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Raptors’ Otto Porter Jr. to miss time due to personal reasons

Oct 9, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors forward Otto Porter Jr. (32) leaves the court before playing the Chicago Bulls at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors forward Otto Porter Jr. is taking a leave from the team due to personal reasons, coach Nick Nurse announced Thursday.

Nurse did not offer a specific time period for Porter’s expected absence. He told reporters that Porter would be away “for a bit,” per TSN.

Porter, 29, has yet to play for the Raptors since signing a two-year, $12.3 million contract on July 6. He is nursing a lingering hamstring injury.

“I would assume he’s going to get right into the rotation (when he’s back),” Nurse said.

Porter averaged 8.2 points and 5.7 rebounds in 63 games (15 starts) last season with the Golden State Warriors.

He has contributed 10.6 points and 5.1 rebounds in 504 career games (316 starts) with the Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls, Orlando Magic and Warriors. He was selected by the Wizards with the third overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft.

–Field Level Media