As the National Basketball Association trade deadline nears on Thursday afternoon, the Wizards managed to trade Otto Porter Jr.in exchange for Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
The Chicago Bulls haven't been tied to any big names like Anthony Davis or Mike Conley ahead of Thursday's National Basketball Association trade deadline, but that doesn't mean they can't make any impactful moves. But, star guard John Wall ruptured his left Achilles tendon earlier this week while recovering from a December heel surgery.
The Bulls have been trying to trade Parker, who has a team option for next season worth $20 million.
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In return the Bulls grabbed Otto Porter Jr., a two-way threat who at 25 years old could form another piece to the Bulls' rebuilding core. The question becomes whether the Wizards match an offer he receives elsewhere. Porter had been with the Wizards since being drafted third overall by them in 2013. This season, the Georgetown product has averaged 12.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists through 41 games.
Several Bulls players said they were sad to see Portis and Parker go. Initially a starter, Parker was eventually moved to the bench by head coach Fred Hoiberg, then under Boylen was constantly in and out of the lineup. Parker, the No. 2 overall pick in 2014, has appeared in 39 games this season and is averaging 14.3 points and 6.2 rebounds in under 27 minutes per game.
"It was a great experience", Parker said. The 23-year-old Portis is averaging career highs in points (14.1), rebounds (7.3) and 3-point shooting (37.5 percent). "Right now, I've got a better opportunity".