Free agency is looming and the Toronto Raptors have to start thinking who they’re going to add.
Bobby Portis certainly isn’t the fanciest name on the market, but he is a name the Toronto Raptors should consider in the offseason. Bobby Portis is currently on a two-year deal with the New York Knicks with the second year being a club-option that is expected to be declined by the team. This would make Bobby Portis an unrestricted free agent this upcoming free agency.
With Serge Ibaka searching for a lucrative deal and players like Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, and Marc Gasol becoming free agents as well, the Raptors will need to fill out their frontcourt depth. Bobby Portis may not be a starter, but there’s no doubt that’d he be a good backup Power Forward or Center.
If the Knicks do decline Bobby Portis’ $15.75 million team option, then Portis will probably fall in the $7-8 million range. With the Raptors continually keeping Giannis on their minds for the 2021 season, I can see a slightly more lucrative deal ($9-10 million) as long as it’s a one year deal.
You might think I’m insane and that Portis isn’t worth a fraction of what I suggested. Well, I’m here to convince you otherwise.