Otto Porter RUMORS & NEWS

  • Otto Porter will log more time as Wizards' 'stretch' option

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "After 49 games, the Wizards are starting to figure out where Otto Porter fits best in the offense. If they're intent on sticking with small lineups, the slight-built small forward may be better off logging more time as a "stretch" power forward. In Tuesday's game at the New York Knicks, Porter..." February 08

  • Wizards exercise fourth-year option on Otto Porter Jr.’s contract

    Washington Post "The Washington Wizards have exercised the fourth-year option of $7.7 million on Otto Porter Jr.’s rookie-scale contract for the 2016-17 season, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The team had until Halloween to make the decision, but it was a foregone conclusion. The No. 3..." October 05

  • Wizards’ Otto Porter says he is “definitely” ready to play some stretch four

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Wizards went big — with Marcin Gortat and Nene up front — and stayed that way most of the NBA season. Then come the playoffs, coach Randy Wittman finally broke out a small ball lineup with Paul Pierce at the four for long stretches, and it got the Wizards to the second round. Pierce is now..." August 27

  • Why it's time for the Wizards to free Otto Porter

    Bullets Forever "Otto Porter's sophomore season has been marred by three blunders that people hold against him. Everyone remembers when he lost track of Tony Snell on a late possession against the Bulls. Blame it on zoning out, a defensive miscommunication or whatever else you want, bottom line he messed up, and..." March 31

  • Wizards’ Otto Porter and Glen Rice Jr. will compete for playing time after shining in summer league

    Washington Post "For one month earlier this summer, Wizards forwards Otto Porter Jr. and Glen Rice Jr. spent a couple of hours a day working on the Verizon Center practice floor. They hustled through ball-handling, shooting and defensive drills with oversight from former Wizards assistant coach Ryan Saunders and..." August 25

  • D-League doesn't appear to be likely option for Porter

    CSN Washington "A little more than a week ago, coach Randy Wittman suggested that the D-League could be an option for rookie Otto Porter, who hasn't logged any significant playing time since the first game of the Wizards' recently concluded West coast trip, but the likelihood of that happening appears to be very..." January 30

  • Otto Porter wants to contribute more

    Washington Post "The 2013 NBA draft was expected to be low on immediate impact players, and that has played out to be an accurate assessment through the first 2½ months of the regular season. Philadelphia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams, former DeMatha star and Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo and Utah..." January 19

  • Wizards’ Otto Porter Jr. knows he has to be patient during rookie season

    Washington Post "When Otto Porter Jr. put on a Washington Wizards cap as the No. 3 pick in last June’s NBA draft, there was no way he could have imagined what awaited him in his rookie season, that it would be put on hold because of a hip injury and that he would rarely get the chance to learn through his mistakes..." January 18

  • Wizards plan to ease Otto Porter Jr. back into the fold

    Washington Post "Otto Porter Jr. has joined the Wizards at a time when they have been hit with another wave of injuries, but Coach Randy Wittman has no intention of placing a heavy load upon a rookie who is still getting acclimated to the NBA after missing nearly three months with a strained right hip..." December 09

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    Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee

    Otto Porter is active & ready to play but Kevin Seraphin is on the inactive list in his place. #wizards

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    Washington Wizards @WashWizards

    Nene (Achilles) will be a gametime decision tonight vs. ATL. Beal (fibula), Harrington (knee), & Porter (hip) all out #WizHawks

  • The latest (not) definitive Otto Porter update

    CSN Washington "Not that it's a race to return, but if it were between injured forwards Otto Porter and Chris Singleton, the veteran is in the lead. Randy Wittman's comments before the Wizards-Knicks game on Saturday night didn't offer much clarity regarding Porter's left hip flexor. The former Georgetown..." November 24

  • Nike signs Victor Oladipo, Otto Porter, and Cody Zeller to Jordan Brand

    CBS Sports "Jordan Brand by Nike announced its rookie signings on Wednesday. Today, the Jordan Brand (@Jumpman23) announced that Victor Oladipo (@VicOladipo), Otto Porter Jr. and Cody Zeller (@CodyZeller) have all joined the Jordan family. All three will start the season in Jordan Prime.Fly..." October 31

