Otto Porter looks to lock down the starting job with Beal sidelined to open the season.
o Otto Porter looks to lock down the starting job with Beal sidelined to open the season.

With Bradley Beal breaking the hearts of Wizards fans and fantasy owners everywhere when he fractured his left wrist (out 6-10 weeks)–the question is, who will step in for him as the starting two guard? Rumors out of Wizards camp say third overall pick in 2013 Otto Porter will get the first shot to be the starter once the regular season begins. 

Porter came into the NBA with a lot of hype, but only managed to play in 37 games last year, averaging less than nine minutes per contest.  Porter was a stat sheet stuffer at Georgetown, averaging 16.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals in his final college season. 

It is obvious he has the skills to hang in the NBA, all he needs is an opportunity–and he will get that to open the 2014-15 season.  While Porter won’t be putting up his college numbers right away, he can definitely be worth a roster spot on your fantasy team–if he secures the starting job. 

I see Porter’s game translating well to the NBA, he reminds me a lot of a timid Lance Stephenson.  While Porter doesn’t have the best jump shot in the league he can rebound, pass, and play solid defense.  He’s the type of fantasy player that will help you in every fantasy category, but won’t light it up game in and game out.  Snag Otto late in deeper league fantasy drafts, and keep an eye out for him on the waiver wire in standard leagues.

Dan SchalkBasketballNews and UpdatesWashington WizardsWith Bradley Beal breaking the hearts of Wizards fans and fantasy owners everywhere when he fractured his left wrist (out 6-10 weeks)--the question is, who will step in for him as the starting two guard? Rumors out of Wizards camp say third overall pick in 2013 Otto Porter will get...Why go anywhere else for sports and entertainment?