HoopsHype Otto Porter rumors

June 27, 2013 Updates

The Wizards, according to a source, have placed Anthony Bennett at the top of their board. Bennett combined with John Wall and Bradley Beal would give the Wizards a dynamic threesome with plenty of offensive versatility. While some in the organization still like Otto Porter and think he is a safe choice, Bennett is the guy they are leaning toward. SheridanHoops

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An NBA source with knowledge of the situation adamantly denied Tuesday that the Charlotte Bobcats are shopping small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist as a trade commodity. Rumors spread quickly Tuesday afternoon, after the website sheridanhoops.com posted a story saying the Bobcats were looking to move Kidd-Gilchrist, on the assumption Georgetown small forward Otto Porter Jr. might be available when they pick fourth Thursday. Charlotte Observer

The league source said not only that Kidd-Gilchrist isn’t on the trading block, but that the chances of Porter making it past the top three picks are slim. Another league source strongly doubted any chance of Porter getting past the Wizards at No. 3. Porter’s agent, David Falk – who represented Bobcats owner Michael Jordan as a player – chose not to send Porter to a workout in Charlotte, apparently out of confidence he wouldn’t get to No. 4. Charlotte Observer

The Charlotte Bobcats are shopping Michael Kidd-Gilchrist around the league, confident they will be able to replace him with Otto Porter of Georgetown with the No. 4 pick in Thursday’s draft. The reason the Bobcats braintrust of Rich Cho and owner Michael Jordan believe Porter will be available is because, SheridanHoops has learned from league sources, the Washington Wizards are determined to draft Andrew Bennett of UNLV with the No. 3 pick. SheridanHoops

June 24, 2013 Updates

But no more certain is the second choice, who was thought to be Kansas’ shooting guard Ben McLemore, but now may be Indiana’s Victor Oladipo or Georgetown’s Otto Porter. Or it could be Maryland’s 7-foot-1 center Alex Len — except that Len could be the No. 1 choice. “I haven’t seen that in a long, long time,” Blake said of the uncertainty surrounding not only the top pick, but the unknowns that will pepper the entire first round. “I need to go back, but it’s very rare that the top draft pick has been traded. That could happen this year.” Bergen Record

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While everyone expects the Washington Wizards to draft D.C. product and Georgetown small forward Otto Porter if he’s available, he’s no shoe-in. The Wizards are actually debating between Porter and UNLV forward Anthony Bennett, according to one source. FOXSports Ohio

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“I feel like my versatility will translate very well in the NBA, being the person that rebounds, gets up the floor and looks to make plays,” Porter said following his workout. “I feel like [the Wizards] would be getting a decent guy that’s coming in, just being down to the earth and ready to work hard and do anything for the team.” Washington Post

June 13, 2013 Updates

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