Bobby Portis traded to Washington

Bobby Portis traded to Washington

Bobby Portis traded to Washington

He's become the main option on offense with star point guard John Wall out for the season. In return, Washington will take on Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis.

Porter had joined Wall and shooting guard Bradley Beal to form a young nucleus of lottery draft picks the Wizards were trying to build around. Maybe they rehabilitate Porter's value and trade him again. Wall's recent Achilles' rupture matched with a pending maximum extension makes him one of the league's most hard players to trade. This season, the Georgetown product has averaged 12.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists through 41 games. The trade also drops the Wizards' tax bill from $8.96 million this season to $3.34 million.

Porter, who figures to slot in as the Bulls' small forward, will be playing on a new home court for the first time since high school.

The Bulls signed Parker to a two-year, $40-million deal in July, holding a team option on the second season.

For that reason, this trade primer serves up where the Bulls stand entering the day but given Bobby Portis was the most logical player for the Thunder to look at I'm not going to dive into picking players just for the sake of making it happen.

The move cuts short Parker's well-publicized return to his hometown after being drafted second overall by Milwaukee in 2014.

His homecoming didn't go the way he hoped. The power forward had averaged 14.1 points per game this season but has appeared in just 22 games. Not long after Hoiberg was sacked and the newly promoted Jim Boylen took over on December 3, Parker fell out of the rotation altogether. By no means do I believe Morant will not be a good National Basketball Association player, however, I believe that there are a few extremely talented players who the Bulls should aim at drafting above Morant, although I think they have already set their minds on him.

Portis was one of the longest-tenured members on the Bulls, averaging a career-best 14.1 points on 45 percent shooting this season.

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