Bobby Portis continues his great adventure in Milwaukee with a deal at 49M

Contrary to others, it is a file which included only little suspense. Bobby Portis and the Bucks are here to stay and we just got confirmation just minutes after the Free Agency 2022 market opened. Adventure in Cream City!

When Bobby Portis declined his player option on Wednesday night, we suspected that it was to better extend with the Bucks, all with a salary much higher than the 4.5 million of his option. It’s now official, and we have the terms of the agreement. According to Adrian Wojnarowski ofESPN, Portis has just signed a brand new contract with Milwaukee worth $49 million over four years. It’s simple, he couldn’t have hoped for a bigger deal than that from the Daims, who thus prove how much they care about him. And in addition to this nice contract, Bobby also got according to Shams Charania (The Athletic) a small player option in the fourth year, always practical for gaining flexibility, especially when you know that the salary cap could explode in 2025. All that to say that this deal is in a way the greatest reward for a player who has simply become a fan favorite in Milwaukee since arriving in the 2020 offseason.

“Bobby! Bobby! This is what the public has become used to chanting since the 2021 Playoffs and the Bucks’ triumphant run to the champion ring. Playing a crucial role alongside the Big Three Giannis-Middleton-Holiday in the quest for the title, Portis entered the hearts of Milwaukee fans through his activity, energy and fine productivity. And if the Bucks failed to defend their title this year, Portis did his part by posting his best statistical campaign of his career: 14.6 points, 9.1 rebounds, all on 48% shooting including 39% from parking in 28.2 minutes per game, in short, it’s solid and we understand why the band at the Greek Freak did their best to keep it. Holder 59 times this season against only seven the previous campaign, Portis notably had to fill the absence of pivot holder Brook Lopez, injured in the back from the first game of the season and absent until mid-March. Additional responsibilities that he was able to assume even if obviously, he does not bring the same assets as a Lopez, especially in the protection of the arch. In the end, this new contract signed by Portis is above all the symbol of a successful integration and a great story between Bobby and Milwaukee. A story that could only last after the mixed experiences in Chicago, Washington and New York.

Bobby Portis extends to the Bucks for almost 50 million dollars over four years, here is a nice contract for the darling of Milwaukee. A well-deserved contract after being one of the most underpaid players in the NBA for the past two years.

Source texte : ESPN / The Athletic

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