Bucks’ Portis declining $4.6M option, agent says

Milwaukee Bucks forward Bobby Portis has informed the team that he’ll decline his $4.6 million option and become a free agent, his agent, Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday.

A year ago, after helping the Bucks win a title, Portis declined a $3.8 million option and became a free agent. He ultimately stayed in Milwaukee on a two-year, $9 million contract that included a player option in the second year.

Portis, 27, started 59 of his 72 games last season, largely as a fill-in for an injured Brook Lopez. He averaged 14.6 points and 9.1 rebounds while shooting 47.9% from the field and 39.3% from 3-point range.

Portis has started seven playoff games in the past two years in Milwaukee and averaged 15.4 points and 11.3 rebounds in them.

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