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Otto Porter | Forward

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (21) / 6/3/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 205
College: Georgetown

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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

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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

Otto Porter finished Tuesday's road loss with 10 points, two 3-pointers, seven rebounds, one assist and zero steals or blocks in 43 minutes off the Wizards' bench.

Paul Pierce criticized Porter's lack of intensity in a recent interview, saying, "[Porter] just doesn't understand how good he is. He can shoot, he's a slasher, he can defend, I'm just not sure how badly he wants it every day. That kid just needs to get mad ... I should punch him one day just to get him riled up.'' Pierce was kidding about the last part, of course, but his point is well taken. Porter had a nice run while filling in as a starter but he's a shaky fantasy option when coming off the bench.
Apr 15 - 12:05 AM

Otto Porter will come off the Wizards' bench on Wednesday with Paul Pierce returning to the starting lineup.

Porter played fairly well in three starts without Pierce, averaging 13.0 points, 1.3 triples, 7.0 rebounds and 2.3 steals, but his role will be considerably reduced in a reserve role. Deploy him with caution, if at all, in standard leagues.
Apr 8 - 6:28 PM

Otto Porter started for Paul Pierce (rest) on Friday against the Knicks, scoring 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with eight rebounds, two steals and one block in 29 minutes.

Consider the opponent here but feel free to give Porter a look if Pierce misses anymore time.
Apr 4 - 12:40 AM

Otto Porter started in place of Paul Pierce (rest) on Wednesday and had 15 points, seven rebounds, two steals and a 3-pointer on 5-of-12 shooting.

Any time Pierce is sitting, Porter will be worth a fantasy look, but in general, he's not someone to target unless news of a Pierce injury surfaces.
Apr 1 - 10:53 PM

Otto Porter will start for the Wizards on Wednesday with Paul Pierce resting.

Pierce has been struggling for weeks and sitting out late in games on a routine basis, so it's not surprising to see him get a day off. Porter is worth a look for temporary value even though he's been uninspiring in nine starts, averaging 9.9 points, 0.9 threes, 3.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.4 blocks in 25 minutes per game.
Apr 1 - 6:13 PM

Randy Wittman offered rare praise for Otto Porter, Jr. after Sunday's loss.

"I thought Otto came in and gave us some good minutes," Wittman said. "I let him ride it out. He was aggressive and that’s we need." Porter had 15 points, six boards and a steal in just 18 minutes after seeing a combined 12 seconds in the two games prior to that. We're going to need to see more of this type of production from Porter before offering any kind of pursuit.
Mar 30 - 12:24 PM

Otto Porter scored in double-figures for the first time since March 3 on Sunday, putting up 15 points on 4-of-7 shooting (5-of-7 from the line), with two 3-pointers, six rebounds, one steal and one turnover over 18 minutes of action.

This line has fluke written all over it, as Porter had posted doughnuts in the scoring column in four of his five past outings. The minutes did jump dramatically tonight, but 18 minutes isn't enough time for him to repeat these results on a consistent basis. Needless to say, we need to see Porter with a few more games like this before recommending him as an add in any league.
Mar 29 - 5:35 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1John Wall
2Ramon Sessions
3Will Bynum
4Garrett Temple
SG1Bradley Beal
2Rasual Butler
3Martell Webster
SF1Paul Pierce
2Otto Porter
PF1Nene Hilario
2Kris Humphries
3Drew Gooden
C1Marcin Gortat
2Kevin Seraphin
3DeJuan Blair