Saturday, 23 February, 2019

Wizards acquire Parker and Portis from Bulls

NBA Trade Grades: Wizards sending Otto Porter Jr. to Bulls The Wizards traded Otto Porter Jr. to the Bulls for what?
Isaac Mcdaniel | 08 February, 2019, 05:22

Wizards owner Ted Leonsis said in late January the team was "not trading" Porter.

The Wizards entered Wednesday night's game at Milwaukee with a 22-31 record, putting them 10th in the Eastern Conference, and more moves could come before the trade deadline. It was expected by many, including myself, that the team would look to address this hole in the upcoming draft, as there are many phenomenal prospects at small forward this year.

Porter has two seasons - which includes a player option in 2020-21 - remaining on the four-year, $104 million contract he signed in July 2017.

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Parker has a team option worth $20 million next season, while Portis will hit restricted free agency.

The Wizards have agreed to send the 25-year-old forward to the Bulls, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources. Without knocking Porter specifically, the ceiling for this move is rather limited.

Parker had signed a one-year, $20 million deal with his hometown Bulls prior to the start of the season, but quickly fell in new head coach Jim Boylan's doghouse. Parker was unhappy anyway, but hanging onto him would have at least created cap space and given Chicago financial flexibility this summer. As for the Bulls, they land a quality wing (something they always covet) who presumably will be tasked with captaining their defense. The fact that they had to surrender a second-rounder in a deal that absolves the Wizards of financial dirty laundry feels wholly unnecessary. Confronted Wednesday evening with the reality that wouldn't happen, Portis left the United Center just before the start of the Bulls' game against the Wizards.

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