Bucks' Portis declining $4.6M option, agent says

by Gordon Dixon - Milwaukee Bucks forward Bobby Portis will decline his $4.6 million player option and become a free agent, his agent told ESPN.

Milwaukee Bucks' Bobby Portis declining $4.6M option, to become free agent 4:57 PM ET ESPN Milwaukee Bucks forward Bobby Portis has informed the team that he'll decline his $4.6 million option and become a free agent, his agent, Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday. A year ago, after helping the Bucks win a title, Portis declined a $3.8 million option and became a free agent. He ultimately stayed in Milwaukee on a two-year, $9 million contract that included a player option in the second year. Editor's Picks What every NBA team can and can't trade this offseason 7h Bobby Marks 1 Related Portis, 27, started 59 of his 72 games last season, largely as a fill-in for an injured Brook Lopez and averaged 14.6 points and 9.1 rebounds while shooting 47.9% from the field and 39.3% from 3-point range. Portis has started seven playoff games in the past two years in Milwaukee and averaged 15.4 points and 11.3 rebounds during them.