The New York Knicks had a busy offseason.
Brand new Knicks forward, Bobby Portis likes what he sees in NYC with the orange and blue.
“I’m very excited,” Portis told me. “Just have to get up here and get started.”
From the state of Arkansas, New York City is a brave new world for Portis. “I don’t know much yet,” he said.
“But I”m going to be getting to know it. Other than coming her for the Draft in 2015, this is going to be my first official time staying here.”
Portis has a lane to be successful in the Big Apple. His running start began last season.
In stints with the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards, Portis averaged 14.2 points and 8.6 rebounds per game; all career highs.
Portis’ ability to stretch the floor from positions 3 to 5 is vastly underrated. He shot a carer 36% from downtown and in fact, during his brief stint with the Wizards last season, he shot 40.3 percent from the 3-point line in only 28 games.
Icing on the cake?
He takes care of his body.
Portis has become a health-food fanatic and workout demon He has a cheat code.
According to the New York Post, he also has a stake in a healthy-snack company and is known for his 12-hour workdays in June and July when many NBA players are taking it easy.
That mindset began since he was drafted in 2015. Right after being drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 2015, I asked him what he knew about popular Chicago restaurant, Harold’s Chicken Shack.
He knew about it.
He just can’t eat it.
Portis has been active since signing with the Knicks. Earlier this month, he was in Philadelphia participating in the Rumph Classic at Lasalle University.
Knicks got a steal in Bobby Portis!
Caught up with him tonight in Philadelphiavat the Danny Rumph Classic.
Wait til you hear what he told me about NYC and the Knicks. pic.twitter.com/pL6eUGtC9A
— 👑📍Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson (@ScoopB) August 2, 2019
Worth noting: Toronto Raptors NBA Champion Kyle Lowry and the Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum were either in attendance or participating at the Rumph Classic.
In an offseason where many had hoped that a Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant pairing was happening at least in Manhattan with the New York Knicks, the orange and blue have a player in Portis who is a hard worker.
He has the opportunity to have a breakout year …read more