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Bobby Portis
Bobby Portis
Position: F-C
Born: 02/10/95
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary: $15,000,000
“We’re thrilled to welcome Wayne, Taj, Elfrid, Bobby and Julius to New York,” said Scott Perry, general manager, New York Knicks. “Collectively, we’re adding a mix of extremely talented and experienced multi-dimensional players who will improve our team as we continue building out a deep and versatile roster. These players are all tough-minded, motivated and ready to compete, and we’re excited to have them as part of the Knicks family.”
Portis came into the summer craving to play in a big market, to play in New York and to play for a coach who would let him be himself. The Knicks had a hole in their frontcourt. When he and the Knicks gathered at an L.A. hotel, the two found agreeable terms, but even he was surprised at how quickly it all happened. “I’m kind of happy that it did,” he said while sitting courtside at Cox Pavilion on Saturday, watching a Summer League game. “I’m (gonna) be playing in a beautiful city for the New York Knicks. That’s a dream come true.” And, he added: “I feel good. Being able to have a chance to play in Madison Square Garden for 41-plus nights, it’s a thrill. It’s what everybody dreams of as a kid. I’m ecstatic.”
“I’m just a basketball player, man,” he said. “I don’t have a position. I go out there and just play the game the right way. I like to score the basketball, though. That’s one thing that I do really well. I’m a guy that goes out there and just plays the game. If coach wants to put me at the four or put me at the five, I’ll go play it. I think now in today’s NBA it’s positionless basketball anyway.” Portis intends to bring a toughness to the Knicks, a reputation that has been earned and cultivated. He was suspended for eight games in 2017 for punching teammate Nikola Mirotic in the face, breaking two bones and giving him a concussion, while he was with the Bulls — an incident that will likely end up in the first paragraph of his career summary.