AUGUST 6: The Warriors have officially signed Porter, according to a press release from the team.
AUGUST 2: The Warriors have reached a deal with free agent forward Otto Porter, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). Porter turned down the mid-level exception elsewhere in order to join Golden State on a minimum-salary deal, sources tell Haynes (Twitter link).
Porter, 28, was a reliable three-and-D wing earlier in his career, earning a maximum-salary investment during the 2017 free agent period when the Wizards matched his four-year, $106MM+ offer sheet from Brooklyn.
However, injury issues derailed Porter’s career in recent years. He has played just 42 games since the start of the 2019/20 season and has spent time with the Bulls and Magic since being traded out of Washington in 2019.
If Porter stays healthy, he’d be a terrific fit on the wing in Golden State, helping the team space the floor on offense and handle opposing forwards on defense. Porter is a career 40.2% three-point shooter and has averaged 10.9 PPG and 5.0 RPG in 441 regular season contests since entering the league in 2013.
52 thoughts on “Warriors Sign Otto Porter”
Manz is ring chasing hardcore
Ring chase? This guy’s trying to resurrect his career. He knows the Warriors will do him right and he’ll get paid if he has a nice season. Ring Chase LOL.
You don’t know nothing about ball
He’s doing a better job than Bazemore, who turned down more years/money with GSW because he’s the dumbest man in the NBA for thinking the Lakers are going to go all the way with Bron and Russ fistfighting each other for the ball all season lololol
Bazemore wanted more playing time is why he signed with lakers. He knows with poole as the 6th man and Moody coming in his time on the bench greatly expanded. With lakers he knows he is their back up PG.
I (and I assume you too) watched almost every minute of GSW’s season last year – why are people acting like losing Bazemore is an L? Otto has a career 44% on catch and shoot 3’s – he’s going to feast playing with Dray, Steph and Klay – all Bazemore ever did was miss layups and foul guys with 1 second on the clock on shots they were going to miss. Lebron is making his all-idiocracy team with Baze, Russ, Dwight and Ariza lmaooo
I never wanted players off my team more than I wanted Wanamaker, Oubre, Smiley and Bazemore gone. We’re almost there :)
I mean, sure, but you do need players who can create their own shot. The Warriors currently have Steph and Poole (and Draymond can create shots for others). That’s a desperate situation. At least Bazemore helped in that regard.
Nice! Solid get on a vet min. Hopefully he can stay healthy
Nice signing by the Dubs
28 years old
3rd pick, 2013
Otto Porter 3 pointer
Career average 40.2%
Can play both PF and SF
Silyman : but cant stay healthy
Does this mean Kuminga is gonna start off in the GLeague?
Thought we were gonna focus on a backup Point Guard and Center? We need a healthy and reliable Center.
Where’s Marty’s take?
Who really cares about Marty’s take? 6 hours into Free Agency and you are already throwing a hissy fit. Calm down.
What happened to Nico Mannion and Ky Bowman.
There’s plenty of backup centers out there too
Bowman has been gone for a season. Mannion is having a nice Olympics.
lol why do you care so much about my takes to call me out like this?
Kuminga will probably do some G league time. He was picked for the future not as a player to come off the bench now.
TBH Wiseman, Mannion and Kuminga should all start in the G-league for the first 30 games.
Hopefully Kuminga will spend essentially the whole season in the G-league. Otherwise, that means this probably was a very bad season.
Nets miss out on yet another free agent. Annoying.
Porter is a great signing for the minimum.
Great signing for the warriors.
Porter a sniper from deep and decent defender. That’ll also take pressure off Kuminga to preform straight away, instead he can come off the bench and be a force
He’s not a sniper at all
Career 40% from 3 says otherwise.
14th highest career 3 point percentage currently in the league
Career 44% on catch and shoot 3’s – ZacharyH doesn’t know what a sniper is.
I’m calling it. Porter will play a game or two, get around 14pts, 5 rebs ……… then he’ll come down with an injury and will be out for the rest of the season.
