January 29, 2022

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Otto Porter Jr. Fantasy Basketball News

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    Bulls’ Otto Porter: Won’t start opener

    Porter will come off the bench in the season opener against the Hawks on Wednesday, Chuck Swirsky of the Chicago Bulls Radio Network reports.The 27-year-old was the presumed favorite to begin the season as Chicago’s starting small forward, but rookie Patrick Williams will instead receive the nod. Porter should still see plenty of opportunities as the top option off the bench.

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    Bulls’ Otto Porter: Grabs 12 boards off bench

    Porter posted eight points (3-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 12 rebounds and four assists in 22 minutes off the bench during Wednesday’s 124-103 preseason win over the Thunder.Porter was unable to score in double digits, something that other five players managed to do, but he still made an impact as he paced the team in rebounds. Porter started the team’s first two preseason contests but should move back to the starting five once the regular season begins.

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    Bulls’ Otto Porter: Coming off bench Wednesday

    Porter will come off the bench in Wednesday’s preseason game against the Thunder.The 27-year-old started the first two preseason contests over the weekend but will shift to the bench Wednesday with rookie Patrick Williams entering the lineup. Per Jamal Collier of the Chicago Tribune, coach Billy Donovan wants to see if Porter can be a scoring option off the bench and if Williams’ defense can benefit the starting unit. It remains to be seen how Donovan crafts his lineup for the season opener next week.

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    Bulls’ Otto Porter: Effective against Rockets

    Porter scored 12 points (5-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT) while adding seven rebounds and two assists across 24 minutes during Sunday’s 104-91 win over the Rockets.Porter was one of three starters that scored in double digits for the Chicago Bulls in this game, and the three-and-D specialist was quite sharp while playing limited minutes. Head coach Billy Donovan already said he will probably limit Porter’s playing time to keep him as healthy as possible, but the upside is there and his minutes will ultimately determine his value, though the talent is there for him to become a reliable contributor on both ends of the court for Chicago.

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    Bulls’ Otto Porter: Workload likely to be managed

    Coach Billy Donovan noted that Porter’s health is “the most import” aspect for the Chicago Bulls this season, Cody Westerlund of 670TheScore.com reports.Porter dealt with injuries last season, which limited him to just 14 games. He’s one of the league’s better three-and-D wings when healthy and has shown top-40 upside as a fantasy option. That’s when seeing 30-plus minutes, however, and coach Donovan may limit Porter’s playing time.

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    Bulls’ Otto Porter: Set to opt into final year of deal

    Porter will exercise his $28.4 million player option for the 2020-21 season, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.Porter signed the deal as a member of the Wizards back in 2017, and he’ll now enter the final year of the contract, which will ultimately pay him more than $106 million over four years. Since coming to Chicago midway through the 2018-19 season, Porter’s impact has been limited by injuries. He appeared in just 14 games last season, averaging 11.9 points and 3.4 rebounds in 23.6 minutes per game — his fewest since 2014-15. Healthy entering 2020-21, the former Georgetown standout will likely be counted on for a larger role, though it’s possible the Chicago Bulls could look to move him at some point, given his status as an expiring contract.

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    Bulls’ Otto Porter: Scores 15 in 25 minutes off bench

    Porter contributed 15 points (6-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 25 minutes during Tuesday’s victory over the Cavaliers.Through his first three games since returning from a foot injury that forced him to miss the majority of the season thus far, Porter saw 18 minutes per game, and averaged 9.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.3 dimes, 1.0 triples and 1.0 blocks, while shooting 40.2 percent from the field. Luckily, he seemed to step on the gas a little in his last game, going for 23 points, four steals, three rebounds, three triples and two assists on 52.9 percent shooting. Porter couldn’t quite carry that same level of momentum into this contest, but still produced a solid stat line with good shooting percentages. With a four-game week, it’s possible that Porter sees some rest soon, but as long as he’s on the court, he’s worth sticking into your lineups for his ability to produce gems like he did in his last game.

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    Bulls’ Otto Porter: Drops season-high 23 in loss

    Porter scored a team-high 23 points (9-17 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-4 FT) while adding four steals, three rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes off the bench during Sunday’s 110-107 loss to the Nets.Only one Chicago Bulls starter scored in double digits, while Porter and Coby White were forced to carry the offensive load from the second unit. The 23 points also represented Porter’s best scoring effort so far in an injury-plagued season, topping the 22 he dropped way back on Nov. 1. Chicago continues to ramp up his workload slowly, but the 26-year-old forward should be seeing starter’s minutes soon, even if he doesn’t officially move into the starting five.

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    Bulls’ Otto Porter: Will remain in bench role

    Coach Jim Boylen suggested Sunday he expects Porter to stick in a bench role for the foreseeable future, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.The Chicago Bulls have been cautious with Porter in his three games since returning from a fractured foot, an injury that kept him sidelined for nearly four months. Porter has played no more than 20 minutes in any game since his return, and while he could see his playing time gradually increase, the Bulls are expected to keep some restriction in place for the next several games, if not the rest of the season. Bringing Porter off the bench helps the Bulls manage his minutes a little more easily rather than if he were starting, so Denzel Valentine or Shaquille Harrison look poised to continue getting opportunities with the top unit.

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    Bulls’ Otto Porter: Resurfaces in loss

    Porter chipped in eight points (4-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists and a block in 19 minutes during the Chicago Bulls’ 108-102 loss to the Pacers.Porter bounced back slightly from his two point (1-8 FG) performance on Wednesday. The Bulls are reincorporating him at a snail’s pace, but owners likely anticipated this from the lottery-bound franchise. Porter averaged a career-best 17.5 points in 15 games for Chicago after the trade deadline last season, so there is genuine stash appeal here.

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