2. Otto Porter
When the Golden State Warriors signed Otto Porter Jr. to a veteran minimum contract, it was seen as just that, minimum. At least, from the perspective of anyone outside of the Bay Area.
It was surprising to see how many lukewarm reactions there were to the Warriors’ offseason. Now, it’s hard to ignore. Signing Porter for the minimum was a homerun. Especially considering how tight their finances were in the summer.
Porter is playing in his ninth NBA season and has always been a steady shooter from deep. This year marks the fourth time he has shot above 40 percent from the 3-point line and the first time since 2019.
The Warriors have been counting on Porter to step in whenever he is needed and provide 3-point shooting. His veteran experience and effectiveness on defense have only been the cherry on top.
Since his Christmas Day performance, Porter is averaging 10.4 points on 51.1 percent shooting.