Bobby Portis traded to Washington

Otto Porter

Whereas, Bobby & Jabari will be restricted free agents this Summer. He has shot 36.9 percent from 3-point range.

The Bulls and Wizards sprung into deadline action on Wednesday night, reportedly agreeing to a deal that sends Otto Porter from Washington to Chicago in exchange for Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker, and a protected second-round pick in 2023.

As a Wednesday full of moves wore on the day before the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline, the Washington Wizards chose to shift their previous "off limits" stance on Otto Porter Jr.

Porter has a hefty contract, owed almost $27.3 million in 2019-'20 before holding a player option for almost $28.5 million in 2020-'21.

In Parker, the Wizards are taking a flyer on the second-overall pick from the 2014 NBA Draft who has seen his career tail off significantly as a result of two knee injuries that caused him to miss nearly 150 games over his first three seasons.

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So the Bulls will go forward with Porter on the wing.

The trade also ends a failed experiment for the Bulls after Parker signed a $40 million, two-year contract with his hometown team. The Bulls' hope is that this season is an aberration and that he'll bounce back with a new team. Did the Bulls make a smart move taking on Porter's bloated contract?

For Chicago, this move is about bolstering the young core at a position of need. Washington was set to be repeat offenders of the luxury tax, but this trade now moves them closer out of it. Confronted Wednesday evening with the reality that wouldn't happen, Portis left the United Center just before the start of the Bulls' game against the Wizards.

The 23-year-old Portis is averaging 14.1 points and 7.3 rebounds in 22 games.

Parker's first and only season with the Bulls was a massive disappointment. 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.

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