Published: Sat, February 09, 2019
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

New Home For Former Razorback Bobby Portis

New Home For Former Razorback Bobby Portis

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. He's expected to be out for most of next season.

And after Wall's latest injury, NBC insider Tom Haberstroh reported the Wizards plan to "stay the course" in chasing the postseason.

And just like that, news of All-Star point guard John Wall's ruptured left Achilles' tendon initiated a new era for the Wizards as Thursday's National Basketball Association trade deadline nears.

Porter has spent his entire six-year career with the Wizards after they selected him with the third overall pick in the 2013 draft. With Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr. as frontline staples for Chicago, Portis became expendable.

For Chicago, this move is about bolstering the young core at a position of need.

Getty Otto Porter is headed to the Chicago Bulls. He shot 47.4 percent from the field and 32.5 percent from beyond the arc on almost three attempts from deep per game.

The Bulls, meanwhile, are in the midst of a "tanking" season at just 12-41. Without knocking Porter specifically, the ceiling for this move is rather limited. Did the Wizards get enough for a two-way player of Porter's standing? In return, Washington will take on Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis.

- Should the Bears have traded Jordan Howard already when they had the chance? The fifth-year veteran signed a one-year, $20 million deal with the Bulls this summer. Beyond unloading Porter's contract, the Wizards save about $4M this season (accounting for Parker's and Portis' contracts) and lower their luxury tax bill. The biggest issue is that none of it is especially surprising.

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