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

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

Chicago Bulls

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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Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.