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Otto Porter | Forward

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (21) / 6/3/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 200
College: Georgetown

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Otto Porter is favored over Glen Rice Jr. to become Paul Pierce's backup at small forward, according to the Washington Post.
We agree after Porter showed some offensive versatility in Las Vegas to go with his length and athleticism. Rice was phenomenal in isolation at Vegas, but that's not something the Wizards would need with John Wall running the show and Bradley Beal set to take another leap in his third year. Porter could provide stats in several areas, so he's worth a look later in deep drafts. Aug 25 - 6:47 PM

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Glen Rice Jr., Otto Porter, Doug McDermott, Tony Snell and Donatas Motiejunas were named to the Samsung All-NBA Summer League First Team.

Porter really showed some extra confidence in his offense, attempting countless mid-range jumpers. He was also an improved passer to join Glen Rice Jr. as the focal points of the offense. He could be looking at minutes in the mid-20s this season.
Jul 21 - 9:15 AM

Otto Porter shot 5-of-14 from the field for 11 points with five boards, two assists, one turnover and one foul in 33 minutes.

He had a minor injury tonight, but was able to return and didn't seem to be bothered by it. Porter has really had a tough time staying on the court in his rookie season, but he may be cleared for some regular minutes this season.
Jul 14 - 12:47 AM

Otto Porter was terrific in his Las Vegas Summer League debut, making 11-of-16 from the field for 25 points with seven boards, three assists, one 3-pointer and three turnovers.

He couldn't stay healthy leading up to his rookie season and was buried on the depth chart. The loss of Trevor Ariza may have created an opening for Porter and we'll see how the Wizards look to fill that void. As for today, Porter really put it all together on offense with his mid-range game as his best asset. He was also very active in sharing the ball. If he can keep it going, he'll be on fantasy map in deep leagues, especially with Martell Webster's back injury.
Jul 12 - 7:20 PM

Wizards coach Randy Wittman said he saw a "big change" in Otto Porter's game throughout last season, and that Porter has an "opportunity" to establish himself this summer.

Porter didn't play enough for his improvement to be evident on the court, as his playing time dipped after the All-Star break to only 7.5 minutes per game. With Martell Webster (back) injured and Trevor Ariza uncertain to return in free agency, Porter could emerge with a significant role at SF in Wittman's rotation. We'll be keeping a close eye on him throughout Summer League and the preseason.
Jul 12 - 9:34 AM

Otto Porter stepped up for the Wizards on Friday, scoring nine points with nine rebounds in 26 minutes off the bench.

Porter made 4-of-10 shots which was a season-high in attempts, and he got more minutes because coach Randy Wittman was eager to give some rest to Trevor Ariza and Martell Webster. As nice a sign as this is for Porter's development, he's unlikely to have a big role once the playoffs begin.
Apr 12 - 11:58 AM

Otto Porter saw some rare playing time Monday night and played well in the Wizards' loss to Memphis.

With Martell Webster a late scratch, Porter scored six points in 10 minutes of action that including his first two made 3-pointers of his NBA career. Websters' status for Wednesday against Utah is unclear, but the rookie is staying ready. "We’ll see. But I’m going to stay ready," Porter said. "I look at it as, learn from it. Always stay ready. This was a prime example. We had a man go down today, Martell, so opportunity presents itself, take full advantage." While coach Randy Wittman has said that Porter won't be sent down to the D-League this season, we'll need to see a lot more out of the Georgetown alum before recommending him as an add.
Mar 4 - 10:55 AM

Otto Porter likely won't be demoted to the D-League this year.

Coach Randy Wittman has spoken of the possibility of a D-League assignment, but that doesn't seem to be likely at the moment as the Wizards need porter as injury insurance for Trevor Ariza and Martell Webster. Fantasy-wise, Porter has only played an average of 7.7 minutes in the Wizards' last five games, so his value to fantasy owners is quite limited for the time being.
Jan 30 - 12:35 PM

Otto Porter expressed in a recent interview that he would like to get more playing time, but admitted he doesn’t know if or when he will get a chance to step up for Washington.

Porter is currently buried on the bench behind veteran swingmen Trevor Ariza and Martell Webster who are currently playing very well. While Porter does have the talent, winning is going to come before player development as the Wizards attempt to make their first playoff appearance since 2008. It will take a couple injuries for Porter to garner fantasy relevance.
Jan 19 - 9:48 AM

Otto Porter received a vote of confidence from coach Randy Wittman.

Like fellow Top 3 pick Anthony Bennett, Porter has been struggling through his rookie season, but Randy Wittman gave him a vote of confidence in saying, "There is no worry in my mind that he was the right guy for us...He’s going to be a good player in this league." Despite Wittman's kind words, Porter's minutes have taken a nose dive over the past week and he isn't worth owning in standard leagues at this point.
Jan 17 - 11:20 AM

Otto Porter is looking to find his rhythm as he adjusts to the fast pace of the NBA.

"It is tough to come out of nowhere and be aggressive." Porter said, "It’s about getting the flow back and once you get that back, your teammates automatically start looking for you." This year's No. 3 overall pick is off to a slow start, and Porter has yet to score his first points in the NBA. With Martell Webster likely to return on Friday, Porter will probably be learning from the bench as the Wizards ease him into the rotation.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 10:53:00 AM

Wizards rookie Otto Porter (hip) will be eased into the rotation with limited minutes, according to coach Randy Wittman.

Porter had a turnover, a travel and an air ball in the first 30 seconds of his NBA debut. "Welcome to the league," Wittman said. "I can’t get the cart ahead of the horse here. I've got to make sure he gets comfortable, his conditioning. He said his legs felt like Jell-O out there a little bit, the first time he was out there. Keep monitoring that." Martell Webster's sore ankle and Bradley Beal's injured leg have opened up playing time but fantasy owners should watch Porter from a distance in standard leagues.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 10:05:00 AM

Otto Porter made his NBA debut on Friday, playing 14 minutes with two rebounds and one assist.

Porter missed all three of his shot attempts and traveled on his very first touch, and he needs a good amount of seasoning before he gets comfortable at this level. With Martell Webster having to be helped off the floor tonight with an ankle injury, it opens the door a bit for Porter but there is no guarantee that he's the guy that ends up walking through it. He's a very risky flier, at best, in 12-14 team formats.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 12:42:00 AM

Otto Porter (hip) is active for Friday's game against the Bucks.

Martell Webster and Trevor Ariza have been great as the starting wings, so Porter is unlikely to take away any minutes from them. However, Chris Singelton played 20.5 minutes per game over the last two, so there's a chance Porter can at least get some action tonight. Fantasy owners shouldn't be too excited about the talented rookie yet and we'll see how he looks tonight. He's only worth stashing in very deep leagues.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 06:27:00 PM

Otto Porter (hip) remains a game-time decision for Friday's tilt vs. the Bucks.

When asked if he was feeling good, Porter responded, "I'm feeling decent." He's edging his way closer and closer to a return, but his status will likely be up in the air until we're closer to tip-off. The third overall pick has yet to make his NBA debut, and once he does, he will be battling red hot Trevor Ariza and Martell Webster for minutes. This situation should be viewed as a wait-and-see approach.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 02:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1John Wall
2Andre Miller
3Garrett Temple
SG1Bradley Beal
2Martell Webster
3Glen Rice Jr.
SF1Paul Pierce
2Otto Porter
PF1Nene Hilario
2Drew Gooden
3DeJuan Blair
C1Marcin Gortat
2Kris Humphries
3Kevin Seraphin
4Melvin Ely