Otto Porter is getting paid what now?


Otto Porter is getting paid. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

You could probably make an argument that Daniel Murphy has been the Nationals’ best player over the past two seasons. You could probably make an argument that Trent Williams has been the Redskins’ best player in the same span. You could not really make the argument that Otto Porter is the Wizards’ best player.

Well, you could, in the same way you could argue that Lender’s frozen bagels are as good as whatever you’d get at Russ Daughters. Have fun.

And yet here comes Porter, with a four-year, $106 million contract offer from the Brooklyn Nets that the Wizards are expected to match. That will, by average annual value, make Porter the second-highest paid athlete in Washington, behind only Max Scherzer. It will make his average annual compensation higher than those of Murphy and Williams, combined. And that’s a little bit insane!

“No no no,” the cool, reserved, unperturbed NBA analysts will counter. “Porter was one of the half-dozen or so best free agents on the market this offseason. We all knew he would get a max deal. His contributions go far beyond his relatively modest traditional stat lines. This contract might actually turn out to be great value for the Wizards. Only

Article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2017/07/05/otto-porter-is-getting-paid-what-now/

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