Injuries could be a huge problem for Golden State. They can’t count on Steph, Dray, or Klay to stay healthy for the entire season at their age.
Smoking weed is bad for your health.
No it isn’t, your bad for your health so there take that
Injuries are a problem for every team, not just the Warriors. Young players also get injured.
That’s not a hard call to make, a harder/better/more brave one would be to say Porter plays 70+ games and puts up the best numbers of his career playing with Steph, Dray and Klay.
On a minimum contract…Nice. Looks like Paschal is a goner. It raises the possibility of them signing Patty Mills. Now, they they need to find a sign and trade for Oubre. They need that veteran depth.
Lakers offer Otto Porter MLE, but he is just 28 years old, too young to become a Laker
“Turned down an MLE to sign minimum”
That would be about a $2m to $10m difference. Really?
I’m skeptical about that too. Worth noting that Haynes’ report doesn’t clarify:
1. Whether it was the non-taxpayer or taxpayer MLE
2. Whether it was a full MLE offer or just part of it.
I believe Porter took a discount, but I’d be surprised if any team offered him $9.5MM for 2021/22.
WCS turned down $9 million offer from Hornets
two years ago, signed $2 million
Tax payer MLE probably at 5.9M
he really had an MLE offer, he probably gave up about $3.6MM. The taxpayer MLE this year is $6MM. The vet minimum at his level of experience is going to be $2.4MM this year.
Good signing for warriors
Could rebound into form playing defense and shooting and parlay this into another big payday for him next year
Great get if he’s still alive. Hopefully, GSW didn’t take this for granted. Guys with his combo F skill set could probably get offered minimum contracts for 10 years after their death, no questions asked.
Bad 1st day for W’s as they failed to sign Batum and then Bazemore.
No. Batum you have a point, but on Baze you could not be more wrong. Losing Bazemore all but seals the WCF for GSW. He is the lowest IQ player in the game. He was infuriating to watch and was a big reason why GSW ended their year as they did. He is an awful, awful, player at this stage of his career. No one who gets as many minutes as he does with a lower IQ than Kent Bazemore. Have fun watching him play good D for 20 seconds only to foul the shooter taking a low percentage 3.
These 6 players are the reason why GSW finished 8th and not top 4 last year:
Smiley – gone
Wanamaker – gone
Bazemore – gone
Oubre – gone soon
Mulder – gone soon
Mannion – maybe not gone, but should be gone
So far they have replaced Smiley, Wanamaker and Bazemore with Kuminga, Moody and Porter. This is good, but Patty Mills makes them by far the scariest team in the West.
Why do people think it’s not important to have players who can create shots? The only Warrior who reliably creates shots for himself is Steph. Steph and Dray both create shots for others somewhat reliably. Poole inconsistently creates his own shot. Literally no other player on the roster is even average at creating shots for themselves or others. This is a huge problem.
Batum signed for more money and Bazemeore for more playing time. they just replaced Oubre. Patty Mills in a S/T with Oubre is going to look great for GSW.
Mills is a free agent though? Oubre could bring in another player AND we get Patty separately – glad you see it too. Patty is exactly the player Bazemore isnt.
Replacing our all-moron lineup with all-high IQ guys is literally Lacobs only job now and I like the first move, but Patty gotta be the next one.
They replaced Oubre, who mostly played SG for them and could kind of create his own shot, with a guy who has mostly played PF for the past three years and is just a spot up shooter? Yeah, okay.
Starting to fear Oubre will be gone
I’m praying for it! Fear??? Did you not watch him miss 8000 3’s to start the year, only to have the pathetic media acting like he did his part by playing mids defense?? Not to mention he’s an injury risk now. If Oubre is off GSW then GSW has a real chance next season – especially if they get Patty Mills in there too.
Oubre was just replaced so no fear. Mills is the next player they sign.
I’m starting to fear Oubre will not get an offer from anyone and will be back.
@whipmaster – what im sayin!!!! I want NO PART of Kelly “posing is more important than winning” Oubre.