Bulls’ Otto Porter Jr. has ‘no idea’ what direction Wizards are headed in
The Wizards, who reportedly told Porter privately they weren’t going to trade him at the trade deadline, sent the swingman to Chicago for Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis while he was getting ready for a game:
The Wizards have gone 2-6 since making the trade. When asked what direction his former franchise was heading in, Porter replied, “I have no idea to be honest,” Porter told Chris Crouse of Hoops Rumors. “I’m not focusing on them.
“When I signed the deal [with the Wizards], I didn’t think I was going to get traded.”
Otto Porter Jr. signed a lucrative four-year, $106.5 million contract with the Wizards in the summer of 2017. The Wizards’ Big 3 of Porter, Bradley Beal and John Wall was never able to live up to expectations, though.
After Wall tore his Achilles this season, Washington decided to embark on a different route and move on from Porter. The Wizards are 24-36 on the season, good for 11th place in the Eastern Conference standings. They have lost four games in a row and are missing Porter’s ability to shoot the ball.
The Bulls are happy they acquired Porter. In six games with Chicago, Porter is averaging 17.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.