Breaking: Otto Porter agrees to 4-year, $106 million deal with Nets
Washington Wizards restricted free agent Otto Porter has agreed to a four-year, $106.5 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. The Wizards have a 48-hour window from the time Porter signs the offer sheet if they hope to keep him, giving them until 11:59 p.m. ET on Saturday to match.
Porter benefitted from a great fourth season, in which he finished fourth in the league in three-point shooting thanks to a 43.4 percent clip and 148 treys made through 80 games this season.
The 6-foot-8 wing has developed into a key player in the rotation, playing 32.6 minutes per game under head coach Scott Brooks and putting up 13.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.5 steals per game.
Porter signed a four-year, $19.3 million rookie deal with the Wizards after being selected with the third overall pick in 2013. He’s bound to make a lot more than that during the next season alone, regardless of which of the two teams garners his services.
A well-rounded player with an innate catch-and-shoot ability and stellar anticipation at the defensive end, Porter makes the perfect prototype for what general manager Sean Marks and the Nets are trying to bring to the Barclays Center.
The three-and-D archetype has become increasingly popular in the NBA and the Nets are married to this concept, as they have swung and missed last season by trying to acquire other restricted free agents like Tyler Johnson, Allen Crabbe, and Donatas Motiejunas.