Report: Bobby Portis declines Bucks player option, will become free agent

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- Milwaukee Bucks' fan-favorite Bobby Portis allegedly declined his $3.8 million-dollar player option and will become a free agent, according to an ESPN report.

The news came Saturday, July 31.

The report also state the most the Bucks can offer Portis, 26, is a $5.9 million-dollar exception.

Portis turned down lucrative offers to sign with the Bucks in the offseason in 2020. He took injured two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo's spot in the starting lineup during the NBA Eastern Conference Finals against Atlanta. His performance won over Bucks fans, with crowds frequently chanting "Bobby." Portis is noted for helping the Bucks win the NBA Championship in July against the Phoenix Suns. 

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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