Warriors player to blame for lacking play: Otto Porter Jr.
The Golden State Warriors have needed more from Otto Porter Jr. over the past few weeks.
With Andre Iguodala having played just 26 games this season, Porter Jr. has seen an uptick in minutes, having been the lone backup four for the past few weeks. Iggy’s return is on the horizon though. Juan Toscano-Anderson hasn’t seen much time with Steve Kerr opting to play Porter Jr.
The former top-five pick also kicked off the season strong, but he’s been also playing poorly as of late. On the season, he’s averaging 8.2 points and 5.3 rebounds. He’s shooting 47% from the field and 38% from deep.
Since February, Porter Jr.’s numbers have taken a sharp decline, shooting just 41% from the field and 19% from deep.
Despite getting 19.2 minutes per game, he’s contributing just 5.9 points per game. The efficiency numbers are the real concern. As with all these players, Green’s return should help, but Porter Jr. needs to be better, and he’s been a key reason for their struggles as of late.