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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Bobby Portis reportedly looking for $16 million per season

Bobby Portis

Bobby Portis will likely have no shortage of suitors in free agency and will be looking for some big money.

Portis will be a restricted free agent this summer if the Washington Wizards extend him a qualifying offer as expected. The Athletic’s Tony Jones reported on Tuesday that Portis will be seeking as much as $16 million (per season) in free agency. The Wizards would not be expected to match an offer sheet for him on such terms.

Jones is a Utah Jazz reporter and previously reported that Portis has interest in signing with the Jazz.

Portis, 24, averaged 14.2 points and 8.1 rebounds per game last season, split with Chicago and Washington. He offers outside shooting too and made 39.3 percent of his threes.

The Jazz have a $16.9 million team option on Derrick Favors that they could decline and then use the money on Portis. It’s a tricky decision for a squad that intends to seriously compete in the West after pulling off a trade for Mike Conley last week.

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