Last season was a contributor to Golden State’s victory, but this season ended early. It’s the story of veteran forward Otto Porter Jr.
The Toronto Raptors officially announced on the 11th (Korean time) that veteran forward Otto Porter Jr. is out for the season due to surgery on his left foot.
Porter Jr. was a player who played a significant role in Golden State’s recapture of the trophy last season. Ahead of the 2021-2022 season, he signed a veteran minimum contract with Golden State, and played for an average of 22.2 minutes in 63 games, recording 8.2 points and 5.7 rebounds. He played mostly off the bench and was a key resource leading Golden State’s forward line along with Andrew Wiggins and others. 토토
Porter Jr., who qualified as a free agent after last season, signed a two-year, $12.3 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. However, it was difficult to see a healthy appearance this season, as he missed the season opener due to an injury.
After playing in eight games in November, Porter Jr. was sidelined by another injury, and after recovering and rehabilitating, he decided to undergo surgery.
Toronto is a team that plays a swarm of basketball with tall forwards on the court. If Porter Jr. was healthy, he would have shown even more fear in the stock offensive. It is inevitable that Toronto will remain regretful as the slump that started in mid-December is prolonged, with a record of 2 wins and 5 losses in the last 7 games.
Porter Jr. is expected to prepare for a return in time for the start of next season after surgery. However, the variable is that he is a contract holder when his contract expires at the end of the 2023-2024 season. There is also a possibility that Toronto will use Porter Jr. as a trade card, or the two sides will agree to a buyout. Porter Jr.’s contract for the 2023-2024 season, which receives $6.3 million, is a fully guaranteed contract.