Bobby Portis declines option, to become free agent
Bobby Portis is declining his $3.8M option for next season to become a free agent. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Are the Milwaukee Bucks already breaking up?

Bobby Portis is declining his $3.8 million option for next season to become a free agent. The most the Bucks could offer Portis is the mid-level exception for $5.9 million.

Portis averaged 11.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game last season. He became a fan favorite for his energy and attitude, which included some tough-guy behavior.

It’s easy to envision him receiving much more lucrative contract offers in free agency, which would likely cause the Bucks to lose him a month after winning the championship. Portis has made more than $32 million during his playing career, including over $14 million in 2019-2020 with the Knicks.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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