Published: Sat, February 09, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Chicago Bulls Roster & Starting Lineup After Otto Porter Trade

Chicago Bulls Roster & Starting Lineup After Otto Porter Trade

They drafted Portis 22nd overall in the 2015 NBA Draft, and had signed Parker, a Chicago-native who had spent his first four seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks, to a two-year deal prior to this season.

The Washington Wizards sure are an interesting National Basketball Association organization. The 6-11 big will enter restricted free agency this summer along with Tomas Satoransky and Sam Dekker.

And just like that, news of All-Star point guard John Wall's ruptured left Achilles' tendon initiated a new era for the Wizards as Thursday's National Basketball Association trade deadline nears. The Wizards will play Chicago Saturday night.

Parker is averaging 14.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game for the Bulls this season - though he's started just 17 games for the team.

Parker's situation is a bit more complicated, but his deal is essentially an expiring one as the Wizards would be foolish to pick up his $20 million option for next season.

Chicago was a clear seller entering the trade deadline and their move Wednesday confirmed that information.

Getty Otto Porter is headed to the Chicago Bulls. He has shot 36.9 percent from 3-point range. Porter is making just over $26 million this season. Even though he would have been marginalized behind Markkanen and Carter, lumping him into a trade package to execute what is more or less a negative move may not have been the best way to cash out. Did the Wizards get enough for a two-way player of Porter's standing?

- Should the Bears have traded Jordan Howard already when they had the chance?

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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