Otto Porter Jr. Trade, Career Statistics, Contract, Net Worth, Instagram and Twitter

Otto Porter Jr. Biography

Otto Porter Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

He played college basketball for the Georgetown Hoyas and he was selected with the third overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the Wizards. He was also considered one of the top college basketball players before entering the NBA.

Otto Porter Jr. Photo
Otto Porter Jr. Photo

Otto Porter Jr. Age

Otto Porter was born on June 3, 1993, in St. Louis, Missouri. He is 25 years old as of 2018.

Otto Porter Jr. Family

Otto Porter Jr. is the son of Otto Porter Sr. and Elnora Porter. His father was part of Scott County Central High School’s first title in 1976 and holds the high school record with 1,733 rebounds. His mother played with the Scott County Central High Bravettes and helped them win the 1984 state championship. Porter’s family is a family of basketball players since his Father, mother, uncles and some of his cousins are also players.

Otto Porter Jr. trade

The Bulls made a splash with their trade for Otto Porter Jr. Many fans weren’t convinced.

Isn’t the Otto Porter Jr. trade a big risk since he makes so much money? — Tom, Chicago

Any trade obviously represents a risk. Let’s look at the flip side. Let Bobby Portis enter restricted free agency and re-sign him at whatever offer sheet he agrees to. If he doesn’t sign one, try to sign him for the $12 million-$14 million annually that likely would seal the deal. Get a high draft pick. Sign one or two veteran, mid-tier free agents to help the team next season. I’m terrible at the general managing thing, but that’s probably the route I would’ve taken. I always valued Portis highly, mostly because he accepts either role of starting or coming off the bench. I like Porter as a player. I don’t like him for the money he’s making. So it’s only two more years. But what if he plays well? He’s going to want a raise. Ultimately, management felt the risk of landing a starter — and a player they probably felt would be better than anyone else they’d get in free agency — as opposed to re-signing a bench player in Portis was worth it. Time will tell.

Is there a chance this front office makes an in-season trade that is something more than a salary dump? — James W., St. Charles

I think you mean cash grab as three of the five trades they’ve executed this season have been financially based. And obviously, this question landed before news of the Porter trade broke. They’ll take a look, at least, at Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, but it’s a long shot they retain him. They did get a decent rotational piece — at least for a rebuilding team — in Wayne Selden and two second-round picks for Justin Holiday, who has regressed to his mean in Memphis.

People always seem surprised by this, but this management has been pretty active regarding trades over the years. Now, add the adjective “impact” before “trades” and the list is shorter. But just look since June 2016: The Bulls have traded Derrick Rose, Tony Snell, Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott, Jimmy Butler and Nikola Mirotic. That’s a lot of starters and/or rotation players.

Also, for what it’s worth: The franchise is focused as much on draft lottery positioning this season as anything. Executive vice president John Paxson has consistently talked about trying to be patient in this rebuild and stockpiling mainly through strong draft picks.

Why is management so concerned about taking back salary that extends into next season? This rebuild is very clearly more than one season away from being completed. With over $40 million in cap space this offseason, they could afford to take back one bad deal and still sign someone to a sizable contract in free agency. — Nick, Glen Ellyn

This question also landed before the Porter deal, which cuts their offseason money down to the $20 million range. And Porter represents, to some, a bad contract. But it’s clear the Bulls felt they couldn’t get a better player this summer in free agency.

Assuming Kris Dunn stays on as point guard, who do you see the Bulls drafting? I know it’s a guessing game at this point. I’m a believer that Zion Williamson will be a good pro, but he doesn’t fit this roster at all. I really like RJ Barrett but many observers think Cam Reddish will be a better pro. Any under-the-radar, top-five guys that management could be watching and hoping for? — Donald P., Poplar Grove

Well, he’s not exactly under-the-radar anymore, but the Bulls, like a lot of teams, have scouted Murray State’s Ja Morant extensively. The answer to your question obviously depends on where the Bulls land after the May 14 draft lottery. If they land the No. 1 pick, they absolutely should draft Williamson. His athleticism and joy for the game and physique fit on any team. You worry about positions later. I can see the Bulls drafting Morant at No. 2 if that’s where they land and either shop Dunn or move him into a backup role. I think the latter may be a hard ask since when you traded Butler for him and Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen, he was lumped into the core. But I’m also not sure what the market would be for him. Top-five pick or not, he’d be going to his third team in four seasons.

Consider the current direction — play harder! — that management has taken with this coaching change, why trade Jimmy Butler? Wasn’t playing hard a priority then? It seems like management can’t settle on what the team should look like. Vacillating between “tough and defense” and “offensive creativity” appears to be a means for people to blame others for the team’s problems. — Bob, St. Charles

This question seems to raise two issues. Let’s tackle the Butler one first.

The Bulls traded Butler for myriad reasons, all of which have been reported. There was a feeling internally that the franchise had advanced as far as it could with him as the No. 1 option. He also would have qualified for a supermax contract extension worth more than $200 million. Now, the Bulls weren’t obligated to pay him the full amount of his max deal, and those negotiations would have been priceless for their messiness and difficulty. But whatever they would have committed to him, it would have been a lot of money. (Arguing that Butler could have attracted another elite free agent to play alongside him in Chicago, where he wanted to remain, is a valid one.)

