Report: Bobby Portis declines Bucks player option, will become free agent
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- Milwaukee Bucks' fan-favorite Bobby Portis allegedly declined his $3.8 million-dollar player option and will become a free agent, according to an ESPN report.
The news came Saturday, July 31.
The report also state the most the Bucks can offer Portis, 26, is a $5.9 million-dollar exception.
Milwaukee Bucks F Bobby Portis is declining his $3.8M player option and will become a free agent, his agent Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 31, 2021
Portis turned down lucrative offers to sign with the Bucks in the offseason in 2020. He took injured two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo's spot in the starting lineup during the NBA Eastern Conference Finals against Atlanta. His performance won over Bucks fans, with crowds frequently chanting "Bobby." Portis is noted for helping the Bucks win the NBA Championship in July against the Phoenix Suns.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
HATE IT OR LOVE IT THE UNDERDOG ON TOP! Next time you see me call me CHAMP!!! #respectfully#UNDERDOG— Bobby BP Portis (@BPortistime) July 21, 2021
Thank you to everybody that’s been on this marathon with me, holding it down and believing like I did❤️??