F Bobby Portis re-signing with Milwaukee, PJ Tucker to Miami
Bobby Portis isn’t done in Milwaukee after all, while PJ Tucker is.
Two days after it was reported he was declining his player option and becoming a free agent, news broke that Portis was re-signing with the Bucks on a two-year, $9 million deal.
Free agent Bobby Portis has agreed to a two-year, $9 million deal to return to the Milwaukee Bucks, with a second year player option, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 2, 2021
Portis took to Twitter to celebrate his staying in Milwaukee.
RUN THAT SHIT BACK! Proud to call Milwaukee my home. Wouldn’t want to be no where else! #UNDERDOG
To the fans, thank you for your continued support. Now let’s get it! pic.twitter.com/Xwp8Yfwry1
— Bobby BP Portis (@BPortistime) August 2, 2021
The 26-year-old became a fan favorite in his first year with the Bucks as they made their run to the NBA title. He was a pivotal player off the bench much of the year and stepped into the starting lineup when Giannis Antetokounmpo went down with an injury in the Eastern Conference Finals. He scored 22 points in an important Game 5 win in that series and then had 16 when Milwaukee finished off the Suns in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Meanwhile, Tucker is headed to Miami after a short but vital stay in Milwaukee. Acquired in a trade with Houston, Tucker gave the Bucks some of the grittiness and defense they had been missing. When Donte DiVincenzo was lost with an injury in the first round of the playoff, Tucker stepped into the starting lineup and produced game after game.
PJ Tucker is signing a two-year, $15 million deal with Miami, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. https://t.co/Pti5ZYmeg0
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 3, 2021