they are likely to miss the playoffs.

With John Wall out, the Washington Wizards have chose to make some moves.

Porter is averaging 12.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and two assists in his sixth National Basketball Association season out of Georgetown.

Portis, 23, and the Bulls couldn't come to terms on a contract extension before the season, and he stood to become a restricted free agent this summer.

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