Washington Wizards extends Otto Porter’s contract

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Washington Wizards were so determined and retained small forward Otto Porter Jr. by matching Brooklyn Nets four-year, $106.5 million offer sheet to keep the 24-year-old restricted free agent.

A as we give you the best free betting tips, Wizards’ president Ernie Grunfeld officially announced the extension of Porter but as per team policy, the terms of the deal were not mentioned.

“Otto has developed into a vital part of our young core, which is why we made it clear that our priority was to keep him here to maintain continuity and build on the success of this group heading into next season and beyond. His versatility, basketball IQ and three-point shooting combine to make him a great fit for us on the floor while his character and work in the community show why we’re so pleased to have him as a cornerstone of our franchise.”  Grunfeld said

With the move of the Wizards, Porter becomes the highest-paid player of the team, leading guards John Wall and Bradley Beal.

Last NBA season, Porter sets a career high 13.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.5 steals. He also finished fourth in the league in three-point shooting last season and had 14 games of 20-plus points.

Porter was third overall in 2013 NBA Draft by the Washington out of Georgetown and his career averaged 9.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 steal.

“After two years at Georgetown and four years with the Wizards here in Washington, D.C., I’m excited to be staying home. I will continue to work hard to improve my game in all areas and I hope to make an even bigger contribution to the Wizards’ success in the future.” Porter said

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