Wizards send Porter to Bulls for Parker, Portis, second-round pick

Wizards send Porter to Bulls for Parker, Portis, second-round pick

Wizards send Porter to Bulls for Parker, Portis, second-round pick

Porter is under contract for two more seasons, $27.3M and a $28.5M player option in 2020-21.

As first reported by The Athletic's Shams Charania, the Wizards have agreed to send Porter to the Chicago Bulls in the wake of this week's brutal injury news for John Wall.

In Parker, the Wizards are taking a flyer on the second-overall pick from the 2014 NBA Draft who has seen his career tail off significantly as a result of two knee injuries that caused him to miss nearly 150 games over his first three seasons.

Looking forward to next season the Bulls could be a top squad if OPJ, Markkanen and Carter Jr. mesh. It's an uncertain future for the Wizards, but at least it's a more flexible one. Porter is making just over $26 million this season.

For Chicago, this move is about bolstering the young core at a position of need. Here's how the Wizards and Bulls shake out in this trade. Without knocking Porter specifically, the ceiling for this move is rather limited.

Portis, 23, and the Bulls couldn't come to terms on a contract extension before the season, and he stood to become a restricted free agent this summer. If Porter were to hit those benchmarks again in a season, he would be the fifth National Basketball Association player ever to post such numbers in at least three seasons.

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However, he never panned out the way the team had hoped, and signed a $100 million dollar deal he has not lived up to.

In return, the Wizards are getting Portis, who is a change-of-scenery candidate, and Parker, who is seeking to prove himself after receiving limited playing time this season.

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