As far as vacillating identities, there’s certainly some merit to this regime’s coaching hires. Painting with broad strokes here, they’ve gone from “taskmaster” in Scott Skiles to “player-friendly” in Vinny Del Negro back to tough-minded in Tom Thibodeau to player-friendly in Fred Hoiberg. And now, there’s Jim Boylen. I will say that Jerry Reinsdorf and Paxson are known for prioritizing tough, defensive-minded basketball. It runs counter to where today’s NBA is trending. The best solution, obviously, would be to develop a culture that emphasizes both. The Warriors have done so.

At this point, is retaining Jim Boylen beyond the end of this season a realistic possibility? While one could argue that injuries prevented him from reaching his coaching potential, that didn’t seem to matter when management fired Hoiberg. Even if the front office values changing the team’s culture over victories, it sure doesn’t seem that any progress has been made in improving it. — Mark K., Bridgeview

It’s not only a realistic possibility, it remains the plan. Remember, Paxson said that when he made the coaching change. Now, I’m sure it’s fluid. And I’ll be curious to see what kind of input management receives when it conducts player exit meetings. But as reported before, Boylen not only is coaching to his true personality but carrying out an ownership- and management-backed mandate to try to change the culture. And internally, there’s at least some thinking that there have been gains in this regard. Also previously detailed in a mailbag and reported in a news story, management believes with the benefit of a full training camp and a new assistant coaching staff that there will be gains.

The front office hasn’t won anything in more than a decade now. What have they done to deserve this insane job security? — Matt, Plainview, N.Y.

There can’t be a mailbag without a “Fire GarPax” question. Actually, it’s only been seven years since the Bulls led the NBA in regular-season victories. But I digress.

Team president Michael Reinsdorf told the Tribune this during training camp when asked a variation of your question: “Nobody is untouchable. Every year at the end of the season when John Paxson is talking about the year in review, he says nobody is untouchable except Michael Jordan. If there came a time we felt we weren’t headed in the right direction or we didn’t feel confidence in John and Gar (Forman), then obviously we’d look at it from that perspective. I’m not there. My dad’s not there. We’ve never been there. We really believe they’re doing a great job. I’m confident for our future. It’s so hard to build in the NBA. I talk to other executives. When Jerry West says to me, ‘I like where you guys are as an organization and what John and Gar are doing,’ that sends a message to me.”

His words from last October aside, I wouldn’t be surprised if some front-office additions or shifting of responsibilities are on the table for this offseason. But I also expect Paxson and Forman to be back.

Otto Porter Jr. Career

Porter was selected with the third overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the Washington Wizards. However, he missed training camp and the first 18 games of the 2013–14 season with a hip injury. He made his NBA debut on December 6, going scoreless in 14 minutes in a 109–105 overtime loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. He twice scored a season-high nine points in April 2014 and on November 1, 2014, he scored 19 of his career-high 21 points in the second half of the Wizards’ 108–97 win over the Bucks. On November 7, 2015, he set a new career high with 23 points in a 114–99 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. On December 12, 2015, he scored a career-high 28 points in a 114–111 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

On November 9, 2016, Porter scored a career-high 34 points in a 118–93 win over the Boston Celtics. On December 26, he had 32 points, made a career-high five three-pointers and grabbed 13 rebounds in a 107–102 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. On January 18, he set a new career high with six three-pointers to finish with 25 points in a 104–101 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. He made six three-pointers for the second straight night on January 19, finishing with 23 points in a 113–110 win over the New York Knicks. He started 80 games and set career highs in scoring (13.4 points per game), rebounds (6.4) and steals (1.5) while shooting 51.6 percent from the field and 43.4 percent from three-point range in 2016–17. According to ESPN’s Real Plus-Minus, a player’s estimated on-court impact on team performance, Porter was the most efficient scorer in the NBA among 115 players with at least 800 possessions, penetrating defenses in transition and as a spot-up shooter. His three-point shooting percentage was fourth best in the NBA.

On July 4, 2017, the Brooklyn Nets offered Porter a four-year, $106.5 million contract, the maximum they could give him. Two days later, the Wizards received the offer sheet, with the goal being to match the offer. On July 13 same year, the Wizards announced that the team had retained its right of first refusal and matched the offer sheet extended to Porter by the Nets. On October 27, he scored 29 points against the Golden State Warriors and on December 29, he matched a career high with seven 3-pointers and had a game-high 26 points in a 121–103 win over the Houston Rockets. On February 28, also against the Warriors, Porter matched his season high with 29 points.

On November 24, 2018, Porter scored a season-high 29 points in a 124–114 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. On January 2, he returned to the lineup against the Atlanta Hawks after missing 10 games with a bruised right knee. He came off the bench in 13 straight games upon returning, before starting on January 30 against the Indiana Pacers and injuring his left big toe.

On February 6, 2019, Porter was traded to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Jabari Parker, Bobby Portis, and a protected 2023 second-round draft pick.

Otto Porter Jr. Net Worth

His net worth is 106.5 million dollars.

Otto Porter Jr. Career Statistics

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