The 23-year-old averaged 14.3 points and 6.2 boards per game in 39 games and 17 starts this season. He's expected to be out for most of next season. Wall could miss 12 months due to the injury.
Parker and Portis are the Bulls third and fourth-leading scorers behind Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen. He had grown disgruntled in Chicago-understandably so after the Bulls brought him home as a touted free agent signing, then proceeded to bury him in the rotation. It's an uncertain future for the Wizards, but at least it's a more flexible one.
For Chicago, this move is about bolstering the young core at a position of need. Porter is making just over $26 million this season. 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.
Getty Otto Porter is headed to the Chicago Bulls. In 221 career games (27 starts) with the Bulls, Portis held averages of 9.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 19.3 minutes and shot.461 from the field, .350 from long range and.743 from the foul line. The fact that they had to surrender a second-rounder in a deal that absolves the Wizards of financial dirty laundry feels wholly unnecessary.
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Neither Parker nor Portis may be on the roster for the 2019-20 season, which is fine because at the end of the day this was a salary dump by the Wizards. The biggest issue is that none of it is especially surprising.