JULY 6: The Raptors have sent out a press release officially announcing the signing of Porter. As Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca recently reported, the two-year deal will be worth $12.4MM.
JULY 1: On the heels of winning a championship with Golden State, free agent forward Otto Porter has agreed to a two-year deal with the Raptors, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, who reports that the second year of Porter’s new contract will be a player option.
Porter, 29, averaged 8.2 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 1.5 APG, and 1.1 SPG in a part-time role with the Warriors this past season, posting a shooting line of .464/.370/.803 in 63 games (22.2 MPG). He was also a regular part of the rotation during the club’s playoff run, appearing in 19 games and logging 19.5 minutes per contest.
The third overall pick in the 2013 draft, Porter has long been considered a solid three-and-D forward with good size. He signed a maximum-salary offer sheet as a restricted free agent in 2017, but battled injuries over the course of the deal, bouncing around from Washington to Chicago to Orlando, and ultimately had to settle for a minimum-salary contract with the Warriors last summer.
Golden State had another minimum-salary offer on the table to Porter this offseason, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic (Twitter link), but after rebuilding his value on the champion Warriors, the former Georgetown star figures to get a earn more than that on his deal with the Raptors. Terms aren’t yet known, but Toronto has its mid-level exception available.
The Raptors are already loaded at the forward spot, but have committed to playing a relatively positionless style, and Porter – who has a career .398 3PT% – fits the team’s need for outside shooting.
Porter’s wife is from Toronto, which was one factor in his free agency decision, tweets Haynes.
31 thoughts on “Raptors Sign Otto Porter To Two-Year Deal”
Nice depth for the 8th or 9th option.
Solid add. Fills a much needed role. Pretty versatile. Solid 40% 3pt
Coherent AND logical. This comment is a unicorn in a field of deformed cows
His biggest problem will always be staying healthy.
Sadly it’s not surprising at all that your 1st instinct is to point out his biggest problem. Any thoughts on his biggest strength? It’s Friday, don’t be so negative
Ok Otto Porter III, calm down…
This guy been 1 of the most underrated players in the world for at least a decade now. I was most happy about him getting his ring than any of the current Ws, possible exception of Wiggins. I feel like bringing in Otto while also retaining Thad means OG is definitely gonna get shipped out soon
OG is going nowhere soon. Porter and Young are great depth but they don’t push out an elite defending wing.
Underrated? Dude has been an above average player at his best and has career earning over $125 million including a max contract. If anything, Porter was vastly overrated when Washington gave him that max deal.
You’re absolutely right. Maybe we’re talking to Porter Jr’s burner account rn.
Two days ago
Lakers were targeting Kyrie Irving, Gary Harris and Otto Porter
Otto is the son of Wilt.
Crazy that he’s earned more than 100 mil in his career
Crazier how underrated & underappreciated he’s been by most ppl that would call themselves basketball fans during that same time frame.
He’s not underappreciated at all. Compared to the contracts he’s gotten, he has underperformed overall. I’m glad he’s finally found his role on team but he’s not the star many thought he would be.
He legit is an incredible player. IQ off the charts. Injuries his only foe. Truly the closest we will get to seeing Wilt’s son in this league.
You show how little you know about the game if you are comparing stats of a broken player playing through it to when he is 100% healthy.
I assume this means you think Brandon Roy was going to be the next Michael Jordan too right? Injuries are part of the game. If you can’t be on the court then you’re practically worthless to a team.
He is in the NBA, he is obviously one of the top basketball players in the world. No one is saying he doesn’t belong in the league. How dare us use a players on court performance to determine their status. Potential gets you nothing in this world, actions matter. Well, not nothing, Porter got a $106 million contract from Washington for his potential…
I sense a big trade is imminent. Toronto getting Rudy. Siakam and precious might be gone. They got too many 4s. They waiting till the kd trade happens I guess. They can’t be content with that squad.
Toronto isn’t trading Siakam for Rudy. I mean cmon yall. How would that make sense?
Raps 4s play at the 3, at the 2, and even at the 1 if your Siakiam or Barnes. Porter and Young and Boucher are great depth that allow the 3,4 spot to be filled while putting Pascal or Scottie at the 1. It’s all about maintaining the switch-ability on defence and positionless basketball.
Nope Rudy going to Minny lol
(Yeah you’ve heard it right)
Patrick Baldwin’s playing time just went up. Warriors will see if the just-drafted Rookie is ready. He’s kind of a Stretch-4 player.
Thanks for the contributions Otto.
Can’t pay everybody. This ain’t Baseball, with no Salary Cap, thank god.
Baldwin needs to go to the G_League. Kinda what they did with Poole.
Baseball needs a salary floor 1000x more than a ceiling, signed, all A’s fans.
Stop trying to make billionaires more money at the expense of players, its dishonest.
No one cares about the owners, they care about every team having a legit shot to win a title
@A’sfan This comment is the most sense you’ve ever made in a post.
More likely Jonathan Kuminga gets a bigger role next season at the 3-4. His game developed much faster than I expected last season.
Very interesting. I really like this. Gives them the shooting they need, and man they’re going to be extremely versatile. Hope to see more lineups with Scottie Barnes or Banton at PG
I’m surprised he didnt get more though, and a lot of teams are probably wishing they grabbed him. Assuming he has another strong season, he should be able to get a very good deal next year
Glad to see Warrior players getting paid. They need to know though not to underestimate Warrior culture and system. As for Warriors, it will be exciting to see youngsters step up and to see next min vet signings.
Another smart player who would never be around Kerr unless it meant a ring. Otto + GP2 we love you, please dont hurt us please.
Watched him with the bulls few times he was healthy great player, but needs the kawhi load management treatment and even then there is injury risk.