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Porter, Wizards dominate 76ers for 129-95 win

WASHINGTON (AP) Otto Porter scored 22 points, Bradley Beal had 19 and the Washington Wizards took control in the second half to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 129-95 on Tuesday night in the preseason opener for both teams. Porter shot 8 of 10 and made all four 3-point attempts. Living up to offseason expectations of taking more shots from beyond the arc, Washington sank 15 of 26. Rookie...
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Can Otto Porter make a leap this season?

The Washington Wizards are a different basketball team when Otto Porter plays well. During last year's postseason, the second-year wing broke out and averaged 10.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. He also shot an impressive 37.5 percent from behind the three-point line. That improvement was a tremendously positive sign for the entire Wizards' organization. Will it carry over into...
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Can Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter handle new expectations?

Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter had a breakout postseason in 2015. The former third overall pick averaged 10 points and eight boards per game, in just over 33 minutes. He knocked down threes whenever baited to do so and gave the Wizards a serious defensive boost off the bench.His size and length allowed head coach Randy Wittman to experiment with different lineups, and it...
Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Just the Beginning’ for Washington Wizards’ Otto Porter Jr.

Otto Porter Jr. #22 of the Washington Wizards passes around Henry Walker #5 of the Miami Heat during the first half at Verizon Center on March 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) The past two seasons have turned out exactly the same for the Washington Wizards; both ended in the semifinals after six games against the East’s top seed. Both years, the Wizards...
Via The Sports Journal
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: Without a star, role players must shine

Thanks to Paul Pierce’s buzzer beater, a John Wall-less Washington Wizards team won game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Atlanta Hawks 103-101. Giving them a 2-1 series lead. After watching a 21-point lead wither away due to a late 4th quarter rally by Atlanta rally, Washington found itself with the ball in what would be the final possession of the ball...
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards Fans Frustrated with Otto Porter Jr.’s Playing Time

Otto Porter Jr. #22 of the Washington Wizards goes up for a shot against the Memphis Grizzlies on March 12, 2015 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Otto Porter Jr. has a fever, and the only prescription is more consistent playing time—at least that’s the sentiment being expressed by a growing number of Washington Wizards fans. It doesn’t...
Via The Sports Journal
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards end 5-game skid

The Washington Wizards ended their 5 game losing streak Saturday night with a 114-77 win over the Brooklyn Nets. The losing streak was the longest of the past two seasons for Coach Randy Whitman and the Wizards. Washington was able to snap the streak through great team play. The Wizards dished out 31 assists and all 13 players scored for Washington. Leading the way for the Wizards...
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Wiz need to be patient with Otto Porter

Without going to Wikipedia, can you name the highest pick remaining in this year’s NBA Playoffs? Anthony Bennett and Victor Oladipo, the top two picks, are long eliminated. Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams was the 11th pick. This past year’s Draft was not the strongest in the world. Not by a long shot. The best rookie that made it out of the first round might very well...
Via Crossover Chronicles
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Otto Porter not so impressive early in his Wizards career

Photo credit :             “With the third pick in the 2013 NBA draft, the Washington Wizards select Otto Porter, Small Forward, Georgetown.” The Wizards had selected the 6’8 197 pound Big East Player of the year and well liked hometown kid. At the time of the pick there were no objections from Wizards Nation as there was a dearth of small forwards...
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards' Otto Porter makes NBA debut

The Washington Wizards are off to a 9-10 start, good for 3rd place in the Southeast Division.  First round draft pick Otto Porter had yet to appear in an NBA game due to a hip injury. But last night, in front of the fans at the Verizon Center, he made his NBA debut. Despite the 109-105 loss, it was a moment the fans and Porter had been waiting for.As reported by Michael Lee at...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

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