The Washington Wizards are on the clock: They have until midnight July 8 to match.
Which they will, but let’s pretend there is drama for a couple of days.
Washington has in its hands the max $106 million offer sheet the Brooklyn Nets extended to Otto Porter, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
The Wizards knew this was coming, they prepped owner Ted Leonsis, expect them to make some cost-saving moves elsewhere on the roster later, but they have no choice here — Washington has to match. It’s hard to find quality wings who can defend and shoot from three, Porter is that — he averaged 13.4 points per game and shot 43.4 percent from three last season. And at age 24 he is still improving and should make another leap this year.
Then maybe the Nets try to poach Kentavious Caldwell-Pope with an offer.