Wizards trade Porter to Bulls for Parker, Portis


"During his time in the NBA, Otto has proven to be a terrific 3-point shooter while also being very efficient".

Bradley Beal is having the best season of his career this year for the Wizards.

One big thing they'll be getting off their hands is Porter's contract, in which they would owe him $27 million next year with a player option for $28.5 million for the 2019-20 season.

Here's where the Bulls stand entering trade deadline day.

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Looking forward to next season the Bulls could be a top squad if OPJ, Markkanen and Carter Jr. mesh. He will help them and fits with their pieces-it's just that Chicago should be more interested in draft assets and cheaper young talent based on where they're at in the rebuild. The Bulls' hope is that Porter can be a key figure in that vision.

I had reported last week that Bobby Portis was being shopped and everyone saw the writing on the walls with Jabari Parker. The 23-year-old Portis is averaging career highs in points (14.1), rebounds (7.3) and 3-point shooting (37.5 percent). He provided a scoring punch off the bench but had defensive limitations as well.

In exchange, the Wizards will receive Parker and Portis. He declined an interview request and appeared emotional, observers said.

In the 2018 offseason, Parker signed a two-year $40 million contract with the Bulls, but the second year of the deal is a team option. The experiment failed miserably. He's expected to be out for most of next season. He played his way out of the team's rotation shortly after Jim Boylen took over as the team's head coach. Parker, also 23, has averaged 14.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game in 39 appearances with 17 starts.