Bobby Portis

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Bobby Portis

Bobby Portis

Who is Bobby Portis?

Bobby Portis is an NBA basketball player. Bobby Portis recently committed to the Milwaukee Bucks for a two-year, $7.5 million deal, underscoring his talent. With one of the most well-known franchises in the world, Portis’ future seems promising.

He had always been regarded as one of the top young talents by NBA coaches and fans alike.

Therefore, the Bulls’ fans were indignant when Portis was traded to the Wizards.

Childhood & Early Career

Bobby Portis was born on 10 February 1995, in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.A.

Bobby had a really difficult childhood because he never had a father figure.

Young Portis was reared by his mother, Tina Edward, on her alone with some assistance from her father, Otis.

The mother-son pair resided in the Little Rock projects, one of the seediest areas because they were penniless.

For instance, Portis witnessed gunfire near his home while he was in the fifth grade.

But regrettably, this happened frequently in the area of the neighborhood where they lived.

As a result, Edwards had always taken care to keep young Bobby away from those negative influences since the Arkansas native was a child.

In addition, she wished for her son to develop into the best basketball player possible.

She also made sure Bobby concentrated on his schoolwork just in case.

A young Portis had to do both tasks as a result.

He did it with distinction, keeping up a respectable 3.2 GPA throughout high school and college.

Additionally, he was among the best players in high school.

He was regarded as the best player to graduate from high school in the state of Arkansas to emphasize.

In addition, during his final season at the University of Arkansas, Portis received consideration for SEC Player of the Year.

Unsurprisingly, Bobby only spent two years with the University of Arkansas before declaring for the 2015 NBA Draft after wowing fans and scouts alike.

There was no question that the intelligent power forward would be selected in the first round of the NBA draft and join the league.

Contract & Net Worth

Bobby Portis has a net worth of $10 million. Bobby made $1.3 million in his first season with the Chicago Bulls, which is a staggering amount of money for a rookie.

The power forward for the Knicks has a lucrative contract this year, with a guaranteed salary of $15 million with the New York-based team.

According to the agreement, Bobby will play for the Knicks for a season with the possibility of an additional year’s extension.

The Arkansas-born player’s net worth will undoubtedly rise as a result of the hefty contract, which begins this season. Additionally, this is only his sixth NBA season.

Therefore, Portis still has a long career ahead of him to establish himself and make even more money.

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Facts of Bobby Portis

Full Name Bobby Portis
Birth Date 10 February 1995
Birth Place Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.A
Nick Name Crazy Eyes
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
High-School  Hall High School
College  University of Arkansas
Horoscope Aquarius
Father’s Name Not available
Mother’s Name Tina Edward
Siblings Jared Portis, Jamaal Portis, Jarod Portis
Age 27 Years Old
Height 6’10″ (2.08 m)
Weight 113 kg (250 lbs)
Wingspan 2.18 m
Shoe Size Not available
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Measurement Not Available
Build Athletic
Married No
Girlfriends Kanesha Woods
Spouse None
Position Power Forward/Center
Profession Basketball Player
Current team Milwaukee Bucks
Drafted year 2015 (Round: 1 / 22nd overall pick)
Net Worth $10 million
Salary  1.391 million USD
Career Earnings $24,541,006
Franchises New York Knicks (Current), Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls (Former)
Jersey Number #5 Chicago Bulls
#5 Washington Wizards
#1 Ney York Knicks
#9 Milwaukee Bucks
Social Media Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
Merch Bobby Portis Gears, Jersey, Bucks Jersey, Autograph, Rookie Card
Last Update July 2022

Professional Career

On June 25, 2015, the Chicago Bulls selected Bobby with the 22nd overall pick in the NBA Draft, making Bobby’s dream come true.

The opportunity to play against his future team, the New York Knicks, was the high point of Portis’ rookie season.

The native of Arkansas recorded 20 points and 11 rebounds in that contest.

The Bulls sent Portis to Chicago’s D-league affiliate the next season, a development league for players who are not yet at the level of the NBA. Bobby then had his first challenge in his early career.

Bobby Portis
Bobby Portis in a basketball match. Source: wikiblog

On the other hand, the large power forward was able to pick himself up and secure a third season with the team.

The key factors were Portis’ potential and never-say-die mentality throughout his two seasons with the Chicago Bulls.

Mirotic and Portis

The Bulls’ confidence in Bobby was rewarded as he recorded a career-high 13.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.7 assists.

The physical altercation between Portis and teammate Nikola Mirotic was the season’s biggest talking point.

As a result of several face fractures and concussions, Mirotic was forced to go to the hospital. The Bulls also handed down an eight-game suspension to the gifted power forward.

The experience, however, served as a wake-up call for the Arkansas native.

For instance, Portis managed to score 38 points in the contest against the title-contender Philadelphia 76ers. It is his current highest point total.

Do the Bulls still have Portis?

Bobby’s nightmarish season the following year included only 22 games played, averaging 14.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists.

Unfortunately, it was sufficient for the Bulls to acquire him in a trade with the Washington Wizards.

The gifted power forward had always been regarded as one of the top young talents by NBA coaches and fans alike. Therefore, the Bulls’ fans were indignant when Portis was traded to the Wizards.

The outcome was that Bobby felt mistreated and determined to live up to everyone’s expectations.

To the delight of the Wizards, Bobby kept his promise by finishing the season with career-high totals of 14.3 points and 8.6 rebounds.

The Washington-based team finished ahead of the Bulls even though they were unable to qualify for the playoffs. Portis triumphed in the end, having the final laugh.

The Washington Wizards wanted the tall force to sign a new contract with them after his spectacular performances.

Portis, however, had other ideas because he had always wanted to play at Madison Square Garden, the Knicks’ home arena.

Bobby thus entered the free agency market in the hopes of signing with the team situated in New York.

Portis’ ambition came true when the New York Knicks signed him to a one-year contract with a one-year extension option.

The 61 games the native of Arkansas has played for the Knicks have seen him average 9.8 points and 5.1 rebounds. Bobby is an athlete, not a bit player, thus it wouldn’t be appropriate.

On the other hand, the power forward for the Knicks is only 26 years old, suggesting that Bobby still has a lot to offer the NBA.

Family & Kids

Bobby Portis has a romantic relationship with his attractive girlfriend Kanesha Woods.

The couple began dating in 2019, but nothing is known about them because they like to keep their relationship a secret.

In actuality, Portis has not publicly discussed the pair on social media.

The majority of the couple’s online images, nevertheless, must have been taken by friends or relatives.

Height, Weight & Age

Bobby Portis is 27 years old. In the NBA, a player’s height is typically 6 feet 7 inches.

Therefore, it is not surprising that the Arkansas native is 6 feet 10 inches tall, which is the ideal height for a power forward.

Additionally, at 230 pounds (113 kg), he is heavy and difficult to maneuver around and bounce off of.

The 8.6 rebounds per game that Portis averaged in the 2018–19 season emphasizes it even more.

Due to the fact that the majority of NBA players are over 7 feet tall, playing at the center position is entirely different.

Portis still needs to improve in order to, if he so chooses, develop into a top center player.

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Social Media

His Instagram has 142,000, his Twitter has 88,000 users and Facebook has 58,000 fans.