  • Otto Porter getting MRI on right hip flexor

    CSN Washington "The day before the Wizards left for the season opener in Detroit, rookie Otto Porter went to get an MRI on his right hip flexor strain Monday, CSN Washington has learned. Porter still hasn't practiced or participated in any full-contact drills since the Las Vegas summer league when he played..." October 28

  • Wizards’ Otto Porter Jr. on injured hip: ‘It still hurts’

    Washington Post "The Washington Wizards will soon get updates of the progress of both rookie Otto Porter Jr. and Chris Singleton when the two injured forwards visit with team doctors upon their return to Washington. Both players have been unable to participate in practice since training camp began three weeks..." October 21

  • Otto Porter Jr. forced to wait his turn

    Washington Post "Otto Porter Jr. has spent his first week of NBA training camp with the Washington Wizards fulfilling many of his rookie duties such as collecting Gatorades for veterans and carrying bags upon request. When the team stayed at the George Mason Inn Porter played highly competitive games of the soccer..." October 07

  • Wittman optimistic about Booker but not Porter

    CSN Washington "Nothing has changed on the injury front for the Wizards as rookie Otto Porter and Trevor Booker didn't participate in full-contact drills again Friday. While coach Randy Wittman is optimistic that Booker (sore right knee) will be on the floor possibly by Saturday he's lost for words when asked..." October 05

  • Otto Porter limited on first day of Wizards training camp due to injury

    Pro Basketball Talk "Otto Porter was selected by the Wizards with the third overall pick in this summer’s draft but injuries have kept the team from seeing what he might be able to contribute during his rookie campaign. Porter barely played in the Las Vegas Summer League and was far from impressive in the limited..." September 28

  • Wizards won't rush Otto Porter's development

    CSN Washington "When a team takes a player high in the draft lottery such as the Wizards with Otto Porter at No. 3 overall in June high expectations accompany it. Bradley Beal taken third in the 2012 draft started immediately in Washington at shooting guard. It took him a while to get acclimated but he made an..." September 17

  • Porter's versatility still remains a question mark

    CSN Washington "The Wizards open training camp Sept. 29 but most of the 15-man roster already has gone to work at Verizon Center. Coach Randy Wittman recently talked to CSN Washington about the task ahead for a team that only won 29 games last season and hasn't made the playoffs since 2008 but is expected to turn..." September 13

  • Fellow rookies not overlooking Rice

    CSN Washington "Of the Wizards two rookies it's hardly surprising that it was first round selection Otto Porter receiving at least some Rookie of the Year award love from his fellow first-year players in a poll conducted by That's not to say second round selection Glen Rice Jr. didn't receive..." August 30

  • Wizards’ Otto Porter Jr.: “We’re going to do damage next year”

    Washington Post "Otto Porter Jr. was struggling to remain calm and contain his emotions but they slowly started taking over. He was filled with the excitement of reaching a place that many in his tiny home town in southeast Missouri – including his father – had only dreamed of being, and with the joy of realizing..." June 28

    2013 NBA Draft Day Rumors: Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2013 NBA Draft will take place tonight in Brooklyn, NY, we will have wall-to-wall coverage of all the latest rumors, news, and picks. Major questions still remain. The Cleveland Cavaliers still seem undecided on the #1 pick (at least publicly) between Noel, Len, and Oladipo. Nobody seems to... June 28

    2013 NBA Draft Rumors Coverage

    PSD Staff With the 2013 NBA Draft taking place on June 27th in Brooklyn, NY, we'll be covering all the latest rumors and news surrounding possible picks and trades. The most important question being: will the Cleveland Cavaliers take Nerlens Noel no. 1 overall or will they make a last minute trade?... June 26

  • Source: Charlotte Bobcats aren’t looking to trade Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

    Charlotte Observer "An NBA source with knowledge of the situation adamantly denied Tuesday that the Charlotte Bobcats are shopping small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist as a trade commodity. Rumors spread quickly Tuesday afternoon, after the website posted a story saying the Bobcats were looking..." June 26

  • Source: Bobcats Shopping Kidd-Gilcrest to Draft Otto Porter

    Sheridan Hoops "The Charlotte Bobcats are shopping Michael Kidd-Gilchrist around the league, confident they will be able to replace him with Otto Porter of Georgetown with the No. 4 pick in Thursday’s draft. The reason the Bobcats braintrust of Rich Cho and owner Michael Jordan believe Porter will be available..." June 25

