It won’t be a stretch to see Porter receive a payout of about four years and more than $100 million this summer. There will be another spike in the salary cap, and there will be teams eager to fill their salary space with a versatile 24-year-old who has improved in each of his four NBA seasons — Porter averaged 13.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, shooting career-highs from the field (51.6 percent), the 3-point line (43.4 percent) and the foul line (83.2 percent).
Because Porter is a restricted free agent this summer, other teams can make offers for him, but the Wizards have the right to match any deal. Ideally, the Wizards and Porter will work something out quickly, something that keeps his annual salary more in line with that of his teammates (Beal is set to earn $23.7 million next year, and Wall will make $18 million).
But, though Porter went to college at Georgetown and is comfortable in Washington, he has no incentive to give the Wizards a hometown discount.
“If his situation goes past the first couple of days of free agency,” one general manager told Sporting News, “it will cost them because some of these teams that have space and miss out on the players they have in mind to start with are going to move quickly to the restricted (free agents). And Otto Porter is going to be at the top of that list, even at $100 million.”
The Sun-Times also reported Irving would be willing to Cheap Jerseys Ireland leave the only team he’s ever played for next summer if James doesn’t re-sign, adding he’s already been communicating with Cheap Jerseys In UK other players about a potential landing spot. Chicago, given Butler remains with the team, is on his short list of possible destinations. Irving signed a five-year, 90-million extension in 2014, but could opt out of that deal at the end of next season.