Further, ESPN's Zach Lowe and Kevin Arnovitz, both reputable National Basketball Association insiders, said on a podcast Monday that the Wizards have not made Porter available. Whereas, Bobby & Jabari will be restricted free agents this Summer.
We're all used to the Bulls being cheap at this point, so it's actually a bit of a stunner to watch Chicago openly bring on Porter's weighty salary. Porter is under contract for two more seasons, $27.3M and a $28.5M player option in 2020-21.
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. At six-foot-eight, Porter can defend multiple positions, is a career 39.9-per-cent three-point shooter and has averaged at least 1.4 steals in each of the past four seasons.
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Chicago was a clear seller entering the trade deadline and their move Wednesday confirmed that information. If Porter were to hit those benchmarks again in a season, he would be the fifth National Basketball Association player ever to post such numbers in at least three seasons. Porter makes the Bulls better, and should return to being a 40% three-point shooter when fully healthy, but he is nearly surely not the guy who gets Chicago over the hump, and to find that guy, they probably need to be losing games, not winning them. They already knew he'd be out for the rest of this season following heel surgery, but now they'll have to consider the possibility he might not be the same caliber of player again.
However, he never panned out the way the team had hoped, and signed a $100 million dollar deal he has not lived up to.
Portis, 23, is on a $2.5 million expiring contract. The biggest issue is that none of it is especially surprising.