|Oct. 20 7:49 PM PT8:49 PM MT9:49 PM CT10:49 PM ET2:49 GMT10:49 7:49 PM MST9:49 PM EST6:49 UAE (+1)04:4922:49 ET9:49 PM CTNaN:� - Otto Porter scored 28 points Friday, going 11 of 19 from the field, as the Washington Wizards defeated the Detroit Pistons 115-111. Porter grabbed nine rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +6 in his 37:50 on the floor. He added one block and four steals. Porter went 2 of 4 from behind the arc.
Analysis: The Wizards are hoping Porter builds on his breakout season in 2016-17. He averaged 13.4 points and hit 1.9 3-pointers last year.
|Oct. 18 6:51 PM PT7:51 PM MT8:51 PM CT9:51 PM ET1:51 GMT9:51 6:51 PM MST8:51 PM EST5:51 UAE (+1)03:5121:51 ET8:51 PM CTNaN:� - Otto Porter scored 10 points Wednesday, going 5 of 11 from the field, as the Washington Wizards topped the Philadelphia 76ers 120-115. Porter grabbed eight rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +14 in his 33:10 of playing time. He added one block and three steals.|
|July 8 7:55 PM PT8:55 PM MT9:55 PM CT10:55 PM ET2:55 GMT10:55 7:55 PM MST9:55 PM EST6:55 UAE (+1)04:5522:55 ET9:55 PM CTNaN:� - The Wizards matched the Nets' max contract offer to Porter, The Washington Post repored. Porter will receive $106 million for four years. The Nets and Porter had come to an agreement Wednesday on an offer sheet and the Wizards exercised their option to match.
Analysis: Last season, Porter started 80 games for the Wizards and finished fourth in the league's most improved player voting. The third overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft averaged a career-high 13.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.5 steals. The 24-year-old Porter also improved his long-range shooting, hitting 43.4 percent on 3-pointers compared with 36.7 percent the previous season, as he emerged as the third scoring option with John Wall and Bradley Beal.
|July 4 8:16 PM PT9:16 PM MT10:16 PM CT11:16 PM ET3:16 GMT11:16 8:16 PM MST10:16 PM EST7:16 UAE (+1)05:1623:16 ET10:16 PM CTNaN:� - Porter Jr. and the Brooklyn Nets reached agreement on an offer sheet that would pay him the maximum of $106 million over four years, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday. The Washington Wizards have the right to match the offer to keep the 24-year-old Porter, and they have made it known they planned to do exactly that. A source confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday that the Wizards will match the offer.
Analysis: The Utah Jazz also were interested in trying to sign Porter after Gordon Hayward decided to sign with the Boston Celtics earlier Tuesday. The Sacramento Kings had offered Porter a max contract when he visited with them, but he opted for the opportunity with the Nets.
|July 3 3:34 PM PT4:34 PM MT5:34 PM CT6:34 PM ET22:34 GMT6:34 3:34 PM MST5:34 PM EST2:34 UAE (+1)00:3418:34 ET5:34 PM CTNaN:� - Porter has been offered a maximum salary contract from the Kings. The four-year contract would net Porter more than $20 million per season with a total value of approximately $106.5 million.
Analysis: Porter, the third overall pick of the Wizards in 2013, did not make a major impact until the 2016-17 season, when he established career highs by averaging 13.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 43.4 percent shooting from 3-point range. Porter is scheduled to meet with two other teams before making his decision. The Wizards could help facilitate a deal if the franchise is unwilling to match the lofty price tag set by the Kings.