Otto Porter Picked by Washington Wizards: Scouting Report and Analysis

Daniel O'BrienFeatured ColumnistJune 27, 2013

Feb 23, 2013; Syracuse, NY, USA; Georgetown Hoyas forward Otto Porter Jr. (22) takes a free throw during the second half against the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome.  Georgetown defeated Syracuse 57-46.  Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
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With the No. 3 pick of the 2013 NBA draft, the Washington Wizards selected Otto Porter from Georgetown.

Here's everything you need to know about Porter: 

Physical Tools

Here's how Bleacher Report NBA Draft Lead Writer Jonathan Wasserman breaks down Porter's physical attributes:

There are certainly no question marks regarding Porter's physical tools. At 6'8'' with broad, basketball shoulders, Porter has plenty of room for additional bulk. Right now he's a tad on the skinny side, but it doesn't affect his ability to play on the interior. He has a tremendous wingspan that he uses to grab loose balls and finish around defenders.

Porter is also incredibly mobile, with the ability to get up and down the floor or get to the rim from the perimeter. If he were an airplane, the worst kind of turbulence wouldn't knock him off his path.


Getting to Know Otto Porter

He didn't play AAU hoops in high school, and he joined Georgetown as a multi-dimensional role player, so Porter has the mental approach to humbly bring his club whatever it needs.

Expect him to be a focused defender, an efficient offensive component and a terrific teammate.


NBA Player Comparison 

Porter's defensive prowess and swingman versatility reminds us of Tayshaun Prince in his prime. If Porter can maximize his potential, he could be a key two-way player just like the former Pistons standout.

His basement would be a defensive role player like Thabo Sefolosha, although their shooting styles are different.


Pro Predictions 

Don't expect Porter to be massively productive right out of the gate, but his length, defensive versatility and basketball IQ will provide an impact.

Because you can plug him into several types of lineups, Porter could be a critical player in the rotation. He shouldn't need a whole lot of grooming offensively but his three-point shot needs significant development and his ball-handling could use some work.

Within a couple years, Porter may be a third- or fourth-best option on a strong playoff unit.