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Scott Brooks drops Otto Porter’s name as someone who shouldn’t worry about his shots


The Washington Wizards are off to a disappointing start, a surprising trend given the talent on their roster. Seemingly to address a problem that the team is going through, head coach Scott Brooks drops Otto Porter’s name as someone who shouldn’t worry about his shots.

The Athletic’s Fred Katz wrote a column on the Wizards’ losses, including statements from Brooks, John Wall, and Bradley Beal. Here’s what Brooks has to say about the 6-foot-8 Porter.

John Wall, Bradley Beal and Markieff Morris all called out unnamed teammates for having “our own agendas” and lack of “sacrifice” following the 116-112 defeat. Coach Scott Brooks was more specific, saying that Otto Porter “can’t worry about” his shots.

“Otto, he has to just keep playing and can’t worry about your shots and worry about your shot-making, but Kelly is playing well.”

Wall and Beal called out unnamed teammates after another loss against the Sacramento Kings last night. Porter was obviously hesitant to put up shots that night, attempting just six field goals and no free throws. The 25-year old combo forward is in the second year of the four-year, $106M deal he signed last year. The Wizards are definitely expecting more from him.

Porter is predicted by many to have a break-out season this year. He is already one of the best 3-and-D forwards in the league, but his numbers have dropped in the Wiz’ first five games of the season. His scoring dropped by four points, and his three-point shooting is a lowly 23%, a drastic fallout from an impressive 44% last year.