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Those predictions elicited embarrassed nods from Porter last season. But the notoriety comes from a reliable jump shot to slashing to the basket to a Velcro-like knack for rebounding to snagging steals with his 7-foot-1 wingspan. All combined to help stuff statistics lines and transform him into an intriguing prospect who can do a bit of everything.

The gift arrived Tuesday, one the Wizards can’t afford to misuse. The response is Otto-matic.