Washington Wizards restricted free agent Otto Porter has been offered a max contract by the Sacramento Kings, according to a report from ESPN’s Chris Haynes and Marc J. Spears.
The Wizards are expected to match all offers, but if they don’t, Porter has agreed to sign with the Kings, according to RealGM’s Keith Smith.
Porter has been one of league’s breakout players in his own right, averaging 13.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 51.6% from the field, 43.4% from three-point range and 83.2 from the free-throw line in the 2016-2017 season. While thriving as a stretch four in the Washington Wizards offense, Porter’s is a two-way player whose length and defensive versatility complement his ability to play off-ball and get to the rim on offense.
Porter would be a perfect complement to Justin Jackson and Skal Labisierre in the frontcourt with his ability to space the floor along with Jackson. The duo will also play solid perimeter defense and be able to switch onto multiple positions. Buddy Hield and De’Aaron Fox will benefit from the space they get to operate one-on-one in the halfcourt.