Wizards trade Otto Porter to Bulls for Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker

NBA Trade Grades: Wizards sending Otto Porter Jr. to Bulls

As a Wednesday full of moves wore on the day before the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline, the Washington Wizards chose to shift their previous "off limits" stance on Otto Porter Jr.

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In addition, the Bulls will also send the Wizards a 2023 second-round draft pick as well. But following a season-ending injury to Wall this year, and with any hopes of making a playoff run quickly dissipating, this was as good of a time as any for Washington to make a move.

Parker's first and only season with the Bulls was a massive disappointment. Most importantly, Washington goes from having over $116 million, seven million over the cap, on the books next season across just six players, assuming Dwight Howard opts in to his ridiculous player option, to just $89 million if Parker's team option is declined. Prior to Wednesday, the Wizards had said they wanted to keep Porter around.

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The move sheds Washington of significant salary, as Porter is owed $26 million this season and $27.2 million in 2019-20.

Porter is in the second season of a four-year, $106 million deal that the Wizards matched after he signed an offer sheet with Brooklyn in the summer of 2017. The 23-year-old averaged 14.3 points and 6.2 boards per game in 39 games and 17 starts this season. The Athletic reported the team was planning on keeping Beal, Wall and Porter. He is averaging career-highs in points (14.1) and rebounds (7.3) this season, along with 1.3 assists in 24.1 minutes in 22 games (6 starts), shooting 45.0 percent from the field, 37.5 percent from long distance and 78.0 percent from the charity stripe.

Ahead of Thursday's 3 p.m. trade deadline, it is highly plausible that the Wizards make another move or two.

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