The Milwaukee Bucks will need to be ready for what could be a busy free agency window for them. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Co. will obviously want to enter the new season with the best possible roster, and that could mean they want to bring back their core group – the same one that led them to a title in 2021.
As things stand, however, the Bucks appear to be in danger of losing big key man Bobby Portis. According to NBA insider Michael Scotto of HyoopsHype, the 27-year-old is expected to decline his player option with Milwaukee this season with the intention of entering free agency:
After previously taking a discount to re-sign with the Milwaukee Bucks, many in the league expect Bobby Portis to decline his $4.6 million player option for the 2022-23 season and enter free agency. without restriction.
Portis started 59 games for the Bucks last season, averaging 14.6 points, 9.1 rebounds (also a career high) and 2.1 assists in 28.2 minutes per game. The 6-foot-10 big man also drained a career-high 1.8 triples per game on a 39.3% clip.
Given his champion pedigree, Portis will likely have no shortage of suitors in free agency. If the Bucks want to keep him, they’ll have to dip into their pockets and pay this man the money he deserves.