Report: Wizards match Otto Porter’s offer sheet from Nets
One of the biggest storylines in free agency over the last few days has been restricted free agent forward Otto Porter‘s decision to agree to a four-year, $106 million offer sheet with the Brooklyn Nets.
It shifted the decision-making process over to the Washington Wizards, who had only three days to match the lucrative offer made by the Nets. According to Candance Buckner of the Washington Post, the Wizards have indeed decided to bring back Porter.
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— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) July 9, 2017
In his fourth season in the league, Porter has finally begun to take strides toward the high expectations coming off his career-best campaign where he averaged 13.4 points on 51.6 percent shooting from the field and 43.4 percent from beyond the arc, with 6.4 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game.
Although it has taken the 24-year-old to show progress, he has become a key part of their team’s future alongside their talented backcourt duo of John Wall and Bradley Beal that saw them reach the second round of the playoffs after a 49-win campaign. His return should help cement them as a constant in the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference for the foreseeable future.