NBA Rumor: Bobby Portis Free Agency

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The Milwaukee Bucks have signed forward Torrey Craig, guard Bryn Forbes and forward Bobby Portis. “We’ve bolstered the depth of our roster with the additions of Torrey, Bryn and Bobby,” General Manager Jon Horst said. “Together they bring toughness, shooting and playoff experience to our team. We look forward to their continued development playing in Coach Bud’s system.”

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The idea of taking a bad contract into cap space could be one of several avenues the Knicks are considering this offseason. Depending on what they decide to do with the contract options for Bobby Portis, Wayne Ellington, Taj Gibson and Reggie Bullock, New York could have more than $60 million in cap room in the offseason. The Knicks, who told teams recently they’d be open to taking on a bad contract, have not made decisions on any players with options yet.

There was no way Portis could live up to that money. But the 25-year-old put together some massive games — including single-handedly beating his former club, the Bulls, with 28 points in 30 minutes in a contest MSG Network replayed Tuesday night. Portis, quarantining in his home state of Arkansas, made $15 million this season and a $15.7 million team option exists for next season. “At the time of the signing it was a little high, but they got an option,’’ one NBA personnel director told The Post. “So to get that they had to pay the premium, but I can’t imagine they can keep him.”
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April 13, 2021 | 7:01 pm EDT Update
On Monday’s “Undisputed” on FS1, in which Sharpe serves as cohost alongside Skip Bayless and Jenny Taft, Shannon Sharpe discussed a quote that he had thought came from Durant. The false quote, from an unverified Nets fan Twitter account, reads: “People try to discredit my rings, but honestly I feel like they’re the most valuable of our era. People argue (LeBron) is the GOAT, but if I beat him in back-to-back finals, then what does that make me?”
The two of them continued their exchange on Twitter, with Durant calling Sharpe out for responding to someone else instead of him. Sharpe responded: “KD, IF* you wanna talk to me. I’m not hard to find, but I’m not going back and forth on social media. Whatever our differences are. They can be handled out of the eye of social media.” Durant tweeted a screenshot minutes later to show that Sharpe had blocked him on Twitter.