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Wizards' Otto Porter getting close to return

 The Washington Wizards have been without first round draft pick Otto Porter since a right hip flexor on September 13.  But Porter practiced with the reserves for the second time on Wednesday, which could be significant sign that he'll return soon.As reported by J. Michael of CSNWashington.com, Porter is still non-committal if he will play this week, he will have to pass an...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Wizards' Porter comfortable on home turf

Otto Porter's NBA career begins on familiar turf, or rather, hardwood. The small forward who led Georgetown to a share of the Big East regular-season title played his college home games at the Verizon Center, the arena owned by the Wizards' franchise. The Wizards hope their first-round pick helps take them to the playoffs for the first time since 2008. The Hoyas' locker...
Via Fox Sports
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis area well represented in NBA Draft

ST. LOUIS -- The dust has, for the most part, settled. The 2013 NBA Draft is over, and most of those who didn't make the cut have honed in on a summer-league team. How did players of local interest fare? Let's take a look. THE DRAFTED: Otto Porter -- No. 3 to the Washington Wizards Who: 6-foot-9, 198-pound Georgetown forward, originally from Sikeston, Mo. Summary:...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis area well represented in NBA Draft

ST. LOUIS -- The dust has, for the most part, settled. The 2013 NBA Draft is over, and most of those who didn't make the cut have honed in on a summer-league team. How did players of local interest fare? Let's take a look. THE DRAFTED: Otto Porter -- No. 3 to the Washington Wizards Who: 6-foot-9, 198-pound Georgetown forward, originally from Sikeston, Mo. Summary:...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Otto Porter Jr. Is A Wizard Now

Coming into draft night the great debate for Wiz fans was who to take at No. 3: Otto Porter Jr. or Anthony Bennett. Assuming you were on Team Porter, as most of us were, the first two picks (Bennett to Cleveland, Victor Oladipo to Orlando) could not have gone better. Sitting at 3 were Porter, the Georgetown guy who fills a clear need, or Nerlens Noel, frontcourt defender supreme...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Draft Day Emotions From A Wizards Fan: In GIF Form

The months, the weeks, and the days of counting down to the NBA Draft are over. As I’m writing this Draft time is just over 10 hours away. And for those next ten hours, for Wizards fans, a range of emotions and nervousness will be felt. Ernie Grunfeld’s first seven drafts as Washington GM are highlighted by players such as Andray Blatche, Javale McGee, and Nick Young. WOW! Don’t...
Via Blog So Hard Sports
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Wizards might snag Porter with No. 3 overall pick

After scanning the globe for talent and hosting workouts for dozens of players from around the country, the Washington Wizards could end up using the third overall pick in the NBA draft on someone who played college ball in the nation's capital. Georgetown sophomore Otto Porter, Jr. won't have to make any adjustment to the rims and floorboards at the home of the Wizards...
Via AP on Fox
June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Otto Porter's maturity could spark interest from Magic

Less than a year after acquiring Maurice Harkless as part of the trade that got Dwight Howard out of their hair, the Orlando Magic would not appear to be interested Thursday night in drafting another small forward. But in a draft without much else to choose from at that position, the Magic cant simply ignore Otto Porter Jr. especially because the Washington Wizards, who will pick...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 10 2013 NBA Draft Forwards

Otto Porter from Georgetown University should be successful in the NBA. (Photo credit) Nowadays, most of our stars in the NBA play one of the two forward spots. Last year, we witnessed LeBron James and Kevin Durant battle for MVP honors and the world championship. This year, LeBron was at it again, as was Carmelo Anthony, who scored the ball consistently and carried his team in...
Via The Sports Post
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Otto Porter Scouting Report

Cole’s Take: Otto Porter Scouting Report Size: 6’9, 198 Position: Small Forward Age: 20 School: Georgetown Strengths: Basketball IQ Versatility Strong Mid-Range Shooter NBA Positional Size Point Forward Facilitator Three Point Range Post Up Skills Cutting And Slashing Ability Off Ball Effort and Motor Defensively Plays Passing Lanes Well & Gets Steals Challenges Shots...
Via The Sports Headquarters
June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Otto Porter Makes a Great Fit for the Wizards

credit: getty images This year’s draft doesn’t exactly boast superstar talent. Meaning many of these players aren’t suitable to play the role of a franchise player. However, given their talent, many of these players coming out of college will make great role players in the NBA. Therefore, this draft is expected to have valuable pieces for struggling teams. Otto Porter makes...
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June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Otto Porter has a top three pick guarantee

Photo Credit: nbccollegeprobasketballtalk.com/AP There has been much talk about the weakness of the 2013 NBA Draft, and with that brings a certain amount of mystery, as a “no-brainer” top pick does not exist in this class. However, it seems that Otto Porter, the talented forward out of Georgetown, may not be stressing too much come draft night, as it is being reported Porter...
Via Pass The Pill
June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Selecting for Cavs in SLAM Mock Draft, picked Otto Porter No. 1

I am selecting for the Cavaliers in the 2013 SLAM Mock Draft. I picked Otto Porter No. 1 overall and that article published on Wednesday.  Below are a few of my reasons why. Otto Porter is a 19-year-old, 6-8 small forward with a wingspan that measured 7-1.5 at the NBA Draft combine. As a sophomore at Georgetown, Porter demonstrated a well-rounded skill set that...
Via Stepien Rules
May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NBA Draft Player Profile: Otto Porter

(Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports)   Otto Porter Georgetown - Sophomore (Born 1993) Small Forward 6'9" 198 lbs
Via Hoops Manifesto
May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobcats draft primer: Why and why not Porter, Bennett?

