NBA Draft 2013: Otto Porter Works Out For Washington

The Washington Wizards finally got chance to take a closer look at Georgetown’s Otto Porter Jr. this morning, who most NBA Draft analysts think will get taken third overall by the Wizards.

Porter worked out with several other draft prospects this morning, but all eyes were set on the Georgetown alumn, as Wizards head coach Randy Wittman organized several drills where Porter displayed his versatility to Washington’s staff. Today’s workout at the Verizon Center was the first for Otto Porter, and will likely be only one of his three workouts he’s supposed to participate in, since he’s scheduled to only workout for the top three teams in the NBA Draft.

Otto Porter’s familiarity with the nation’s capital and Washington’s need for a small forward would make him a perfect fit for the Wizards this upcoming season. When asked about the possibility of playing along side John Wall and staying in Washington D.C; Porter said

On John Wall: “He is a pass first guard. He gets in the paint and creates for others. I definitely see him creating for me and for others to get wide open looks…” Staying in D.C: “I have a fanbase here; I’m very comfortable here. I’m used to the environment.”

A reporter also asked Porter about the Wizards chances at making the playoffs next year, and he responded very confidently, stating;

If healthy, are the Wizards a playoff team next season?: “Definitely, definitely. I think they’re on the way up.” On weight concerns: “I’m definitely putting on more weight. You know, I just turned 20 not too long ago, so I’m definitely getting into my body.”

I’m glad to see Otto Porter excited about the possibility of suiting up for the Wizards next season. If all things go according to plan, and if Porter played well in his pre-draft workout, I think we may hear Porter’s name get called when it’s time for the Wizards to make their selection on June 27th.



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  • David

    I would appreciate Ben’s input on my possible offseason we could put together (theoretically)
    1. draft porter
    2. 3 team trade
    wizards get deondre jordan
    knicks get okafor and eric bledsoe
    clippers get Tyson chandler and knicks 2013 1st rd pick wizard last 2nd rd pick
    3. trade ariza, booker or singleton, with our 2013 2nd round pick and next years 1st rounder to the kings for cousins and someone to absorb salaries.
    cousins can run pf and stretches the floor for wall. this also frees up all kinds of cap space. we then sign martell Webster and if lucky jarret jack who can play both guard positions. with this trade we add experience with youth and more cap flexibitlity.

    • Ben Mehic

      I’d have to check if those trades would work, but I don’t think the Wizards would want to load up on big contracts.

      To my knowledge, Jordan will make about $11 million next year and DeMarcus Cousins will be up for a contract extension.. Can’t forget about Wall’s inevitable contract extension as well. Bradley Beal will also be up for a contract extension in a few seasons… That would put Washington in a hole they are trying to avoid.

      Sacramento would never trade Cousins for those assets.

      I like your thinking, but it could never happen.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

      • David

        I have read that the kings new office may want to start fresh. they feel as if cousins and tyreke need to go. we give them draft picks and they get ariza who will not help much so they can still tank then have good cap and 2 1st round picks in a loaded 2014 draft.. maybe? but I appreciate you taking time to reply. I love talking wizards!

        • Ben Mehic

          The new Kings owner and head coach Mike Malone love DeMarcus Cousins.. He’s their franchise player and it would take a lot more to steal him away from Sacramento.

          Thanks for reading, David.
          I appreciate it!