After big trade Bulls trade options unlikely to move bar for OKC

After big trade Bulls trade options unlikely to move bar for OKC

A basketball sits on the court during a timeout in the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics game at Capital One Arena on April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC.

So far this season, Porter has averaged 12.6 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game, and 2 assists per game.

There was little doubt Wall's most recent injury would change the calculus of D.C.'s future plans, despite owner Ted Leonsis' message of not wanting to trade any of his core (Wall, Porter, and All-Star Bradley Beal).

The Washington Wizards sure are an interesting National Basketball Association organization. Here's how the Wizards and Bulls shake out in this trade.


Parker was not playing much in Chicago and will likely not have his $20M team option for next season picked up in Washington.

The Chicago Bulls will be relying a lot on the scoring output from Markkanen the rest of this season alongside Zach LaVine. Without knocking Porter specifically, the ceiling for this move is rather limited. Whereas, Bobby & Jabari will be restricted free agents this Summer. He will help them and fits with their pieces-it's just that Chicago should be more interested in draft assets and cheaper young talent based on where they're at in the rebuild. They already knew he'd be out for the rest of this season following heel surgery, but now they'll have to consider the possibility he might not be the same caliber of player again.

Neither Parker nor Portis may be on the roster for the 2019-20 season, which is fine because at the end of the day this was a salary dump by the Wizards.

However, he never panned out the way the team had hoped, and signed a $100 million dollar deal he has not lived up to.

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