Portis provided 20 points (9-15 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, five assists and one block in 27 minutes during Tuesday's 122-115 loss to the Wizards. Portis compiled an impressive stat line, contributing in every category except steals while providing efficient offense. He has scored 20-plus in two of his last four appearances, but Portis combined for 21 points in the other two tilts. The 25-year-old big man is likely best reserved for use in deep leagues, but he offers enough upside to at least warrant consideration in most formats.
Portis posted 21 points (8-15 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and one steal across 30 minutes during Wednesday's 112-104 loss to the Jazz. With Mitchell Robinson (hamstring) sitting out, more minutes were available for Portis, who cracked the 30-minute mark for the first time since late October. Portis also reached the 20-point threshold for the first time since Jan. 14. He's been shooting well since the start of February, averaging 11.8 points in 21.7 minutes while hitting 49.2 percent of his field goals, 39.0 percent of his threes and 90.0 percent of his free throws.
Portis tallied 15 points (6-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, two blocks and one steal across 18 minutes Monday in the Knicks' 125-123 win over the Rockets. Along with Wayne Ellington, Portis co-led the bench in scoring in what was one of New York's best all-around performances of the season, as the Knicks ended the red-hot Rockets' winning streak at six. Portis' tendency to put up shots from the perimeter typically keeps his efficiency low relative to other big men around the league, but he's been running hot from the field of late. He's hit double figures in scoring five times in the last six games, shooting 55.2 percent over that stretch.
Portis will return to a reserve role for Saturday's game against the Bulls, Steve Popper of Newsday reports. Portis drew a spot start in plays of Taj Gibson (back) in Thursday's 115-106 loss to the 76ers. However, Gibson will be returning to Sunday's lineup. As a result, Portis will go back to his usual role of providing depth in the Knicks' frontcourt.
Portis will start Thursday's game against the 76ers, Steve Popper of Newsday reports. Taj Gibson is questionable with a sore back, but the Knicks have already announced that Portis will move into the starting lineup, whether Gibson is ultimately active or not. Portis has topped 20 minutes in all three games since the All-Star break, and he's averaging 16.0 points and 5.7 rebounds in that span.
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