Wizards sending Porter to Bulls

NBA Trade Grades: Wizards sending Otto Porter Jr. to Bulls

The Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls have just pulled off a major trade.

The Wizards reportedly sent forward Otto Porter Jr.to the Bulls and Markieff Morris to the Pelicans in separate trades Wednesday.

Porter is in the second season of a four-year, $106 million deal that the Wizards matched after he signed an offer sheet with Brooklyn in the summer of 2017. The sharpshooter entered Wednesday averaging a career-high 24.8 points per game while shooting 46.9 percent from the field, 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free-throw line. Porter is expected to immediately slot in as the Bulls' starting small forward. The 23-year-old Parker struggled to find a role with the Bulls after signing a two-year, $40 million deal with the team in the offseason.

The trouble was the Bulls, struggling at 12-41 and having undergone a coaching change this season, weren't considered a possible landing spot for any free agent of effect. Expect the Wizards to remain active through Thursday's deadline to shed more salary and get out of the tax entirely. Did the Bulls make a smart move taking on Porter's bloated contract? He was the longest-tenured Bulls player before being moved and was averaging 14.1 points and 7.3 rebounds. 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.

What are they going to do, trade him?

Parker and Portis are the Bulls third and fourth-leading scorers behind Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen. He played his way out of the team's rotation shortly after Jim Boylen took over as the team's head coach. Parker, the No. 2 overall pick in 2014, has appeared in 39 games this season and is averaging 14.3 points and 6.2 rebounds in under 27 minutes per game.



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