Chicago Bulls: 3 players least deserving of their current contract

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Otto Porter Jr., Chicago Bulls
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2. Otto Porter Jr., Small Forward

Speaking of staying healthy and consistent, the Bulls weren’t able to get anything of the sort out of their most expensive player in what was supposed to be his first full season in the Windy City. During the 2019 trade deadline, the Bulls pulled off a deal to land veteran small forward Otto Porter Jr. from the Wizards in exchange for power forwards Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker.

That looked to be a solid trade deal at first, but OPJ hasn’t delivered much consistent production in the last 90 games or so. He has played in just 29 games total with the Bulls, with a measly 14 of those coming during the 2019-20 campaign. He averaged 11.9 points per game, 3.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.4 blocks.

OPJ shot 44.3 percent from the field, 38.7 percent from beyond the arc, and 70.4 percent from the free-throw line. That amounted to a 52.9 effective field goal percentage and 55.0 true shooting percentage. Those shooting numbers are some of the lowest of OPJ’s career in the NBA. He also registered a 1.0 box plus/minus rating, .112 win shares per 48 minutes, 0.3 value over replacement player rating, and a 114 offensive rating/112 defensive rating.

Given that OPJ is paid roughly $28.5 million next year if he picks up his player option (which he is very likely to do), the production he’s shown for the Bulls thus far definitely isn’t worth the large price tag. While the Bulls do need help on the wing, to-be third-year small forward Chandler Hutchison and OPJ aren’t delivering what they were brought in for consistently as of yet.