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Otto Porter Jr. trade gives Bulls a head start on their offseason plan

CHICAGO - The Bulls made no additional moves Thursday as the NBA trade deadline passed.

But their Wednesday acquisition of Otto Porter Jr. from the Wizards in exchange for Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker and a 2023 second-round pick essentially began their 2019 free agency five months early.

What that says about a franchise in the country's third-largest market depends on how you view the rebuild undertaken with the June 2017 trade of Jimmy Butler.

Porter, due $55.7 million over the next two seasons, is no Butler, but the 6-foot-8 small forward fills a position of need. And at 25,

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