Despite numerous reports about Washington’s indecision on the upcoming NBA Draft, ESPN Insider Chad Ford is reporting that the Wizards are leaning towards taking Georgetown’s Otto Porter Jr. with the third overall pick.
With so much up in the air in this draft, Porter to the Wizards at No. 3 remains a constant. He’s appeared here in every mock and I think it’s unlikely we move him. While the Wizards have a lot of interest in Anthony Bennett, sources say they are now leaning toward taking Porter at No. 3. He fits a need, fits their culture and, like Oladipo, is viewed as a sure thing by many NBA GMs and scouts.
Porter is obviously someone who the Wizards have been looking at for quite some time and would fit right in with the rest of Washington’s cast and crew.
If things go according to plan, Porter will likely still be on the board when it’s time for the Wizards to make their pick, unless the Cleveland Cavaliers or Orlando Magic make a surprise decision on June 27th.
Unless the Washington Wizards become enamored with a potential trade deal on June 27th, I think Otto Porter may be a lock on Thursday afternoon.