It means Bobby Portis and Connaughton will be able to shop their services on the open market, with the Bucks being able to match any offer extended to them. Whether the Bucks will match any offers thrown their way, though, is the big question. Portis was clearly underpaid this season and will receive a hefty raise. Connaughton is also in line for a pay bump. Portis’s salary this season is a paltry $4.37 million — a real bargain for the Bucks. The forward-center started 59 games (he played in 72) while averaging 14.6 points and 9.1 rebounds. “He’s going to get, I believe, a contract for about $12 million, maybe $13 million a year,” an NBA executive said of Portis. “Now, whether that’s for three years or four years, I don’t know.” Another NBA official concurred.
Source: Woelfel’s Press Box
What’s the buzz on Twitter?
Giannis had a 5-star performance with 44 points, 20 rebounds, 14/30 FG. After Giannis, nothing for the Bucks.
-Holiday 17pts, 7/17 FG
-Matthews 4pts, 2/6 FG
-Portis 4pts, 2/8 FG
-Allen 3pts, 1/7 FG
Giannis needs some help for Game 7. #FearTheDeer
sdna.gr/mpasket/965526… – 10:58 PM
George Hill, Grayson Allen, and Bobby Portis vs Jayson Tatum feels like the series right now. – 9:52 PM
The Bucks fans live for Bobby Portis. – 9:48 PM
Giannis Antetokounmpo found Bobby Portis in the corner for a 3 there, but his foot was on the line. Only a 2.
But the Bucks’ 6-0 run triggered a timeout from Udoka. Long road ahead to get all the way back. Celtics up, 68-56, with 5:36 left in the third quarter. – 9:21 PM
The ATO was a Portis postup on Tatum. It did not work. – 9:18 PM
These boxout wars between Portis and Smart/Williams are something else – 8:46 PM
Bobby Portis is starting to give me Cavs Tristan Thompson vibes. That’s a bad thing for Boston. – 8:45 PM
Bobby Portis didn’t play much in Game 4, especially in the second half. His offensive rebounding has been huge in the two games since. – 8:41 PM
That whole mess of a jump ball was because Boston didn’t block out Portis again. – 8:40 PM
Darn you Bobby Portis!! Back with the specs tonight, btw. – 8:38 PM
Top rebounders among active rotation players (per 36)
-Steven Adams, 19.8
-JaVale McGee, 16.4
-Bobby Portis, 13.3
-Kevon Looney, 12.8
Starting Loon has to be an option for Warriors in G6 vs Grizzlies. There are ways to offset the spacing issues – 7:49 PM
Rise and Grind! Stay locked in! – 10:31 AM
Beautiful day in the MKE ☀️ – 6:01 PM
Robert Williams is officially quetionable for tomorrow’s Game 6.
Also, the L2M report was inconsequential, showing only a missed call on a Portis turnover that ended up being a Portis turnover anyway. – 5:36 PM
Rewatching #BucksCeltics …. Key point in 4th: Jaylen has Portis iso’d and gets a screen. Now it’s a switch and he’s covered by Giannis. Turnover. Sometimes gotta scrap your set and exploit the better matchup. Not give the defense a chance to settle and get its preferred matchup – 1:53 PM
More on this storyline
“There has been talk he’ll get that amount ($12-13M),” the official said. “I think when he (Portis) signed last summer and took a low, they had a verbal agreement in place that he (Portis) would get lot more money and more than two years on his next contract.” While those officials agreed on Portis’ projected annual salary, another NBA official contends that figure may be low. “We have him rated as a higher-priced player,” he said, referring to his team. “We have him as a $15 million (a year) player.” -via Woelfel’s Press Box / May 15, 2022