Sources: Kings offer max contract to RFA Porter

The Sacramento Kings have offered Washington Wizards restricted free agent Otto Porter Jr. a max contract during their meeting Sunday, league sources told ESPN.

It has been made abundantly clear by Porter’s representation that in order to have a legitimate shot at claiming the versatile small forward, a max offer sheet was required.

A max offer for Porter would be in the range of four years and approximately $ 106.5 million.

Porter has not made a decision yet, as he is meeting with two more teams before he’ll decide which offer sheet to sign, sources say.

The Wizards, according to sources, are adamant that they will match all offers to retain their starting wing. There is some thinking within league circles that the Wizards could ultimately be bluffing in an attempt to discourage potential suitors from presenting an offer sheet.

The third overall pick by the Wizards in 2013, Porter posted career-high averages of 13.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.5 steals, 51.6 percent shooting from the field and 43.4 percent 3-point shooting in 2016-17.

Porter became a serious 3-point threat, increasing his shooting from behind the arc from 36.7 percent the season before. He started 80 games and became a third scoring threat to complement John Wall and Bradley Beal.

After going scoreless in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Boston, Porter Jr. finished his season strong by bouncing back with 20 points and 10 rebounds in a Game 7 loss.

Porter was ranked No. 8 on the list of top available free agents compiled this offseason by ESPN’s Kevin Pelton.

Information from ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk was used in this report.

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