What will the Bobcats do with the No. 4 overall pick in next month's NBA Draft? This is the second of a five-part series looking at why Charlotte should and why it shouldn't take some of the top prospects available. For a preliminary evaluation of Nerlens Noel and Ben McLemore, click here: OTTO PORTER, SF Georgetown, Soph. 2012-13 stats: 16.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 2...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobcats draft primer: Why and why not Porter, Bennett?

What will the Bobcats do with the No. 4 overall pick in next month's NBA draft? This is the second of a five-part series looking at why Charlotte should and why it shouldn't take some of the top prospects available. For a preliminary evaluation of Nerlens Noel and Ben McLemore, click here: OTTO PORTER, SF Georgetown, Soph. 2012-13 stats: 16.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 2...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Top 5 Prospects to Consider in the First Round

New Orleans Pelicans: Top 5 Prospects to Consider in the First Round By Brandon Hartman: HoopStuff Senior Contributor Picks: 6th Team Needs: SF, C, PG 1. Otto Porter Jr.- SF- Georgetown Porter would have to slide past a couple of teams for him to be available at 6, but the Pelicans would not pass on him if he was available, as he is the best small forward prospect in the draft and...
Via HoopStuff
May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: Top 5 Prospects to Consider in the First Round

Washington Wizards: Top 5 Prospects to Consider in the First Round Pick: 3rd Team Needs: SF, PF, C 1. Otto Porter- SF- Georgetown The fans want Porter, the owner wants Porter and even Porter wants Porter to go to the Wizards. Yet, you get the feeling that GM Ernie Grunfeld will somehow screw this up and go in a different direction. Otto is a stat machine and would give the Wizards...
Via HoopStuff
May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Cavalier NBA Draft Film Room: Otto Porter

In this week’s installment of the film room, we give you the other half of the two most likely candidates for the Cavaliers’ selection at number one in the 2013 draft. Of course, when I gave you the Nerlens Noel film room nearly two weeks ago, I didn’t think it was very likely he’d be a Cavalier. Now, it’s probably the most likely scenario. But, I will say that Otto Porter...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Cavaliers Considering Otto Porter With No.1 Pick

Many experts and draft aficionado’s expect the Cleveland Cavaliers to select Kentucky center Nerlens Noel with the #1 overall pick in next months draft. Noel is considered a project, a player who is a couple of years away from contributing anything but blocks and rebounds, so the rumors have started about the Cavs looking around, and possibly trading that top pick.  The Washington...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Cavaliers Considering Otto Porter With No.1 Pick

Many experts and draft aficionado’s expect the Cleveland Cavaliers to select Kentucky center Nerlens Noel with the #1 overall pick in next months draft. Noel is considered a project, a player who is a couple of years away from contributing anything but blocks and rebounds, so the rumors have started about the Cavs looking around, and possibly trading that top pick.  The Washington...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Otto Porter under consideration for first pick

While we now know the Cavaliers have the top pick in this year’s draft, we still have to wait until June 27 to find out what they do with the pick. While most pundits and analysts have Kentucky big man Nerlens Noel circled in as the pick, we know from experience that Cleveland Cavaliers GM Chris Grant doesn’t make his picks based on what the “consensus” says is the right...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Cavaliers to consider Porter with first pick?

CLEVELAND -- Chris Grant has a tendency to surprise everyone with his early selections in the NBA Draft, and according to a story in the Washington Post, he may be preparing to do it again. Grant is the general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers, who own the No. 1 overall pick after winning Tuesdays lottery. While plenty can happen between now and the June 27 draft, one thing we...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Cavaliers Considering Otto Porter With First Pick

Otto Porter Jr. is under consideration by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the first overall pick, according to a source with knowledge of the team's thinking. Porter is a sophomore forward out of Georgetown. Chris Grant selected Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters higher than most had projected.
Via RealGM
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

The Sports Hound: 2013 NBA Mock Draft 4.0

The order is the official 2013 NBA Draft order following the NBA draft lottery. Also check out many other NBA mock drafts on my list of NBA Mock Draft Databases.   1. Cleveland Cavaliers - Otto Porter SF – Georgetown The Cavs drafted Waiters early last year and in Irving’s absence he proved that he can score in this [...]
Via Ultimate Sports Hound
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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