If it were up to Otto Porter's Wizards teammates, not only would he be back in Washington next season but with a healthy contract.
On Tuesday, at the team's locker room cleanout day, Porter's fellow Wizards had effusive praise about the forward who is set to be a restricted free agent this summer.
"We love him here. Hopefully we will have him back," guard Bradley Beal said.
"He's a great teammate. He's a great guy to have on the team," forward Markieff Morris said. "I hope he gets the max. I think he's worth the max."
"He's going to get paid," center Marcin Gortat added.
Porter, 23, represents the biggest offseason decision for the Wizards. Do they pay him upwards of $90 million, $100 million or more - a max contract would breach $125 million - or do they let him walk? For a guy who has never made an All-Star team, they will need to project what he may become over the next four or five years.
Porter emerged this season as a true three-point threat with the fourth best percentage in basketball. He hit 43.4 percent from beyond the arc and averaged a career-high 13.4 points per game.
He also just plain fits in.
"Me and Otto, we complement each other well on the court," Morris said. "He's more like me, just a laid back and quiet-type of guy. Just come in and get your work done."
"Otto definitely had a lot of great games. He stole a lot of good rebounds from me," Gortat joked. "He had those rebounds and I said 'yeah, that's because you are going to be a free agent that you want those rebounds, right?' He definitely took those rebounds from me and I let him take them."
"Otto is my boy, he's a Missouri boy. We gotta stick together," Beal said.
Beal would know better than most what Porter is about to go through. He was a free agent just last summer when he signed a max contract worth $127 million over five years.
As for what advice Beal would give Porter as free agency in July approaches: take your time.
"Don't come to me for advice. Just be patient, man," Beal said. "I understood the situation that he's in. He wants to ultimately do what is best for him."