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Otto Porter Jr. reveals what convinced him to sign minimum for Stephen Curry, Warriors

Otto Porter Jr, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Warriors

Former Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls small forward Otto Porter Jr. is officially joining the Golden State Warriors, becoming the Dubs’ first major signing of this year’s free agent frenzy.

However, while Porter Jr. is a player that is used to making the big bucks atop the NBA level, he has curiously agreed to sign with the Warriors for the league minimum salary for veteran players.

Why, you ask? Porter Jr. certainly wasn’t shy about his decision in his first interview as a member of the heralded Western Conference franchise.

“Yes, I definitely talked to them,” Otto Porter Jr. told KRON4’s Jason Dumas on Tuesday, via NBC Sports Bay Area. “The GM, Steve Kerr … he’s all the way in Tokyo, so just to have him call me and say that definitely they’re looking for me to be a big part of what they’re trying to do this year — be a part of the team, bring some veteran leadership, size, and just overall a player that is trying to get back in the groove and get back to playing like himself — we both figured that this would be a great opportunity to bring that to the table here.”

The Warriors are about to be three seasons removed from the team’s last run to the NBA Finals, a stretch that spanned five consecutive seasons. Golden State narrowly missed out on the postseason a season ago, but the future is looking bright as they will welcome back their top dogs.

Two-time league MVP point guard Stephen Curry, former No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins, All-Star big man Draymond Green and the sharpshooting Klay Thompson are set to headline the Warriors 2021-22, and the addition of Otto Porter Jr. just makes the roster a scary sight to see.