Brooklyn Nets: Washington Wizards Match Nets' Offer Sheet on Otto Porter (Report) 1
Dec 19, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter (3) reacts as Bradley Beal made a three pointer to take the lead but shot is ruled a two pointer late in the 4th quarter against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Washington 107-105. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier this week, Otto Porter signed a four-year, $106 million offer sheet from the Brooklyn Nets. Saturday night, Washington chose to match, meaning he will remain with the Wizards for years to come.

Candace Bruckner, who covers the Washington Wizards for The Washington Post, first broke the news early Saturday evening.

No one doubted how easy a decision this was for Washington, it was merely a matter of watching the clock tick. The Nets made a monster offer, but in the end, any price was worth keeping Washington’s core intact.

It’s worth noting that this deal will make Porter the highest paid player on the roster, with a yearly average salary of $24.8 million. The Wizards will enter the luxury tax line for the first time in franchise history.

With 48 hours to report for his physical, Porter’s deal will likely be finalized Wednesday, after the Wizards file the paperwork with the league.

For the Brooklyn Nets, the free agency hunt will continue, and one prospect has become a front-runner among the rest.

Dec 6, 2016; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (5) dunks the ball against the Chicago Bulls in the second half at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The Pistons won 102-91.Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday morning, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that the Detroit Pistons had renounced the free agent rights to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

Once a restricted free agent, the Nets ranked him as a top priority this summer, alongside Porter. Now that the Pistons have renounced Caldwell-Pope, expect an offer to be made.

One thing that will factor in where KCP ultimately signs: He’s ready to get paid.

That’s not great news for the Nets, especially if Caldwell-Pope is seeking what appears to be a near max contract, but it’s not bad news either. If they’re sure that he can fill the role at small forward and make an impact defensively, it will be an easier decision to make.

The Washington Wizards now face one option, whereas the Nets options and moves to come remain boundless. Now that they’ve matched the offer sheet, the Wizards will be regrouping and making another run at the Eastern Conference Finals, with the same team.

The Brooklyn Nets, however, can now either shed their remaining salary in veteran and expiring contracts or make a max offer to Caldwell-Pope. It’s a good problem to have.

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