What Otto Porter can learn from Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis

Wizards coach Randy Wittman marveled at how the Knicks' rookie isn't passive and would rather go down shooting, a quality Otto Porter has lacked.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Inability to close out games almost bites Wizards again

Otto Porter, John Wall and Bradley Beal had their share of gaffes in a game they led by 10 with 1:51 left but eventually only won by three.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why is defense Washington's biggest problem?

The Washington Wizards have the fifth worst defense in the NBA right now. It's a startling collapse from where they were last year: a top-10 outfit for much of the season. So, what's going on? Injuries are a huge issue, as is Washington's roster construction and dramatic shift to play with more pace. Here's more, per The Washington Post:Change has been hard, and there's no telling...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Otto Porter replace Bradley Beal's numbers?

Otto Porter has enough talent to be Washington's third offensive option, but is he good enough to be number two? With Bradley Beal out the next couple weeks with a leg injury, the Wizards will rely on Porter to step up and fill in.Here's The Washington Post with more on how Porter is doing, and what the team expects from him going forward:Porter's shooting a solid 45.5 percent from...
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

How Worried Should Washington Wizards Fans Be?

The Washington Wizards have a big season ahead of them. Former No. 1 overall pick John Wall continues to blossom into one of the very best players in the league at the most important position. Former third overall picks Bradley Beal and Otto Porter continue their development as well. Randy Wittman has gotten quite a bit of heat from the media for questionable coaching decisions over...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Otto Porter Jr. breaks his own ankles (Video)

Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. had some trouble with his dribble as he lost his footing, fell down and lost the ball out of bounds during the third quarter of Friday night's game in Phoenix. Otto Porter breaks his own ankles, falls down & loses ball out of bounds (h/t @paulcoro)— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) December 5, 2015We're used to...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards' forward calls Otto Porter 'probably our best defensive player'

Otto Porter's breakout performance in last year's playoffs has yet to carry over into this season. But despite a lacking three-point shot, Porter is finding ways to impact the Washington Wizards in a positive way. Here's what new teammate Jared Dudley had to say about Porter, per The Washington Post:Even though he isn't making his outside looks, Porter's still averaging 13.6 points...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucks suffer 29-point loss to Wizards

WASHINGTON -- John Wall had 19 points, nine assists and six rebounds as the Washington Wizards beat the Milwaukee Bucks 115-86 on Tuesday night. Otto Porter also scored 19 to help the Wizards (5-4) win by double digits for the first time this season. Washington had six players in double figures. Milwaukee (5-6) was led by Khris Middleton, who scored 14 points in the team's worst...
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November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

John Wall makes amazing bounce pass assist to Otto Porter against Spurs

While most know Washington Wizards star John Wall for his amazing speed, let us not forget that Wall is one of the best passers in the association. During the first quarter of tonight’s Spurs-Wizards game, Wall was able to find teammate Otto Porter with an amazing bounce pass: John Wall, everybody! *** Wall Amazing Assist [RTNBA] Wall image courtesy of Getty Images
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November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic bested by Wizards' late rally, drop season opener at home

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- John Wall hit a floater with 12.7 seconds to play and the Washington Wizards rallied to defeat the Orlando Magic 88-87 Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 24 points, followed by Wall with 22.The Magic had a chance to win in the closing seconds, but Nik Vucevic's jumper bounced off the rim as time expired.Orlando...
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October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Beast of the East: Who can conquer the Cavs?

It could be a year for Cavs in American basketball — Virginia in college, and Cleveland in the pros. The city of Cleveland is America’s most gut-punched sports city. There is no debate. The Chicago Cubs are the most gut-punched team, but the Windy City has the Blackhawks. Chicago had the Bulls in the 1990s. It had the Bears in the 1980s. Buffalo comes in second place, but that...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards Expecting Breakout Season for Otto Porter Jr.

