Portis agreed to a two-year, $31 million contract with the Knicks on Sunday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Portis put together the best season of his career across stops with the Bulls and the Wizards during the 2018-2019 campaign, putting up 14.2 points along with 8.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists over 50 contests. Washington did extend a qualifying offer to the 24-year-old big man, though they've since rescinded that offer, allowing for Portis to sign as an unrestricted free agent, per Fred Katz of The Athletic. His stellar play has earned himself a payday, and he'll likely enter the starting lineup at one of the forward positions alongside Julius Randle and Kevin Knox, assuming the deal is finalized.
Portis was extended the qualifying offer by the Wizards, making him a restricted free agent, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington reports. Portis played in 28 games for Washington last year, averaging 14.3 points, 8.6 and 1.5 assists in 27.4 minutes. If he resigns he could see a minor erosion of playing time with Rui Hachimura being added to the frontcourt via last week's draft.
Portis tallied 16 points (6-14 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds and two assists across 37 minutes Friday against San Antonio. Portis had an average shooting day and cleaned up the boards in a 129-112 loss. The 24-year-old has secured nine or more rebounds in each of his team's previous five contests, and he'll aim to extend that streak through the remaining two games of the regular season. Portis draws an enticing matchup Sunday in New York.
Portis provided 20 points (9-18 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 10 rebounds, two steals, two blocks, and one assist in 24 minutes during Wednesday's 115-114 loss to the Bulls. Portis produced a massive stat line, supplying his career-high 13th double-double without receiving a ton of minutes. He remains fairly inconsistent overall. However, Portis is likely to continue asserting himself across the last three games of 2018-19.
Portis finished with 28 points (11-22 FG, 6-12 3Pt), 13 rebounds, four assists, four steals, and one block in 39 minutes during Friday's 128-124 loss to the Jazz. Portis had arguably his best all-around line of the season Friday, contributing across the board as the Wizards made a late charge against the Jazz. They rallied from 15 points down in the third quarter to lead with only minutes remaining. Unfortunately they couldn't finish it off, however, Portis certainly made the most of the playing time. The points and rebounds are always a chance of happening with Portis but the five defensive stats are a bonus.
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