AUGUST 6: The Bucks have officially re-signed Portis, the team announced today in a press release.
AUGUST 2: The Bucks have agreed to a two-year, $9MM contract with free agent forward Bobby Portis, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). The deal will include a second-year player option, according to Charania.
It’s a team-friendly rate for Portis, who played an important role in Milwaukee’s championship run this summer. As Charania explains (Twitter links), Portis turned down potential deals from the Mavericks and Heat in order to remain in Milwaukee because he appreciated the organization’s culture and winning environment and the way the community embraced him.
The Bucks were limited in their ability to offer Portis much more than what he’s getting, since they only held his Non-Bird rights. That meant the team couldn’t give him more than a 20% raise on last year’s $3.623MM salary without dipping into its mid-level exception.
It appears Milwaukee will indeed use its Non-Bird rights to bring back Portis — his two-year deal should start at about $4.35MM. If he opts out in 2022, the Bucks would have his Early Bird rights and could sign him to a more lucrative contract.
Among qualified players, only two had a higher three-point percentage in 2020/21 than Portis’ 47.1% mark. He also contributed 11.4 PPG and 7.1 RPG in 66 games (20.8 MPG).
22 thoughts on “Bucks Re-Sign Bobby Portis”
Bobby! Bobby! Bobby!!! Glad to see him coming back.
I thought he was gonna chase a bag based on recent comments. I suppose his WWE Championship belt matched his championship ring too well to steer clear of the deer
He seems to give up so much money to re sign with bucks.
I like this signing. He’s worth keeping around at that price, given his obvious abilities and the energy he brings. Sure seems to be a fan favorite and Middleton will continue to mentor him which is a good situation for him to build confidence and find success.
Portis is nothing special, fits in on a small market team, he’s get lost/forget on a real contender, what a lucky fluke for Milwaukee, only won because they were healthy
They weren’t healthy though DD went down for the season and the freak went down during Atlanta game. He’s better then what your giving him credit that is for sure. You could make a comment like this every year. X team only won because of injuries. In the end the only thing that will be remembered is bucks won in 2021!
Who? Oh, some roll player, and you’re right, only Milwaukee will remember, the rest of the world moved on the second the finals coverage went off the air
Divencenzo was a starter, not a role player. Good lord man, if you are going to be salty, at least have the correct info.
Not salty, and so what if he was a starter, starters can’t be role players? Maybe you should check your info
DD was a starter. It’s in the history books now my friend! Doesn’t matter who watched or did not.
Odd’s bitterness is why winning is so fun. Keep it coming. Its delicious.
bitter , overreach much
How many bad takes can you have in one thread? Odd is going for the record.
I’m not sure how the Bucks were healthy when they had to win the EC Finals without Giannis. But you just keep being salty. Lol
Atlanta is another fluke, won’t have that type of run next year, or the next, they are 1st or 2nd round exits from now on
World Championship market. Fixed it for you.
He may be nothing special in your mind, but he turned down far more than he signed for to stay and play for this “Lucky” NBA Champion.
Bobby is 26 and early in his prime. He’s an excellent sixth-man forward.
He’ll opt-out next year and then the Bucks will give him a longer-term deal worth some real money with his bird-rights; and if it doesn’t end up working out, it’s only a two-year commitment.
Nice signing. Might have gotten more. But he’s happy there. Go for it Bobby…..
Thought he could have gotten much more than that.
he could have easily if he chose to play elsewhere
He easily could have got someone’s full midlevel or slightly above it. His defense isnt as big of an issue on that team, can space the floor, and give them a different look in a few different lineups. Worked against teams that refused to take their bigs out of games, and let him run all over them, and not pay for it defensively
For the Heat, there are still some options for a floor spacing big, even with Portis and Olynyk signed