Wizards sending Porter Jr. to Bulls for Parker, Portis

Posted February 08, 2019

The 25-year-old has spent all six seasons of his career with the Wizards. The trade also drops the Wizards' tax bill from $8.96 million this season to $3.34 million. He is making $26 million this season, $27.2 million next season, and has a player option for $28.4 million the season after that, which he would likely pick up.

Wizards owner Ted Leonsis recently said in an interview with local radio station WTOP that the team wasn't going to be dealing Porter, Bradley Beal, or John Wall ahead of this Thursday's trade deadline, according to NBC Sports' Lisa Redmond.

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Porter has averaged 12.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in 29 minutes per game this season. The sharpshooter entered Wednesday averaging a career-high 24.8 points per game while shooting 46.9 percent from the field, 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free-throw line.

I had reported last week that Bobby Portis was being shopped and everyone saw the writing on the walls with Jabari Parker.

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Parker's first and only season with the Bulls was a massive disappointment.

Parker has been in and out of the Bulls' rotation recently and the team had reportedly been looking to move him. It was expected by many, including myself, that the team would look to address this hole in the upcoming draft, as there are many phenomenal prospects at small forward this year. 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 contributed 14.3 points and 6.2 rebounds across 39 appearances. Not long after Hoiberg was sacked and the newly promoted Jim Boylen took over on December 3, Parker fell out of the rotation altogether.

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