Chicago's deal to acquire Washington's Otto Porter for Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker includes a 2023 second-round pick to the Wizards, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019
Why did they make the deal? Probably to avoid the luxury tax.
Wizards now out of luxury tax jail/potential repeater taxes. Which none of you care about, and shouldn’t. But dealing Porter for Parker’s $20M (team option for next year) gives Washington opportunity to re-sign Satoransky and/or Bryant. The only reason this would make sense.— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) February 7, 2019
Portland was reportedly interested in Porter, Jr., but no report gave details of any concrete offer.