The Washington Wizards Have Traded SF Otto Porter

The Wizards traded Otto Porter Jr. to the Bulls for what?

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.

Parker's first and only season with the Bulls was a massive disappointment. This season, the Georgetown product has averaged 12.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists through 41 games. But following a season-ending injury to Wall this year, and with any hopes of making a playoff run quickly dissipating, this was as good of a time as any for Washington to make a move.

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 had become aggressive in attempting to move Porter while Parker had been in the doghouse for the Bulls, falling out of the rotation in December before recently regaining a role off of the bench. Others told the site that Wall would have been pleased if Porter was moved earlier in the season, when the team started 2-9.

Lauri Markkanen, however, shot the ball well on 10-of-19 shooting to go for 30 points as he led the team in scoring. They also could have just let Parker expire and looked to deal Portis separately. Trading Ariza can help ensure getting under the tax, while maybe Green can be paired with Markieff Morris to further reduce the team's lofty payroll. It signals the Bulls feeling comfortable in acquiring a versatile wing with big money owed to him, as the Wizards regroup with some cap flexibility and young players they can make long-term decisions on this summer.

It remains to be seen if anyone would want to take on Porter's contract.

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