Bulls deal Portis & Parker to Wiz for Otto Porter

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The Bulls have parter with Jabari Parker & Bobby Portis plus a 2nd round fraft pick in 2023,while they get former #E3 overall pick Otto Porter Jr. This Bulls season has been even more bizarre and demoralizing than usual. They’ve dealt with major injuries all season long, starting before they even played a game, the players nearly staged a mutiny on replacement head coach Jim Boylen just a week after he took over for Fred Hoiberg and their lack of talent has resulted in a pitiful record. There was little reason to expect any sort of turnaround, but they’ve swooped in out of nowhere to make a move that finally brings some good news — a rare thing around the Bulls lately.In short, this is a great trade by the Bulls. Signing Parker was a shortsighted move and one that may not have even happened if he wasn’t from Chicago. He’s spent parts of the season out of the rotation, and still doesn’t play any defense. With a team option for next season, there was no chance he would be back. Thus, you can really think of this move as Portis for Porter, and that’s one the Bulls should make every day of the week.Portis is a solid player, and is coming off of his best game of the season, a 33-point, nine-rebound performance over the Hornets. He is set to be a restricted free agent this summer, however, and should be looking for a decent amount of money. With Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr. set as the team’s frontcourt of the future, there was no reason for them to spend on Portis to be their third big man. Porter’s versatility on the wing is a much smoother fit, and he can slide right into the starting lineup. He’s also locked in for next season, and has a player option he’s likely to take for 2020-21. That gives them a very good young player for a few years — something they were unlikely to find in free agency given their team’s current status. While they started out with much higher expectations than the Bulls, the Wizards have had a similarly disappointing season. They started out just 1-7, and weren’t able to get back on track. And that was before John Wall was ruled out for the season due to heel surgery — news which became even worse earlier this week when the team announced Wall suffered a torn Achilles at his home and will likely miss next season as well.
On the court, the Bulls lost to New Orleans 125-120 with Chicago native and soon to be traded Anthony Davis being held out–to prevent any injury.