Wizards sending Porter Jr. to Bulls for Parker, Portis

Wizards sending Porter Jr. to Bulls for Parker, Portis

The Chicago Bulls are acquiring forward Otto Porter Jr. from the Washington Wizards in exchange for forwards Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis, according to Shams Charania of Stadium.

The Washington Wizards were looking to trade Otto Porter and have found a taker in the Chicago Bulls.

Porter undoubtedly improved in his first five seasons in the league, but his sixth season has seen him plateau and struggle to stay healthy.

The Wizards had become aggressive in attempting to move Porter while Parker had been in the doghouse for the Bulls, falling out of the rotation in December before recently regaining a role off of the bench.

The 6-foot-8 Porter, the third overall pick in the 2013 draft out of Georgetown, carries career averages of 10.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 steals.

Portis, meanwhile, has played in just 22 games for Chicago this season, but he's averaging 14.1 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest.

Parker has averaged 14.3 points and 6.2 rebounds in 26.7 minutes per game this season.

In return, the Wizards are getting Portis, who is a change-of-scenery candidate, and Parker, who is seeking to prove himself after receiving limited playing time this season.

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

Wall, the face of the franchise, will surely scratch, claw, fight, and relentlessly rehab in efforts to come back an effective player. If they received the right offer, they could deal Porter, who has three years and $82 million remaining on his contract, but proposals that offer only salary relief for a 25-year-old who is one of the best players on the roster aren't up the Wizards' alley. The Athletic reported the team was planning on keeping Beal, Wall and Porter.

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