Atlantic Notes: Porter, Raptors, Knicks, Celtics, Reed

Otto Porter Jr.‘s two-year contract with the birds of preywhich includes a player option for 2023/24 will be worth a total of $12.4 million, reports’s Josh Lewenberg (Twitter link).

Since Porter’s first-year salary will only be about $6 million, Toronto will not use more than the taxpayer’s share ($6.48 million) of the mid-level exception to complete its deal and will not be hard-capped by the signing .

However, if the Raptors want to give a second-round pick Christian Koloko a higher starting salary than the minimum and/or a contract longer than two years, they would have to use a portion of the MLE, meaning they are exceeding the taxpayer’s MLE limit and a hard cap of $156.98 million for that year 2022 would have. 23rd league year.

Here’s more from the Atlantic:

  • When assessing the curtsyIn the off-season, the New York Post’s Zach Braziller suggests the club could use one more wing after the trade Alec Burk to Detroit. Here’s our list of free-agent wings who are still on the board.
  •’s Ethan Fuller takes a look at how Malcolm Brogdon will fit with Celts and what the acquisition means for the team going forward.
  • sixes tall man Paul Reed Won’t be in the team’s Las Vegas Summer League roster, but he’s playing for the 76ers in the Salt Lake City Summer League this week and will try to show he deserves a regular spot in the team’s rotation next season . “I mean, it’s an opportunity for me to get better, honestly.” Reed said, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Keith Pompey. “I feel like going into next season, I have a chance to show them what I’ve been working on so I can prove my worth. That’s my way of thinking. I just want to get better.”

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