History says former Georgetown players selected in the first round of the NBA Draft eventually hit the financial mother lode. That lucrative contract beyond their rookie deal. For 2013 Big East Player of the Year Otto Porter, that day will likely come. It just didn't come by Monday's deadline where teams could extend contracts for players headed into their fourth year.
Porter followed the code of this site by only casually addressing the matter at Wizards practice Tuesday. Basically, as you'll see in our video below, Porter is letting the business people handle the details. He's got ball to play and Wizards head coach Scott Brooks sees that happening. Some players get distracted by money talk. No worries here.
"He's a team guy. He's a winner. I would never worry about him. He plays the right way. He plays for his team. He makes a lot of winning basketball plays. I love coaching him," Brooks said.
The Wizards' starting small forward averaged 11.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.4 steals last season. He ranked 7th in the NBA after the All-Star break in 3-point shooting at 44.7% More of that and a touch more aggression and the Porter bank account will rise wildly next summer.