As Expected, Otto Porter Picks Up His 2020-21 Player Option

It was only a matter of time before Otto Porter selected his player option for the 2020-21 season, and that time has finally come.

According to Yahoo Sports Chris Haynes, Porter has decided to snag the $28.4 million available to him next season. Once again, he will be the highest-paid player on the Bulls roster.

*pretends to be shocked*

Thanks to a slew of unfortunate injuries, Porter has only been able to play 29 of the possible 93 games since joining the Bulls in the 2018-19 season. The 27-year-old was not going to be able to grab a more attractive deal in free agency this offseason with that being the case (not to mention the broader financial market), so the goal now is to put together a bounceback 2020-21 campaign.

The expectation is that Porter can still be a valuable starter if fully healthy. He has been considered one of the better 3-and-D wings in the league over the past couple of seasons, and the Bulls are bound to benefit in a number of ways with a healthy Porter on the court.

Anyway, the Bulls will now officially operate with limited cap space this offseason. The team will have the mid-level exception (roughly $9.2 million) and biannual exception ($3.6 million) at this disposal.

For more on Porter, check out some of our posts from earlier this offseason:

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Elias Schuster is the Lead Chicago Bulls writer at Bleacher Nation. He started with BN full-time in 2019 immediately after graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign with a degree in Journalism (yes, he started with the Jim Boylen Era). Since joining, Elias has been the driving force behind Bulls and NBA content for both the site and social accounts. You can follow him on Twitter/X @Schuster_Elias.

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