Otto Porter Jr. Retires from NBA After 11 Seasons

Otto Porter Jr. retirement

Otto Porter Jr., the third overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft and a key member of the Golden State Warriors’ 2021-2022 championship squad, has decided to retire from professional basketball after an illustrious 11-season career.

Throughout his time in the league, Porter showcased his talent and versatility, averaging 10.3 points and 4.9 rebounds per game across 527 appearances for several teams, including the Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls, Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors, and Toronto Raptors. He leaves behind a legacy as a reliable shooter, boasting a career 39.7% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, placing him 61st in NBA history.

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Porter’s journey to NBA stardom began when he was drafted out of Georgetown University. Despite a modest start, where he averaged just 2.1 points per game as a rookie, Porter’s dedication and hard work propelled him to become a consistent scorer, averaging 14.7 points per game by his fifth season.

Unfortunately, injuries plagued Porter throughout his career, particularly during his tenures with the Bulls and the Magic. Despite these setbacks, he remained resilient and contributed significantly to the success of the Warriors during their championship-winning campaign.

Porter’s time with the Raptors over the past two seasons was marked by sporadic playing opportunities, leading to his trade to the Utah Jazz on Feb. 8. However, he was waived by the Jazz on Monday without making an appearance for the team, signaling the end of his NBA journey.

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