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Otto Porter | Forward

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (22) / 6/3/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 205
College: Georgetown
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Otto Porter admitted that it "meant a lot to be a part of something like that" when asked about the Wizards' playoff run.
Porter emerged as a key piece for Washington in the playoffs, and Porter, who turns 22 on Wednesday, needed that breakout in the worst way. Capable of playing both forward spots, Porter should have a larger role next season, and that will be even bigger if Paul Pierce (player option) departs in free agency. After drawing praise from Randy Wittman and his teammates, Porter should be entering the offseason with confidence. Jun 1 - 9:10 AM

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Otto Porter credited Paul Pierce for his rapid improvement over the course of the season.

"He means a lot," Porter said in regards to Pierce. "I learned a lot from him this year whether he told me something or I just picked it up. And it’s going to stick with me throughout my NBA career, what to expect in the NBA and how to be a professional." Porter broke out in the playoffs, averaging 10.0 points, 8.0 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.2 3-pointers in 33.1 minutes per game. He averaged just 19.4 minutes in the regular season, so it's clear that he finally earned the trust of head coach Randy Wittman. If Porter continues to improve over the summer, he could be an interesting late-round flier in fantasy drafts.
May 23 - 10:36 AM

Otto Porter played 34 minutes against the Hawks on Friday night with seven points, eight boards, one assist, two steals and no turnovers.

Perhaps no player helped himself for playing time next season than Porter. He fell out of the rotation at times this season, but coach Randy Wittman fell in love with his smaller lineups. Porter has climbed into the conversation as a pick near the end of standard league fantasy drafts.
May 15 - 10:04 PM

Otto Porter played 33 minutes off the Wizards' bench on Wednesday, but hit just 3-of-13 shots for nine points, 10 rebounds and a steal.

He's doing the heavy lifting off the Wizards' bench, but had just four points in Game 4, and never got it going tonight. He played well prior to these two games, so he's probably due to bounce back at some point, but it may be too little, too late for the Wiz. They now trail the Hawks 3-2 with Game 6 back in Washington on Friday night.
May 13 - 11:30 PM

Otto Porter scored a playoff career-high 17 points against the Hawks on Saturday with nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

He cut the Hawks to pieces and took advantage of his man not keeping his eyes on him. Since the summer, we've seen Porter grow into an offensive weapon, so tonight's terrific game in the spotlight was a bit of a culmination. Expect him to stay in the rotation for minutes in the mid-to-upper 30s.
May 9 - 8:25 PM

Otto Porter's impressive postseason play continued with 15 points, eight boards, five assists, three steals and zero turnovers in 31 minutes vs. the Hawks on Tuesday.

Porter drained a pair of 3-pointers and was 6-of-12 from the field overall, and his length once again gave the Hawks trouble defensively. He's been something of a revelation in the playoffs and has emerged as a reliable sixth-man, averaging 11.6 points, 1.8 threes, 8.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.2 steals over the Wizards' past five games.
May 5 - 10:54 PM

Otto Porter continued his fantastic postseason run on Sunday, coming away with his first-career playoff double-double with 10 points, 11 rebounds, two 3-pointers and one assist through 34 minutes of action.

Porter has been a completely different player this postseason, averaging 9.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.4 three-pointers and 1.0 steal per game improving upon all of his regular-season averages. He's also averaging a plus/minus rating of plus-11.8, and his gritty defense continues to earn him steady minutes in the Wizards' rotation. Bradley Beal suffered an ankle injury during Game 1, and if that forces him to sit out Game 2 on Tuesday, Porter will have plenty of opportunity coming his way.
May 3 - 4:30 PM

Otto Porter is benefiting from having Paul Pierce as his mentor with the Wizards this season.

"I need it. I'm a young pup," Porter said of Pierce. "I need somebody to push me and that's what he's doing." Paul, your thoughts? "I think he's tired of me getting on him, too. I constantly stay in Otto's ear pushing him, trying to get him to be the best he can be. He's responded. He's starting to play with a little bit more fire." Porter played at least 26 minutes in every game of the first round and appears to finally be coming out of his shell at the right time--especially on the defensive end.
Apr 27 - 10:06 AM

Otto Porter scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting (including two threes) with eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 33 minutes off the bench in Friday's Game 3 win over the Raptors.

Porter is being turned to in clutch situations and he's answering the call this postseason, and he'll certainly be on our radar heading into next season.
Apr 24 - 11:10 PM

Otto Porter came off Washington's bench for 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting, nine rebounds, one assist and one steal during Tuesday's convincing road win.

There's no word on whether or not Paul Pierce punched Porter before the game, but either way the Wizards have to be thrilled with his performance through two playoff wins. He logged 35 minutes and was a key to the Wizards' defense all night, and his rebounding helped Washington claim a 45-28 advantage on the glass.
Apr 21 - 11:01 PM

John Wall and Bradley Beal both went out of their way to praise Otto Porter after Washington's Game 1 win over Toronto.

"He does the little things that nobody sees," Wall said. Beal added, "He’s terrific for us. He helps space the floor, he can shoot the ball, and he’s just smart. I mean he just knows how to play and make the right reads. You need a guy like him." As for confidence in himself, Porter lacks none. "It’s just confidence from myself. I know what I can do."
Apr 20 - 9:54 AM

Otto Porter played a surprising 34 minutes off the bench against the Raptors on Saturday with five points, five boards, one assist and two steals.

It's taken two years for coach Randy Wittman to trust Porter with important minutes and he didn't disappoint with impressive defense on DeMar DeRozan. The Wizards went small for several parts of this game with a forward combo of Porter next to Paul Pierce. They hardly played well in this game, but Porter should see close to 30 minutes in Game 2 on Tuesday.
Apr 18 - 4:07 PM

Otto Porter (ankle) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, and he will play on Saturday vs. the Raptors.

Randy Wittman said that Paul Pierce will play some power forward during their series against the Raptors, and that move should open up some more floor time for Otto Porter. Still, in a reserve role, Porter isn't likely to do much on the box score.
Apr 16 - 5:05 PM

The left ankle injury suffered by Otto Porter in Wednesday's finale is not thought to be serious and he's expected to be ready for the playoffs, according to coach Randy Wittman.

"I don't think it's too bad," Wittman said after the game, and added he thought about putting him back in the game at one point. This is good news for the Wizards, who kick off the NBA Playoffs with the opening game at 12:30 this Saturday. If Porter's unable to go, Rasual Butler would likely eat up his minutes.
Apr 16 - 11:40 AM

Otto Porter left Wednesday's game vs. the Cavaliers with a sprained left ankle and will not return.

The last thing we want to see is an injury right before the playoffs, but hopefully it isn't too serious. Porter will probably have to deal with some swelling, but we will pass along any additional information once we know more. If Porter has to miss any time, Rasual Butler and Martell Webster could see more minutes. Porter finished tonight's game with four points and four boards in 21 minutes.
Apr 15 - 9:53 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Ramon Sessions
3Garrett Temple
SG1Bradley Beal
2Gary Neal
3Martell Webster
SF1Otto Porter
2Jared Dudley
3Alan Anderson
4Kelly Oubre
PF1Nene Hilario
2Kris Humphries
3Drew Gooden
C1Marcin Gortat
2DeJuan Blair