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Otto Porter Jr. Considering Contract Buyout with Utah Jazz: NBA Insider Report

NBA insider Tony Jones, reporting for The Athletic, indicates that Otto Porter Jr. is currently not with the Utah Jazz and could potentially negotiate a buyout of his contract.

The Jazz acquired Porter Jr. as part of a trade with the Toronto Raptors involving Kelly Olynyk.

According to Jones, Porter Jr., who is 30 years old, has returned home to consider his options for the remainder of the season. He will be absent from the Jazz’s game against the Charlotte Hornets. Despite being fully healthy and prepared to play, Porter Jr. is exploring the possibility of a contract buyout with the Jazz, which would permit him to join another team. To be eligible for postseason play, he would need to sign with a new team by March 1.

Porter Jr. has made 15 appearances this season, averaging 2.6 points with shooting percentages of 42.4% from the field and 34.8% from three-point range.

A product of Georgetown University, Porter Jr. has had stints with the Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls, Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors, and Raptors throughout his career. He holds career averages of 10.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.5 assists. Notably, Porter Jr. contributed to the Warriors’ 2022 championship victory over the Boston Celtics.

Originally drafted as the third overall pick by the Wizards in the 2013 NBA Draft, Porter Jr. has had a journeyman career in the league.

Currently, the Jazz possess a 26-30 record, placing them in 11th position in the Western Conference standings. If the season concluded now, they would not participate in the play-in tournament.

Yachiga Tavershima
Yachiga Tavershima
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