Bobby Portis has signed a two-year, $31 million contract with the New York Knicks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Free agent Bobby Portis has agreed to a two-year, $31M deal with the Knicks, agent Mark Bartelstein tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019
The Wizards extended Portis a qualifying offer sheet recently, so they could match it. However, according to Fred Katz of The Athletic, Washington rescinded the offer, so Portis will be experiencing the hustle and bustle of Midtown and the relentless New York media.
Bobby Portis is restricted. Wizards extended him the qualifying offer. So the Wizards will have the right to match. At that price, my educated guess is he’ll end up being a Knick.— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) July 1, 2019
Wizards will rescind their qualifying offer to Bobby Portis to allow him to sign with the Knicks as an unrestricted free agent, a league source said.— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) July 1, 2019
That said, I think Washington comes very close to a tough crowd these days.
Portis averaged 14.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per game in the 2018-19 season for Washington.