Washington Wizards: 3 trade ideas involving Otto Porter

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Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz against Otto Porter Jr. of the Washington Wizards. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

3. Wizards trade Jazz

According to Shams Charania, the Utah Jazz are interesting in Otto Porter. It seems as though the Jazz are looking in adding more depth to their forward position. They seem to be clicking as of late, so I’m not sure why they would be seeking to make any serious changes, but if they want to contend with the Warriors then something needs to happen.

Washington would most likely try and target Derrick Favors and Ricky Rubio. Favors has always be solid in the paint and the Wizards need help on the interior. Thomas Bryant has great potential, but is still extremely young and inexperienced.

Favors would make an immediate impact on both ends of the floor. Currently, he’s averaging 10.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. In addition, he would immediately be the best rebounder on the team. And we all know that has been a weak point for the Wizards this season.

Rubio has played well for the Jazz, but doesn’t really fit in with Quin Snyder’s system. He’s adapted well, but he’s not a long-term solution. Dante Exum is a more versatile point guard that has more potential.

Rubio’s weakness has been his shot, which has come a long way, but it has crippled the Jazz in certain situations throughout his tenure. However, Rubio is a great facilitator that could be a good complimentary piece to Beal in the backcourt. He’s averaging 12.9 points, 6.0 assists per game, and brings a true point guard mindset to the table.

If the Wizards do acquire a decent point guard at the deadline that would indicate that they are going to look to move John Wall at a later time. This trade would work out nicely for both sides.