Bobby Portis emasculates defender with insane dunk
Portis is a passionate player. He wears his emotions on his sleeve. He’s also a really good rim roller, as you’re about to see:
— SLAM (@SLAMonline) October 25, 2018
Bobby Portis will enter restricted free agency next summer after he and the team were unable to agree upon a rookie scale contract extension. However, Portis doesn’t envision leaving Chicago. He told reporters on the first day of the season that he has Bulls DNA in his body. The 23-year-old is a blue-collar player who leaves it all on the line every game, something the fans in Chicago can appreciate.
The Bulls defeated the Hornets to earn their first win of the season. Through four games, Chicago has been abysmal on the defensive end. Bobby Portis is one of their better interior defenders and has looked more comfortable on offense. It’s one of the main reasons why head coach Fred Hoiberg is starting Portis over Jabari Parker while second-year forward Lauri Markkanen is out with a right elbow injury.
Chicago drafted Portis with the 22nd overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. In 73 regular-season games last year, Portis averaged 13.2 points and 6.8 rebounds while shooting 47.1 percent from the field, 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free-throw line.