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.