He's a quality two-way player who also brings strong perimeter shooting, as he has hit 39.9 percent of his 3-pointers in his six-year career. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Porter is headed to Chicago in exchange for Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis.
The Washington Wizards will not trade All-Star shooting guard Bradley Beal at the National Basketball Association trade deadline, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. They'll have 29 games to watch Portis play and determine if they'll keep him around in restricted free agency, while it's highly unlikely they pick up Parker's $20 million offseason this summer.
So the Bulls will go forward with Porter on the wing.
Parker's situation is a bit more complicated, but his deal is essentially an expiring one as the Wizards would be foolish to pick up his $20 million option for next season. Chicago entered Wednesday's game against New Orleans with a 12-41 record and 15 losses in 17 games. Did the Bulls make a smart move taking on Porter's bloated contract? He's expected to be out for most of next season.
Amid its struggles, Chicago is looking to become more competitive to create a better culture for its younger core and possibly become more attractive for free agents down the line. By no means do I believe Morant will not be a good National Basketball Association player, however, I believe that there are a few extremely talented players who the Bulls should aim at drafting above Morant, although I think they have already set their minds on him.
Parker and Portis are the Bulls third and fourth-leading scorers behind Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen. With the Parker SF experiment failing, the only threes on the Chicago Bulls roster was rookie Chandler Hutchison and newly-acquired Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot. He wasn't really a fit for former coach Fred Hoiberg's pace-and-space offense and isn't much of a defensive player - an area current coach Jim Boylen stresses.