After big trade Bulls trade options unlikely to move bar for OKC

NBA Trade Grades: Wizards sending Otto Porter Jr. to Bulls

Bradley Beal is having the best season of his career this year for the Wizards.

The deal also comes in the wake of news that star John Wall will be out 11-15 months after tearing his Achilles, a major setback for the team and point guard who was already sidelined with a season-ending heel injury. With Wall set to miss an entire year and potentially more, there was added incentive for the Wizards to shed Porter's contract.

The move sheds Washington of significant salary, as Porter is owed $26 million this season and $27.2 million in 2019-20. In his sophomore campaign, Portis won SEC Player of the Year, averaging 17.5 points and 8.9 rebounds per game.

The Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls have just pulled off pretty big trade. Porter makes the Bulls better, and should return to being a 40% three-point shooter when fully healthy, but he is nearly surely not the guy who gets Chicago over the hump, and to find that guy, they probably need to be losing games, not winning them.

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The trouble was the Bulls, struggling at 12-41 and having undergone a coaching change this season, weren't considered a possible landing spot for any free agent of outcome. It looks like once again the Bulls won't be big-time players in free agency. Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis are in.

Portis is a young power forward in his fourth National Basketball Association season with some intrigue, now averaging 14.1 points and 7.3 rebounds while shooting 37.5 per cent from three-point range. He contributed 14.3 points and 6.2 rebounds across 39 appearances.

The Bulls signed Parker to a two-year, $40-million deal in July, holding a team option on the second season.

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