Otto Porter Jr. Announces Retirement

2022 NBA Champion concludes career after 11 seasons

Forward Otto Porter Jr. has retired from the NBA, he announced today.

“For the past 11 years, I had the chance to live my lifelong dream of playing in the NBA,” said Porter Jr. “That dream was capped by winning an NBA Championship! Unfortunately, my body is not allowing me to play at the level that I expect of myself, and I have therefore decided to retire.”

Porter Jr. (6-8, 230, Georgetown) played 11 NBA seasons with the Washington Wizards (2013-19), Chicago Bulls (2018-21), Orlando Magic (2020-21), Golden State Warriors (2021-22), and Toronto Raptors (2022-24). Drafted in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft (third overall) by Washington, Porter Jr. competed in 527 career games (319 starts) with averages of 10.3 points on 47.7 percent from the field and 39.7 percent from three, along with 4.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.1 steals in 25.4 minutes per game, helping Golden State to a championship in 2022.

A native of Morley, Mo., he was a two-year collegiate player at Georgetown (2011-13), where as a sophomore, he owned averages of 16.2 points on 48.0 percent shooting and 42.2 percent from beyond the arc, adding 7.5 boards, 2.7 assists and 1.8 steals in 35.4 minutes per game. Following his final season at Georgetown, he was named a 2012-13 Consensus All-America First Team member, the Big East Player of the Year and selected to the All-Big East First Team.