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 Washington did extend a qualifying offer to the 24-year-old big man, though they've since rescinded that offer, allowing for Portis to sign as an unrestricted free agent, per Fred Katz of The Athletic.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.
Portis contributed 10 points (3-8 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block across 25 minutes in the Wizards' 124-106 loss to the Lakers on Tuesday.
Portis was bumped to the bench for Tuesday's game but still turned in a serviceable line overall relative to playing time. The 24-year-old has posted six straight double-digit scoring efforts and continues to offer solid contributions on the rebounding front as well. Factoring in Tuesday's output, Portis is averaging 14.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists across 14 March contests.
Portis will play a reserve role in Tuesday's matchup with the Lakers.
Portis has started 15 consecutive games for the Wizards, so this is somewhat of a surprising move. The team will instead opt to go with Trevor Ariza (groin) and Thomas Bryant in their frontcourt to start the game. Still, he will presumably see relatively healthy minutes off the bench.
Portis scored 14 points (6-15 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding 11 rebounds and an assist in 31 minutes during Saturday's 113-108 loss to the Heat.
The Wizards' new starting frontcourt of Portis and Thomas Bryant each recorded double-doubles in this one, which should give coach Scott Brooks the confidence to continue the experiment. Portis now has five double-doubles in 15 games since moving into the starting five, averaging 13.9 points, 8.4 boards, 1.5 three-pointers and 1.1 assists over that stretch.
Portis and Thomas Bryant are expected to serve as the Wizards' starting frontcourt tandem for the foreseeable future after coach Scott Brooks said after Thursday's 113-108 loss to the Nuggets that he would give the pairing "some games," Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
Portis had started at center over Bryant in the Wizards' previous 13 games before shifting to power forward Thursday. The position switch didn't seem to have much of an impact on Portis, who finished with 18 points (6-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), eight rebounds and one assist in 36 minutes. If the Wizards do decide to commit to regularly using Bryant in a 30-plus-minute role, there would be some risk of Portis losing out on playing time at power forward to the resurgent Jabari Parker, but probably not enough to dramatically downgrade the 24-year-old's rest-of-season outlook. With averages of 14.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.8 triples in 27.4 minutes per game since joining the Wizards in early February, Portis still warrants ownership in most formats, but his dearth of blocks and poor field-goal percentage relative to most big men don't make him an ideal fit for every roster.
Portis totaled 15 points (6-17 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and three assists over 38 minutes in the Wizards' loss to the Bulls on Wednesday.
Portis had a productive game in a matchup with his former team, scoring 15 points and adding solid contributions in rebounds and assists. Portis has carved out a nice role for the Wizards and should continue to receive heavy minutes moving forward.
Portis totaled 17 points (6-12 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-5 FT), 13 rebounds, three steals, one assist and once block across 33 minutes in the Wizards' win over the Kings on Monday.
Portis delivered another yet double-double in Monday's win, adding three steals and a block on defense to further enhance his stat line. He's enjoyed renewed success as Washington's starting center and over his last four games, he's averaged 20.5 points and 10.3 rebounds.
Portis pitched in 21 points (9-18 FG, 3-6 3Pt), 12 rebounds, one assist, and one block in 31 minutes during Saturday's 135-130 overtime loss to the Timberwolves.
Portis has tallied five double-doubles across 12 appearances with the Wizards, this compared to four across 22 games with the Bulls prior to the recent trade. With 16 tilts left in the regular season, it's entirely possible that Portis will end up surpassing his previous career high in double-doubles (12 in 2017-18).
Portis poured in 23 points (10-16 FG, 3-4 3Pt) and collected nine rebounds along with three assists and a block Friday night against Charlotte.
Portis has now scored 12 or more points in four of his previous five contests, and he's also registered two double-doubles over that stretch. The 24-year-old forward remains a consistent source of scoring and rebounding, and he also swats the occasional shot. He's averaging 14.4 ppg and 7.8 rpg over 32 contests this season.
Portis finished with 26 points (10-18 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), and 12 rebounds in 28 minutes during Sunday's 135-121 victory over the Timberwolves.
Portis put up 26 points and 12 rebounds in Sunday's victory, ending with about a typical line as you could imagine. The points and boards were nice but he failed to record a single assist, steal, or block, outlining his fantasy deficiencies. Portis finds himself in a favorable position in Washington and remains a must-roster player, although he certainly can be ignored if you are punting rebounds and points.
Portis managed seven points (2-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT) and 11 rebounds over 28 minutes in the Wizards' loss to the Celtics on Friday.
Portis garnered his third consecutive start for the Wizards, and it looks like he's officially supplanted incumbent center Thomas Bryant in that role. In his three starts, he's averaging 8.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game. His scoring totals have dipped as of late thanks in part to poor shooting efforts, but he'll get his shot back sooner rather than later. In the meantime, fantasy owners can rely on solid production on the glass to get them through Portis' offensive slump.
Portis scored 10 points (4-12 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and collected 12 rebounds along with an assist and two steals over 26 minutes Wednesday against Brooklyn.
Although Portis couldn't find his shot from beyond the arc (0-for-4), he still managed to finish with 10 points and secured his second double-double over the last three matchups. It's worth noting that Portis has drawn two straight starts and could be in line to remain in that role given his recent stretch of success.
Portis will get the start in Saturday's game against the Pacers, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
Portis will start ahead of Thomas Bryant on Saturday. Since joining the Wizards, Portis is averaging 17.6 points in 29.4 minutes per game. He should be owned in standard formats as he's given a large volume of scoring opportunities and provides solid enough numbers in other categories to be worth a roster spot.
Portis scored 12 points (6-15 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 0-1 FT) while adding 12 rebounds, four steals and an assist in 31 minutes off the bench during Friday's 123-110 loss to the Hornets.
He's been getting a starter's workload in Washington despite his second-unit placement, and Portis is now averaging 17.6 points, 8.2 boards, 2.4 three-pointers, 1.8 assists and 1.6 steals in 29.4 minutes over five games with his new club. As long as the court time is there, the 24-year-old should have solid fantasy value down the stretch regardless of his exact role.
Portis totaled 24 points (9-17 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 0-1 FT), five rebounds, two steals and an assist over 23 minutes in the Wizards' loss to the Pistons on Monday.
Portis has now averaged 21.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists in his three games as a Wizard. Portis has provided the Wizards with something they've desperately needed this season - a frontcourt player who can score. Although he's come off the bench in all three games in Washington, Portis has averaged more minutes (26.3) than starter Thomas Bryant. Portis may soon take the starting job from Bryant which will make him even more valuable, but he's still a great play across all formats even in a bench role.
Portis compiled 10 points (4-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 12 rebounds, four assists, and two blocks in 29 minutes during Saturday's 134-125 victory over Chicago.
Portis ended Saturday's game with a double-double, coming up against his former team for the first time. Much like Jabari Parker, Portis has been excellent across his first two games for the Wizards, however, they have come against two of the worst teams in the NBA. That being said, Portis appears as though he is going to see about 30 minutes per night and should be rostered in most formats.
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