Wizards deal Otto Porter to Bulls for Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis

NBA Trade Grades: Wizards sending Otto Porter Jr. to Bulls

NBA Trade Grades: Wizards sending Otto Porter Jr. to Bulls

Bobby Portis will be a restricted free agent this summer and was originally a first-round draft choice of the Bulls in 2015. He's a quality two-way player who also brings strong perimeter shooting, as he has hit 39.9 percent of his 3-pointers in his six-year career.

According to multiple reports, the Bulls have reached an agreement with the Wizards to acquire Porter in exchange for forwards Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker and a future second round pick.

The Washington Wizards will not trade All-Star shooting guard Bradley Beal at the National Basketball Association trade deadline, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. He is making $26 million this season, $27.2 million next season, and has a player option for $28.4 million the season after that, which he would likely pick up.

So the Bulls will go forward with Porter on the wing.

Parker had signed a one-year, $20 million deal with his hometown Bulls prior to the start of the season, but quickly fell in new head coach Jim Boylan's doghouse. "While in his sixth pro season, he is only 25 years old and is someone who will be a good fit for our team moving forward".

The Bulls, meanwhile, are in the midst of a "tanking" season at just 12-41.

For Chicago, this move is about bolstering the young core at a position of need. There's still a chance the team can make the postseason and the additions of Portis and Parker will surely help. Expect the Wizards to remain active through Thursday's deadline to shed more salary and get out of the tax entirely. Maybe they rehabilitate Porter's value and trade him again.

Portis is a young power forward in his fourth National Basketball Association season with some intrigue, now averaging 14.1 points and 7.3 rebounds while shooting 37.5 per cent from three-point range.

He worked his way back into the rotation with more consistent effort, but his production often felt as empty as the Bulls' lost season.

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