  • JTIII on Otto Porter: ‘I think he should go No. 1′

    Washington Post "Many Wizards fans have their hearts set on Otto Porter with the No. 3 pick in this week’s draft. John Thompson III still doesn’t think the home team should get that chance. “He’s going out, in my opinion, as without a doubt the most prepared person in this year’s draft to step in and immediately..." June 25

  • Filling the Celtics’ draft needs Small forwards

    Boston Herald "Now that Paul Pierce is the toast of trade rumors everywhere, the Celtics are close to that inevitable point. The team has to at least think about replacing arguably the most explosive scorer in franchise history — a player who will ultimately be known as a top-five Celtic. The only problem is..." June 24

  • Cavaliers must consider Otto Porter Jr. with top pick in NBA Draft

    Akron Beacon Journal "It was only about a month ago when ESPN draft analyst Chad Ford said the Cavs were “praying” Otto Porter Jr. would be available when they were on the clock. Now that the NBA Draft is less than a week away, Porter seems to be an afterthought. The former Georgetown star remains in discussion for..." June 23

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    Gery Woelfel @GeryWoelfel

    I'm hearing Cavs have moved Otto Porter to the top of their draft board.

  • Cavs reportedly hosting McLemore, Porter Jr., Oladipo and Franklin

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers declined to confirm a report by ESPN's Andy Katz that they were hosting a pre-draft workout for Kansas guard Ben McLemore, Georgetown forward Otto Porter Jr. and Indiana guard Victor Oladipo here on Wednesday. ESPN's Chad Ford reported that San Diego State guard Jamaal Franklin also..." June 19

  • Georgetown small forward Otto Porter was born to play basketball

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Even though he grew up in tiny Morley, Mo., population 696, Georgetown small forward Otto Porter Jr. never had trouble finding anybody to play basketball. All he had to do was look around the house. There was his father, Otto Porter Sr., his mother, Elnora Timmons Porter, and even his little..." June 16

  • Porter: 'It really don't matter where I go'

    CSN Washington "In the NBA's draft order, the Wizards come third. Friday, however, they were first on Otto Porter’s list. Porter was joined by Bruce Massey (Middle Tennessee), Jackie Carmichael (Illinois State), Ryan Evans (Wisconsin), Kevin Dillard (Dayton) and Viktor Gaddefors (Bologna). It was..." June 15

  • Georgetown’s Otto Porter Jr. returns to his old stomping grounds

    Washington Post "Idling in the bowels of Verizon Center on Friday, Otto Porter Jr. looked ready to take his career in a new direction. Perhaps literally so. Hanging from his slender 6-foot-8 frame was a blue and white Washington Wizards practice jersey, still damp from the 90-minute workout that he went through..." June 15

  • Otto Porter a lock to be top-three pick in NBA Draft

    CBS Sports "Georgetown forward Otto Porter will not work out for any teams outside of the Cavaliers, Wizards or Magic as his agent feels he's certain to go in the top three of the NBA Draft later this month. The Charlotte Observer reports the same is being assumed by NBA sources: Agent David Falk confirms..." June 12

  • Otto Porter Jr. would make third pick a charm for Washington Wizards

    Washington Post "Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld misspoke last week after his team jumped up from eighth to third in the NBA draft lottery. Grunfeld said this is a “three-player draft.” Actually, there’s only one right guy for the Wizards: Otto Porter Jr. Porter has everything it would take to fill..." May 31

  • Cavs Would Move No. 1 Pick For Kevin Love

    Sheridan Hoops "The Cleveland Cavaliers are fielding calls from everywhere, but the team they’d really like to to make a deal with is Minnesota. And if the Timberwolves are willing to surrender Kevin Love, the No. 1 pick is available to them, sources tell The situation with Love in..." May 30

  • Report: Cavaliers eyeing Otto Porter with No.1 pick

    CBS Sports "The Washington Post reports that the Cavaliers are considering bucking expected top pick options Ben McLemore and Nerlens Noel to select Georgetown forward Otto Porter: But there is a possibility that Porter, arguably the most NBA-ready player among the top prospects, might not be around..." May 24

  • Wizards move up but could still miss out on Otto Porter Jr.

