Otto Porter Jr.
F - CHI
According to Chicago Bulls beat writer K.C. Johnson, Otto Porter is unlikely to remain with Chicago after his contract expires.
Porter has been marred by injuries since he was traded to the Chicago Bulls, appearing in only 29 games over the past two seasons. Porter's player option for next season is a whopping $28.5M so it would be in his best financial interest to opt-in, leaving doubt that Chicago will want to bring him back on a new deal given how little he's provided thus far. On the season, Porter averaged 11.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.4 blocks in 23.6 minutes per game. Porter carries too much injury risk going into next season to be trusted in 10-12 team formats.
Otto Porter Jr. piled up 15 points (6-11 FG, 2-5 3PT, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, two assists, and two steals over 25 minutes in Monday's 108-103 win over the Cavaliers.
Porter Jr. had a couple of games he'd wish to forget immediately upon his return from a four-month absence but has looked great over the last two outings; leading the Bulls with 23 points on Sunday's loss and scoring 15 points on 11 attempts in Tuesday's win. Over his five games though he is averaging 13.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.6 blocks. Considering he scored two and eight in two of those games, he seems to be trending upward. He's still available in a lot of league's and would make a great addition to any team that is heading for fantasy playoffs.
Otto Porter Jr. scored a team-high 23 points (9-17 FG, 3-8 3PT, 2-4 FT) with three rebounds, two assists and four steals across 25 minutes in Sunday's 110-107 loss to the Nets.
Porter scored a season-high 23 points in Sunday's loss to the Nets. Since returning to action on March 2nd, he has scored at least 18 points in two of his last four games. Porter is averaging 12.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.8 blocks during that stretch. He is worth adding in all league formats. The Bulls next scheduled game is Tuesday, home against the Cavaliers.
Otto Porter Jr. will come off the bench again and play 20-22 minutes in Friday's contest against the Pacers.
In two games since returning from a foot injury, Porter Jr. has been night and day. In his debut on Monday against the Mavericks he looked spry while scoring 18 points in 17 minutes. On Wednesday against the Timber wolves, he was ice-cold, logging two points on eight shot attempts over 18 minutes. The seventh-year small forward has shown solid production throughout his career and could capitalize on his limited opportunity tonight, but the risk is certainly there if you're thinking about targeting him in DFS.
Otto Porter Jr. posted a statline of two points (1-8 FG, 0-3 3PT), four rebounds, three assists, and a block over a limited 18 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's 115-108 loss to the Timberwolves.
Porter Jr. looked great in his return from injury on Monday against the Mavericks when he scored 18 points in 17 minutes. He came out Wednesday in Minnesota and looked sluggish and unable to find his shot. He missed every attempt from deep, including an uncontested airball. The seventh-year vet has a proven track record of consistent play, so don't look at Wednesday's performance as anything more than a fluke. Once Zach LaVine is back in the lineup Porter Jr. should feel a bit less defensive pressure and show fantasy owners what he is capable of.