Bulls acquire Otto Porter Jr. in trade with Wizards

Bulls acquire Otto Porter Jr. in trade with Wizards

Bulls acquire Otto Porter Jr. in trade with Wizards

Chicago Bulls forward Jabari Parker has been traded to the Washington Wizards along with Bobby Portis in exchange for Otto Porter. With Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr. as frontline staples for Chicago, Portis became expendable.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski added the trade also includes a 2023 second round draft pick going to the Wizards.

There was little doubt Wall's most recent injury would change the calculus of D.C.'s future plans, despite owner Ted Leonsis' message of not wanting to trade any of his core (Wall, Porter, and All-Star Bradley Beal).

Parker's first and only season with the Bulls was a massive disappointment. The 23-year-old averaged 14.3 points and 6.2 boards per game in 39 games and 17 starts this season. Having a team option next season, the Bulls had been entertaining trade offers for Parker from the Dallas Mavericks recently but talks fizzled on a potential deal, sources said. Whereas, Bobby & Jabari will be restricted free agents this Summer.

Porter Jr. was the third-overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft and emerged as one of the better complementary wing players in the league over the last few seasons.

In return, the Bulls received Otto Porter Junior from Washington.

Porter had averaged 12.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game in 41 appearances and 28 starts this season.

Neither Parker nor Portis may be on the roster for the 2019-20 season, which is fine because at the end of the day this was a salary dump by the Wizards.

The Wizards want consequential players back.

It sounded as though the Wizards were previously content to keep Porter.

Porter, 25, has always been one of the Wizards' core pieces to the roster after being drafted with the third overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft.

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