Washington Wizards guard-forward Otto Porter joined a pool of 36 rookies Monday as NBA.com published the 2013-14 edition of "Rookie Survey." Porter did not get the same kind of love teammate Bradley Beal received last season, but the former Georgetown Hoya did find himself tied for fifth place in "Best Career."
Last season there was no fifth place for "Best Career," but Beal received nods for "Best Shooter," "Best Playmaker," and "Funniest." Porter received votes for "Rookie of the Year" and "Overlooked" in addition to his spot in "Best Career." The 6-8 rook showed off his mid-jumper during the NBA Summer League but he missed the last three games of the Wizards' five-game schedule due to hamstring tightness.
Expect reinstated guard-forward Martell Webster to get the starting nod early on, while Porter proves he can stretch the floor. He certainly has the mechanics and he is worthy of an "Overlooked" and "Best Career" vote, but it's going to be too difficult for the Wizards to start the rook over Webster, who averaged a career best 42.2% from behind the three-point arc last season.
Aside from Fantasy metrics, Porter will give Washington an additional floor runner who isn't afraid to handle the ball. A willing passer, a locker room guy, everything the organization is looking for as far as building a team full of young yet mature talent.