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OTTO PORTER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Otto Porter Prepared To Play Stretch-4 For Wizards

The Washington Wizards played their best basketball when they went small in the playoffs with Paul Pierce at power forward. Otto Porter emerged in the playoffs and would like to play some stretch four this season. “Definitely, because that’s who the NBA is transitioning, you know, to smaller lineups," said Porter when asked about playing the 4. "So being able to stretch out as...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Otto Porter is 'definitely' ready to play power forward

The Washington Wizards invested in a more modern roster this summer, adding outside shooters and versatile wing defenders who thrive in smaller units. But they lost Paul Pierce, who came on as a lethal stretch four in the playoffs. Who will replace him? Otto Porter recently told Sirius XM Radio that he's perfectly capable:“Definitely, because that’s who the NBA is transitioning...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Can Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter handle new expectations?

Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter had a breakout postseason in 2015. The former third overall pick averaged 10 points and eight boards per game, in just over 33 minutes. He knocked down threes whenever baited to do so and gave the Wizards a serious defensive boost off the bench.His size and length allowed head coach Randy Wittman to experiment with different lineups, and it...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: It’s Porter Time

Free agency is underway and one thing is certain: the Washington Wizards will be without the Truth. Paul Pierce chose to sign a three year deal worth $10.6 million with the Los Angeles Clippers to reunite with coach Doc Rivers. The departure of Pierce leaves the team without the veteran leader who brought an old school toughness to the organization. Yet there doesn’t seem to be...
Via isportsweb.com
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Just the Beginning’ for Washington Wizards’ Otto Porter Jr.

Otto Porter Jr. #22 of the Washington Wizards passes around Henry Walker #5 of the Miami Heat during the first half at Verizon Center on March 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) The past two seasons have turned out exactly the same for the Washington Wizards; both ended in the semifinals after six games against the East’s top seed. Both years, the Wizards...
Via The Sports Journal
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: Without a star, role players must shine

Thanks to Paul Pierce’s buzzer beater, a John Wall-less Washington Wizards team won game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Atlanta Hawks 103-101. Giving them a 2-1 series lead. After watching a 21-point lead wither away due to a late 4th quarter rally by Atlanta rally, Washington found itself with the ball in what would be the final possession of the ball...
Via isportsweb.com
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards Fans Frustrated with Otto Porter Jr.’s Playing Time

Otto Porter Jr. #22 of the Washington Wizards goes up for a shot against the Memphis Grizzlies on March 12, 2015 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Otto Porter Jr. has a fever, and the only prescription is more consistent playing time—at least that’s the sentiment being expressed by a growing number of Washington Wizards fans. It doesn’t...
Via The Sports Journal
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards end 5-game skid

The Washington Wizards ended their 5 game losing streak Saturday night with a 114-77 win over the Brooklyn Nets. The losing streak was the longest of the past two seasons for Coach Randy Whitman and the Wizards. Washington was able to snap the streak through great team play. The Wizards dished out 31 assists and all 13 players scored for Washington. Leading the way for the Wizards...
Via isportsweb.com
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Wiz need to be patient with Otto Porter

Without going to Wikipedia, can you name the highest pick remaining in this year’s NBA Playoffs? Anthony Bennett and Victor Oladipo, the top two picks, are long eliminated. Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams was the 11th pick. This past year’s Draft was not the strongest in the world. Not by a long shot. The best rookie that made it out of the first round might very well...
Via Crossover Chronicles
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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