The Washington Wizards Have Traded SF Otto Porter

The Wizards traded Otto Porter Jr. to the Bulls for what?

The Wizards traded Otto Porter Jr. to the Bulls for what?

His 3-point percentage is down more than seven percentage points to a pedestrian 36.9 percent.

In the Bulls locker room, Robin Lopez joked that the team asked the players not to talk about the trade of Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker to Washington for Otto Porter, and he was happy to use that as an excuse.

The Washington Wizards are sending Otto Porter to the Chicago Bulls for Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium.

The Bulls, meanwhile, are in the midst of a "tanking" season at just 12-41.

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.

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

Portis is a young power forward in his fourth National Basketball Association season with some intrigue, now averaging 14.1 points and 7.3 rebounds while shooting 37.5 per cent from three-point range. Expect the Wizards to remain active through Thursday's deadline to shed more salary and get out of the tax entirely.

Parker has a team option worth $20 million next season, while Portis will hit restricted free agency.

What are they going to do, trade him? 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. Confronted Wednesday evening with the reality that wouldn't happen, Portis left the United Center just before the start of the Bulls' game against the Wizards. He wasn't really a fit for former coach Fred Hoiberg's pace-and-space offense and isn't much of a defensive player - an area current coach Jim Boylen stresses.

Porter, who figures to slot in as the Bulls' small forward, will be playing on a new home court for the first time since high school.

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