UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
SI Wire

Wizards leaning toward Otto Porter Jr. with No. 3 pick in NBA Draft

Otto Porter Jr. will reportedly be picked No. 3 by the Wizards. (The Washington Post/Getty Images) Otto Porter Jr. will reportedly be picked No. 3 by the Wizards. (The Washington Post/Getty Images)

The NBA Draft is Thursday night and a lot of speculation remains as to which players will be selected in the top five, including the uncertainty of who the Cleveland Cavaliers will choose with the No. 1 pick.

But as Chad Ford of ESPN.com reports, the Washington Wizards are leaning toward selecting 20-year Georgetown forward Otto Porter.

The Wizards have Trevor Ariza and Martell Webster at the forward spot, but both were inconsistent last season in their production and playing time due to various injuries. Porter is a 6-foot-8 forward who averaged 16.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists in his sophomore season at Georgetown and, as Ford writes, he fits a need for the Wizards:

With so much up in the air in this draft, Porter to the Wizards at No. 3 remains a constant. He's appeared here in every mock and I think it's unlikely we move him. While the Wizards have a lot of interest in Anthony Bennett, sources say they are now leaning toward taking Porter at No. 3. He fits a need, fits their culture and, like Oladipo, is viewed as a sure thing by many NBA GMs and scouts.

It had been reported in May that the Cavs would select Porter with the No. 1 pick in the draft, but most recent rumors have Kentucky's Nerlens Noel will be the top pick and all signs now point to Washington taking Porter.

MANNIX: NBA Mock Draft 5.0

GOLLIVER: Draft needs for every team

MAHONEY: NBA draft 2013 trade rumors

More SI Wire

Close

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Bookmarks.
  3. Select Bookmark manager.
  4. Locate your current Sports Illustrated bookmark, click the Organize menu, then select Edit. You can now easily update the web address of your Sports Illustrated bookmark.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. Click the Safari bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. This will open the Bookmarks Bar. In the Bookmarks Bar, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Address field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the Firefox bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Show All Bookmarks.
  3. This will open the library window. In the Library window, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Location field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.
Don't Show This Again