Veteran big man Bobby Portis signed a four-year, $49 million contract to return to the Milwaukee Bucks, multiple reports said Thursday.
Portis spent the last two seasons in Milwaukee and earlier this week declined a $4.6 million option for 2022-23 to become a free agent in pursuit of a larger deal.
Portis had early Bird rights with the Bucks, allowing the team to re-sign him at a max of four years and $49 million.
The 6-foot-10 journeyman posted career highs of 14.6 points and 9.1 rebounds per game in 2021-22.
After previous stays with the Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards and New York Knicks, Portis signed with the Bucks in free agency ahead of the 2020-21 season -- just in time to help them win an NBA title.
In 453 career games (120 starts), Portis has averaged 11.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.
--Field Level Media