Entering trade deadline day the Chicago Bulls have already made a big move which may make them less active today.
Every trade needs to be graded and judged, and that's exactly what we're going to do here.
It looks like the Gar Forman/John Paxson brain trust in the Chicago front office is pretty comfortable with locking up a lot of money.
In Parker, the Wizards are taking a flyer on the second-overall pick from the 2014 NBA Draft who has seen his career tail off significantly as a result of two knee injuries that caused him to miss nearly 150 games over his first three seasons.
In addition to Parker and Portis, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com is reporting that the Bulls will also send the Wizards a 2023 second-round draft pick. Whereas, Bobby & Jabari will be restricted free agents this Summer.
In return, the Wizards are getting Portis, who is a change-of-scenery candidate, and Parker, who is seeking to prove himself after receiving limited playing time this season. He is making $26 million this season, $27.2 million next season, and has a player option for $28.4 million the season after that, which he would likely pick up. He is averaging career-highs in points (14.1) and rebounds (7.3) this season, along with 1.3 assists in 24.1 minutes in 22 games (6 starts), shooting 45.0 percent from the field, 37.5 percent from long distance and 78.0 percent from the charity stripe.