The Chicago Bulls have acquired Otto Porter from the Washington Wizards, per The Athletic's Shams Charania. The Philadelphia 76ers made somewhat of a splash by acquiring Tobias Harris from the Los Angeles Clippers to boost their already loaded starting five, and now the Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls have gotten into the trade action as well.
Every trade needs to be graded and judged, and that's exactly what we're going to do here.
Here's where the Bulls stand entering trade deadline day.
It looks like the Gar Forman/John Paxson brain trust in the Chicago front office is pretty comfortable with locking up a lot of money.
In 39 games this season, Parker averaged 14.3 points and 6.2 rebounds.
Chicago will also be sending a 2023 second-round pick to Washington.
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It appears that Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. could be on the move.
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).
Bobby Portis will be a restricted free agent this summer and was originally a first-round draft choice of the Bulls in 2015. In his fourth season in the National Basketball Association, mainly coming off of the bench, Portis is averaging 14.1 points on 45 percent shooting including 37.5 percent from deep and 7.3 rebounds in 22 games.
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.
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.