It’s not easy for the Toronto Raptors to play this season.
According to reporter Marc Stein of 『The Stein Line』, Toronto’s Otto Porter Jr. (forward, 203cm, 90kg) is ending this season.
Porter, who had been absent from the beginning of the season until now due to a left foot injury, ended up on the operating table. He underwent surgery, making him unable to handle the remainder of his schedule this season.
Porter only appeared in eight games before the injury this time. Unable to start the season opener due to an injury, he stepped onto the court for the first time after moving in early November. After warming up by sortie from the bench, he started as a starting pitcher in mid-November. However, he was injured and missed two games after starting as the starting pitcher.
Because of his poor left foot, he had to leave his seat for a while. In mid-December, a month after the injury, news of an additional 4 weeks of absence was reported. At the time of the initial report, it was known that surgery was not required. However, he underwent surgery and ended the season prematurely. Porter’s departure also caused a major setback in Toronto’s season plan.
He averaged 5.5 points (.500 .353 1.000), 2.4 rebounds, 1 assist and 1.4 steals in 18.3 minutes per game this season before his injury. Since the last 2017-2018 season, his scoring average has declined. But his last season with the Golden State Warriors increased his value, and he signed a multi-year contract with Toronto in the offseason. Toronto signed him to a two-year, $12.3 million contract for the duration of his contract. 스포츠토토
Since 2010, Toronto has not been able to use its strength from players recruited from outside. Not only did the season end due to injury, but many players were at a crossroads or finished their careers. Landry Fields and Demarais Carroll are representative, and in the summer of 2009 Hedo Tucalu is representative. Tucalu traded after one season and said goodbye early, but Fields and Carroll have been a huge burden since.
At least this season, Potter didn’t escape it either. Porter landed in Toronto on a contract with a player option. Considering that the season is over, it is highly likely that he will exercise his post-season option and remain. If he stays, his salary for the upcoming 2023-2024 season is $6.3 million. For reference, he earned $2.3 million last season at Golden State.
With Porter ending the season early, Toronto has been plagued by key player injuries all season. At least Precious Achiuwa, who was absent indefinitely, recently returned and took a breather. At the beginning of the season, Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet also did not last long, but they did occasionally miss. Toronto is currently in 11th place in the Eastern Conference with 17 wins and 23 losses.