Report: Jazz to meet with Wizards restricted free agent Bobby Portis once free agency starts
As a restricted free agent, Portis can sign an offer sheet with another team like the Jazz and then the Wizards would have 48 hours to match the deal or let Portis walk.
The Utah Jazz are expected to meet with Washington Wizards RFA Bobby Portis once free agency starts, League Sources tell The Athletic. The meeting, sources say, is expected to take place in Los Angeles. Portis also holds major interest from the New York Knicks, among others
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The Wizards acquired Portis from the Chicago Bulls in February in the Otto Porter Jr. trade. The power forward averaged 14.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 50 games with the Bulls and Wizards while shooting 44.4 percent from the field, 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free-throw line.
Portis is reportedly seeking as much as $16 million per season this summer. The Jazz could part ways with Derrick Favors soon. His contract is non-guaranteed until July 5. Portis is a good rebounder and a guy who plays with a lot of passion and grit. He can also knock down the mid range jumper and has improved his 3-point shooting as well.
The Jazz acquired veteran point guard Mike Conley from the Memphis Grizzlies. They now have a lethal Big 3 of Conley, Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert. Adding Portis to the mix in Utah would be a good move, but the price has to be right.