Otto Porter Jr. announced his retirement from basketball

Earlier in the day yesterday, the Utah Jazz had announced the cutting of Otto Porter Jr., who arrived from Toronto at the trade deadline and never took the court in Salt Lake City. The fact that the Jazz cut him only yesterday prevented the player from being draftable for the Playoffs on another team, a detail that had raised a few eyebrows from the start. The doubts were cleared up by Porter Jr himself, who a few hours after the cut communicated his decision that he wanted to retire.

“For the past 11 years I have had the opportunity to live my dream of playing in the NBA. This dream was made even more special by winning a title! Unfortunately, my body no longer allows me to play at the level I expect of myself, so I have decided to retire.” reads the note with which Porter Jr announced his choice.

In his career, which began as the third overall pick in the 2013 Draft, Otto Porter Jr has played with Washington, Chicago, Orlando, Golden State and finally Toronto. With the Warriors in 2022 he won his only ring, playing an important role coming off the bench. Today the player is only 30 years old, but his physique is quickly failing. Porter Jr has never been injury-free throughout his career, indeed: in only 4 out of 11 seasons did he make it past 63 games in the season. In recent years the situation had even worsened: in a year and a half in Toronto, his appearances were only 23.

Porte Jr closes career with 10.3-point average and a high of 14.7 in his fifth year at the Wizards.

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