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Bulls’ Zach LaVine describes Otto Porter Jr. as a ‘great support player’

Zach LaVine, Otto Porter Jr., Bulls

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine is thrilled about the idea of playing a full season with Otto Porter Jr., whom the team acquired in a February trade with the Washington Wizards.

In an interview with Gerald Bourguet of Fan Sided, LaVine called Porter a “great support player” who does a little bit of everything on the court.

“Otto’s a great support player, man, he does everything the team asks. He’s somebody that can guard multiple positions and score the ball in different ways. When he was in Washington, I feel like me and him had a little bit of the same situation where he was in the corner a little bit and that was his role, to shoot 3s and play defense, and they didn’t get to see his whole game — somewhat how I was in Minnesota. I was still able to show my scoring and stuff like that, but then you go to a team that lets you open up your game a little more, show pretty much all of what you can do. He brings a lot to the table.”

Otto Porter Jr. played 15 games for Chicago last season, averaging 17.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists. He also shot the ball well from behind the arc with a 48.8 percent clip.

He’s a versatile forward who can also defend bigs and guards at any given night depending on the situation, and if he can take his game to another level, the Bulls might just surprise a lot of people next season.