Bobby Portis says Wizards ‘a good fit for me through and through’
Bobby Portis becomes a restricted free agent this summer, but it sounds like the power forward wants to remain with the Washington Wizards.
The Wizards acquired Portis from the Chicago Bulls in the Otto Porter Jr. trade. As a restricted free agent, Portis is eligible to sign an offer sheet with another team if he wants to, and then Washington would have 48 hours to match the offer or let the big man walk:
“Everything is pretty good, man,” Portis told Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington. “I like being a Wizard. I love being here. I think this is a good fit for me through and through.
“I was a small town guy growing up, but now I think I’m a big city guy. It’s kind of hard to go from Chicago or Washington something much smaller than these two. I love the big city. There’s always a lot of things to do. I don’t really like being home like I used to. I don’t watch TV.”
In 10 games with the Wizards, Portis is averaging 15.0 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists. The 24-year-old Arkansas native is shooting 46.1 percent from the field, 42.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free-throw line.
It will be interesting to see what kind of contract Portis will sign this summer and if Washington wants to bring him back. The Wizards are currently fighting for their playoff lives.