Bobby Portis: ‘Nobody wants to talk to losers’ | NBA

After years of struggling with the bottom line, Bobby Portis Catch the Victory Virus. That’s how we can sum up his options to stay in Milwaukee during his offseason “free agency.”

Given the amount he could have claimed elsewhere, the option may surprise you, ultimately pledging to a two-year deal of just over $4m a season, with a “player option” for 2022/23. “That’s tough. It’s a lot of money. I’m 26 years old and I’m not getting any younger. From a business perspective, it’s tough,” he admits. “In my position, other people might leave. But as far as I’m concerned, I’ve never felt this way before, you know?”.

The thrill of victory

So the fact that he found himself on a winning team made him think twice, and he shined on a “loser” team. Even with a huge check for the next contract, there’s no guarantee he’ll end up in the same environment, and nothing beats winning. Bobby Portis thus revels in the title, which is worth more than all the dollars in the world.

“Nobody wants to talk to losers”he slipped away with a smile, specifically mentioning sponsor-related opportunities. “When I was with the Bulls, nobody wanted to talk to us when we lost. Nobody wanted to talk to you. Like that. If I win in Chicago, like we win now, we’ll get All contracts, we’ll get everything we want. When you win, everything around you gets better. Unfortunately, I didn’t have much success in Chicago and New York. Teams I played for Wasn’t successful, so I haven’t really had the opportunity to have such a big, big market franchise, off-court experience. It really doesn’t matter here as a small market team because we have a great basketball team , we won the championship. When you do something like that, it takes you off the pitch.”

In addition to the love of fans and the joy of winning, his role in Milwaukee is also valuable. Through his re-engagement with the Bucks, he knows what to expect in terms of staff input and confidence.

The perfect role in the best casting

In a point that also made Bobby Portis think twice, there was finally Giannis Antetokounmpo, with whom he had a special relationship. It was indeed the “Greek Freak” who called him and invited him in the summer of 2020. At the time, Bobby Portis then split the promise he was holding on to: ” Giannis, I’ll be joining you for less, and we’re going to win the championship this year. “.

The two players have developed a special relationship since then, and Giannis Antetokounmpo Never missed an opportunity to put his contribution on the ground.

“I know exactly what he’s going to bring to the Bucks. What he did in Game 6 speaks for itself (16 points on 6/10 shooting, 3 rebounds in 23 minutes), It’s that simple. He’s not afraid of the moment, he’s not afraid to shoot, he’s not afraid to bring energy. He’s not afraid to go out and fight. “recalling the Bucks’ “bench player.”

This is how Bobby Portis flourished in the role of a Greek soldier, fostering a desire to continue to fight for him and be inspired by his day-to-day investments.

“Being around Giannis really motivates me and really makes me do my best. When I see how hard he works, look at how much he puts into the game, see how much he puts in. Not just in basketball. , and off the court, by the way, he’s involved in his physique and training. That’s it. I watch too. When he looks at me, I watch him too”he concluded.

Bobby Portis percentage rebound
season team General Motors at the lowest limit lens 3 points if Leave definition Early PD party Interpretation bp CT scan integral
2015-16 gas 62 18 42.7 30.8 72.7 2.0 3.5 5.4 0.8 1.6 0.4 0.9 0.4 7.0
2016-17 gas 64 16 48.8 33.3 66.1 1.2 3.5 4.6 0.6 1.5 0.3 0.6 0.2 6.8
2017-18 gas 73 twenty three 47.1 35.9 76.9 2.2 4.6 6.8 1.7 1.8 0.7 1.4 0.3 13.2
2018-19* All teams 50 26 44.4 39.3 79.4 2.2 5.9 8.1 1.4 2.9 0.7 1.5 0.4 14.2
2018-19* used to be 28 27 44.0 40.3 80.9 2.3 6.4 8.6 1.5 3.0 0.9 1.6 0.4 14.3
2018-19* gas twenty two twenty four 45.0 37.5 78.0 2.1 5.2 7.3 1.3 2.8 0.5 1.3 0.4 14.1
2019-20 New York Post 66 twenty one 45.0 35.8 76.3 1.2 3.9 5.1 1.5 1.7 0.5 1.1 0.3 10.1
2020-21 military 66 twenty one 52.3 47.1 74.0 1.9 5.2 7.1 1.1 1.7 0.8 0.9 0.4 11.4
2021-22 military 43 29 47.3 40.4 76.2 2.8 6.4 9.2 1.2 2.7 0.7 1.6 0.9 14.8
all 424 twenty one 46.9 38.4 75.3 1.9 4.6 6.5 1.2 1.9 0.6 1.1 0.4 10.9

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