Raptors, Otto Porter Jr. agree to two-year deal with player option

Golden State Warriors forward Otto Porter Jr. (32) puts up a shot against the Boston Celtics during the second quarter of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals, Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The Toronto Raptors and forward Otto Porter Jr. have agreed to a two-year contract, with the second year being a player option, Sportsnet’s Michael Grange confirmed. How much Porter will earn is not yet clear.

Porter, 29, won an NBA championship as a significant role player on the Golden State Warriors this past season. He averaged 8.2 points per game during the season while providing solid defence at the wing position and is also a knock-down shooter with a 39.8 career percentage from three-point range, giving the Raptors a solid 3-and-D option off the bench who can occasionally start.

The Warriors had a veteran minimum offer on the table for Porter, The Athletic‘s Anthony Slater reported, but he ultimately chose the Raptors — part of the reason being his wife is from Toronto, according to Haynes.

Porter was a third-overall pick by the Washington Wizards in 2013 and played the first six seasons of his career in D.C., where he signed a lucrative four-year, $106.7 million contract in 2017, before being traded to the Chicago Bulls in 2019.

Porter was then traded from Chicago to the Orlando Magic at the 2021 NBA trade deadline and signed with the Warriors on a veteran minimum deal in the off-season.

The Raptors will be Porter’s fifth team in the last six NBA seasons.

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