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 12: Otto Porter Jr. #22 of the Washington Wizards goes up for a shot against the Memphis Grizzlies on March 12, 2015 at Verizon Center (Getty Images). Since being drafted 3rd overall in 2013, Washington Wizard’s Otto Porter Jr. has continued to show steady improvement. Entering his third season, the Wizards expect Porter to enter a newer, bigger role on...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Otto Porter Make an Opponent Look Silly with a Nutmeg Dribble

The start of the 2015-2016 NBA season is still a few weeks away, but the Washington Wizards' third-year forward Otto Porter is treating the preseason like it's his personal playground. Taking
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Otto Porter fools Paschoalotto Bauru defender with between-the-legs dribble

As the Washington Wizards look to take the next step in the Eastern Conference, they hosted a preseason game against Brazil’s Paschoalotto Bauru earlier tonight. One of the more amazing plays from the match-up was on a fastbreak move from Otto Porter as he dribbled between-the-legs of a Paschoalotto Bauru player: Otto Porter, everyone! *** Porter between-the-legs dribble [NBA...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Dunc'd On Pod: Washington Wizards Preview With Mike Prada

SB Nation Senior Writer and Editor and DC native Mike Prada (@MikePradaSBN) joins Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) to preview the Washington Wizards. Topics include: Whether Otto Porter can be counted on as a starter; how well the Playoff Randy Wittman style will translate to the regular season; whether John Wall and Bradley Beal can take the next step; and how good this team needs...
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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Bombs away! Wizards crush 76ers in preseason opener

THE HIGHLIGHTS THE CLIFF NOTES VERSION For one night, at least, the Washington Wizards were the team their fans have dreamed of all offseason — running and gunning and throwing down three pointers in a 129-95 demolition of the visiting Philadelphia 76ers in the preseason opener for both teams. Washington’s 129 points are particularly impressive when you recall that these...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 3 pick Okafor impressive in NBA debut as 76ers fall to Wizards

WASHINGTON -- 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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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Otto Porter Prepared To Play Stretch-4 For Wizards

The Washington Wizards played their best basketball when they went small in the playoffs with Paul Pierce at power forward. Otto Porter emerged in the playoffs and would like to play some stretch four this season. “Definitely, because that’s who the NBA is transitioning, you know, to smaller lineups," said Porter when asked about playing the 4. "So being able to stretch out as...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Otto Porter is 'definitely' ready to play power forward

The Washington Wizards invested in a more modern roster this summer, adding outside shooters and versatile wing defenders who thrive in smaller units. But they lost Paul Pierce, who came on as a lethal stretch four in the playoffs. Who will replace him? Otto Porter recently told Sirius XM Radio that he's perfectly capable:“Definitely, because that’s who the NBA is transitioning...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: It’s Porter Time

Free agency is underway and one thing is certain: the Washington Wizards will be without the Truth. Paul Pierce chose to sign a three year deal worth $10.6 million with the Los Angeles Clippers to reunite with coach Doc Rivers. The departure of Pierce leaves the team without the veteran leader who brought an old school toughness to the organization. Yet there doesn’t seem to be...
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards draft: Analyzing the Kelly Oubre pick

Last Thursday night, the Wizards traded up to select Kelly Oubre Jr., the athletic wingman out of Kansas. At first glance, the Oubre pick appeared to signify the front office’s lack of faith in Wizards forward Otto Porter. Both Porter and Oubre play on the wing, and have similar playing styles. However upon closer examination, the Oubre pick looks to signify a change in identity...
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Otto Porter Jr. is the 2015 'Shaqtin' a Fool' MVP

There are plenty of awards handed out at the end of the regular season, but this isn't one you really want to win.The end of the year "Shaqtin' A Fool" award is handed out to the player who committed the biggest blooper during the year. Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. won it going away this season.  Here's more from Des Bieler at the Washington Post: "When Otto Porter...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5 "Shaqtin' a Fool" moments of the 2014-15 NBA season (Video)

"Shaqtin' a Fool" has been a popular weekly segment on TNT as they focus on NBA bloopers throughout the season. This week, TNT compiled a Top 5 list of this season's bloopers to determine this season's "Shaqtin' MVP". WATCH: The Top 5 #Shaqtin moments of this season — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 11, 2015You knew that Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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