Comcast SportsNet chatted with Otto Porter after being drafted by the Wizards last night, and the former Georgetown star seemed excited that he wouldn’t have to move very far.
“I am familiar with that place,” said Porter, of the Verizon Center. “In my two years in D.C., I have been there a couple of times.”
“Definitely a good transition, because I’m familiar with everything. It’s not like you have to go somewhere else and know where you’re gonna eat at, know where certain places are. It’s like home away from home.”
The savings in moving costs aren’t the only thing that have Porter pumped to be a Wizard.
“You got a young, healthy John Wall. You got a young, healthy Bradley Beal,” he said. “Just playing with those guys, we’re young. Just playing with those guys is going to be very exciting.”
Porter will be reporting to NBA Summer League in Las Vegas in two weeks, so he doesn’t have long to get his affairs in order.
“It’s gonna be a quick transition for me,” he admitted. “But I feel like I’m ready for it.”
As for what he brings to the table, Porter made this impassioned argument for why fans should be as excited as he is.
“You’re getting a hard worker, with a winning mentality. I’ll do anything for the team. I’m just gonna come in, play hard and give it [my] all.”
TWEET OF THE NIGHT
— Josh Wilson (@TheJoshWilson) June 27, 2013
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Davey Johnson on Bryce Harper:
“I’ll take him whenever he’s ready. I need to talk to him, see how he’s feeling. I’d like to have him in there. He can’t be hurting too bad.”
PHOTO OF THE DAY
WHAT TO WATCH TONIGHT
Nats at Mets, 7 p.m. on MASN2. All TV/Radio listings here.
NOT AWESOME TROLLING OF THE DAY
Otto Porter Jr. will have little to no impact on the future of the Wizards.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) June 27, 2013
AWESOME TROLLING OF THE DAY
NBA commissioner David Stern spent a decent amount of time during last night’s draft trolling the fans who were booing him, and it was amazing. SB Nation put together this supercut of Stern hamming it up.