Former Warriors World Champion To Enter The Buyout Market

Following a slew of trade deadline moves by the Toronto Raptors, former 2022 Golden State Warriors champion Otto Porter Jr. found himself a member of the Utah Jazz. But to be clear, he is certainly not an active member, and has headed home and will not be with the team as they resume play after the All-Star Break tonight. It appears that the sharpshooter will soon be joining the buyout market. 

According to Jazz insider Tony Jones, “The 30-year-old Porter…is fully healthy and ready to play, according to league sources. His options include accepting a contract buyout from the Jazz, which would allow him to sign with another team."

In order to be eligible for the playoffs, Porter would have to sign with a team, if he is indeed bought out, by March 1st.

Porter was a DNP-CD for his first two games with Utah, remaining nailed to the bench.

The 6'8' forward signed a two-year, $12.3 million contract with the Raptors as a free agent in the summer of 2022, but has only played a grand total of 23 games over the last two years with Toronto due to an assortment of injuries, something which has plagued him his entire career.

Now in his 11th NBA season, Porter has averaged 10.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals across his 527 career games, while shooting 39.7% from beyond the arc.

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