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Bobby Portis wants to be ‘Sixth Man of the Year’ with Knicks

Bobby Portis, Knicks

Bobby Portis wants to be “Sixth Man of the Year” with the New York Knicks.

Portis signed a two-year, $31 million deal with the Knicks this summer in free agency. He split time last season with the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards.

The energetic Portis is looking forward to playing in The Big Apple and showing off his improved game after working hard this offseason.

“I want to be Sixth Man of the Year,” Portis said, via Joshua M. Hicks of WAAR Media. “That’s always been my goal. I set that goal last year and I’m going to achieve it this year. I’ve been working very hard on my game. Trying to maintain my offense game and expand it. This is going to be a great season for me.”

Bobby Portis averaged 14.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 50 games in 2018-19 while shooting 44.4 percent from the field, 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free-throw line.

After missing out on stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving this summer, the Knicks used their cap space on Portis, Julius Randle, Taj Gibson, Marcus Morris, Wayne Ellington, Elfrid Payton and Reggie Bullock.

Portis and the other veterans on the Knicks will look to help Dennis Smith Jr., Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson and rookie RJ Barrett develop the right way in the upcoming campaign.