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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 came off the bench on Friday despite the absence of Glen Rice Jr., finishing with eight points on 4-of-9 shooting with three rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block in 25 minutes.
It's possible that Randy Wittman will want to keep Porter in his bench role to maintain continuity as guys like Rice and Bradley Beal return. Wittman used Garrett Temple as the starting two-guard tonight, and he managed eight points with two threes, two steals, one block and one assist in 30 minutes. Oct 17 - 11:07 PM

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There's a "strong chance" that the Wizards start Otto Porter at shooting guard, according to J. Michael of CSN Washington.

Coach Randy Wittman said the team doesn't really have a two or a three, which makes sense with how Paul Pierce aligns himself on offense. Porter was a disaster in his rookie season due to injuries, but he was tremendous at Las Vegas Summer League, especially on offense. He's been red hot in his last four preseason games, making 59 percent of his shots for averages of 14.5 points, 5.3 boards, 1.3 steals, 0.5 blocks and 1.0 triples. He's creeping up into the standard-league conversation.
Oct 17 - 10:38 AM

Otto Porter's preseason play is receiving rave reviews from his teammates.

"He's night and day," Kevin Seraphin said of Porter's play. "I told him that yesterday. I'm proud of him. He's really stepped up right now. He's more confident in everything. I love his game." After an injury-plagued rookie season, Porter has an opportunity in front of him with Brad Beal sidelined. While he'll still have to battle Paul Pierce and Glen Rice Jr. for minutes, Porter is worth late round flier in deeper fantasy leagues.
Oct 16 - 10:26 AM

Otto Porter hit 7-of-13 shots and a 3-pointer on his way to 19 points, eight rebounds, four assists, four steals and a block in 35 minutes.

He started in place of Paul Pierce, as the old man got the night off, and looked really good in doing so. He should get plenty of run on Thursday, as it appears Glen Rice won't play due to a sprained right ankle. Porter's still not a must-own player, but if he can earn a timeshare with Pierce, or start at SG while Brad Beal is out with his injury, Porter could end up being worth a late flier.
Oct 15 - 11:15 PM

The Wizards have officially picked up Otto Porter's $4.7 million team option for the 2015-16 season.

Porter's rookie year was a bust, and he never found his footing after coming into the year injured, but he's shown steady improvement this offseason and might crack the starting lineup with Bradley Beal (wrist) out of commission until late November. He has limited fantasy appeal but could be a cheap source of 3-pointers in deep leagues.
Oct 14 - 5:58 PM

Otto Porter turned in another productive game against the Pistons on Sunday with 13 points, six rebounds, one block, one 3-pointer and two turnovers in 24 minutes.

He made 6-of-10 from the line and followed up his impressive 14-point game nicely. Porter should get almost all the backup minutes at small forward due to the Bradley Beal (wrist) injury. He really can fill up a stat sheet and Paul Pierce is 36 years old, so there are worse player to take at the end of a standard draft.
Oct 13 - 9:47 AM

Otto Porter had a big game against the Hornets on Friday with 14 points, two rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers in 20 minutes.

He's now 9-of-14 from the field in his last two games and has probably instilled some confidence in the coaching staff. Porter is the favorite to back up Paul Pierce and could be worth a look late in drafts.
Oct 10 - 10:10 PM

Otto Porter made just 1-of-10 from the field for four points with four rebounds, two assists and no turnovers in 28 minutes against the Bulls on Monday.

It obviously wasn't the start he was looking for after a magnificent run at Last Vegas Summer League. Eight of his 10 shots came from beyond 17 feet, so he'll need to work on his shot selection for next time. On the bright side, he looked fine on defense and wasn't out of place on offense. Porter is not worth drafting in most leagues.
Oct 7 - 10:49 AM

Otto Porter said he is mentally and physically prepared for a bigger role this season.

"I've definitely felt like I've gotten better since summer league," Porter said. He was fantastic at summer league and the Wizards used him in isolation a ton, especially mid-range shots -- a big problem for him in 2013-14. Porter will back up Paul Pierce this season, but he filled up the stat sheet at Georgetown, so he could be a sneaky late-round pick in 14-team leagues.
Sep 29 - 9:44 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

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