    Washington Post "Wizards Coach Randy Wittman called Bradley Beal from the golf course about an hour before Tuesday’s NBA draft lottery and had one simple message: “Don’t screw it up.” Beal delivered, as the Wizards hurdled five teams to enter a more hopeful draft position at No. 3. Wizards president Ernie..." May 24

  • Otto Porter should be automatic pick for Wizards

    Washington Times "The choice, really, should be Otto-matic. Fortunes of an NBA franchise can turn on the bounce of a few ping-pong balls. Late Tuesday, those balls, under the watchful eye of the usual Ernst and Young representative, provided a moment for the Wizards rarer than the once-in-17-years appearance by..." May 23

  • Wizards move up but could still miss out on Otto Porter Jr.

    Washington Post "Wizards Coach Randy Wittman called Bradley Beal from the golf course about an hour before Tuesday’s NBA draft lottery and had one simple message: “Don’t screw it up.” Beal delivered, as the Wizards hurdled five teams to enter a more hopeful draft position at No. 3. Wizards president Ernie..." May 23

  • Could Cavaliers Make Otto Porter Top Pick? "Before the 2013 NBA Draft Lottery, the only players anybody really thought were in contention for the No. 1 overall pick were Nerlens Noel, Ben McLemore and, possibly, Trey Burke. However, now that the Cleveland Cavaliers have won the top overall selection, a new name is in the mix: Otto..." May 23

  • Not much movement after pre-Draft combine "This will have a very short shelf life, before the May 21 lottery sets the order for the top 14 and team needs are weighed as part of the first true mock draft released that night, but it is an important update after the Chicago pre-draft combine as the largest annual gathering of NBA teams and..." May 21

  • For Otto Porter Jr., unlikely path likely will lead to high NBA draft pick

    Washington Post "For Otto Porter Jr., being a top NBA draft pick would justify the summers when he woke up early to run or ride his bike, built strength by carrying wood and doing other household chores, played pickup basketball with his cousins on a rickety court at his late grandmother’s home and borrowed the..." May 18

  • Otto Porter: It'd be 'beautiful' to play with Pistons' Greg Monroe

    Detroit News "Georgetown swingman Otto Porter is one of the Pistons' targets for next month's NBA draft and Porter compared himself to a player who just left town. "Tayshaun Prince," said Porter, when asked who he patterns his game after. "He's long, lanky, can do a lot of things on the floor. He can defend,..." May 17

  • Otto Porter of Georgetown could be Cavs target

    Akron Beacon Journal "There are two overwhelming storylines this week as the league’s 30 teams are gathering in Chicago for the NBA’s predraft workouts. No one considers this draft to be very good, and a few of the key guys available at the top are already injured. That doesn’t bode well for the Cavaliers, who are..." May 16

  • Otto Porter May Be The Surest Thing In The Draft

    SI "Otto Porter may be the safest lottery pick available in this year’s draft. The Georgetown small forward has already showcased a wide variety of skills, both on offense and defense, that will be transferable to the pro game, and has the size for his position and youth that teams desire in high..." May 05

  • Georgetown's Otto Porter declares for NBA draft

    USA Today "Georgetown star sophomore Otto Porter Jr. has decided to forgo his final two years of eligibility and enter the NBA draft. "My coaches and teammates got me prepared, on and off the court, as a human being," Porter said Monday on Georgetown's campus in Washington. "I'm prepared to take on the..." May 05

  • Otto Porter Jr.'s Versatility Will Spark Quick Transition to NBA Game

    Bleacher Report "Otto Porter Jr. probably isn't the best player in this year's NBA draft, but given his versatility, he may just be the player that will have the fastest impact on the league. For teams selecting in the top five that already have a lot of young talent and are looking to turn the proverbial..." May 05

  • 2013 NBA Draft: Phoenix Suns Should Draft Otto Porter Jr.

    Rant Sports "The Phoenix Suns are a team that needs a lot of help at different positions. The only way I see the team getting any better though is going through the draft to do it. Phoenix is going to have one of the top picks no matter what in the upcoming NBA Draft and should be looking for a shooting guard..." May 05

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