3 sleepers for the Rockets to pursue in free agency

Bobby Portis #9 of the Milwaukee Bucks (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Bobby Portis #9 of the Milwaukee Bucks (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Houston Rockets target #3: Bobby Portis

Bobby Portis is the epitome of a player who can thrive on the right team. Prior to the 2020-21 season, Portis showed promise at times, with teams like the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards, but this season has shown that he can be an impactful, efficient player on a winning team.

This wasn’t Portis’ best season in the scoring department, but it was his best overall season. Portis joined the Bucks this past off-season to very little fanfare.

Although the move wasn’t talked about much at the time, Portis has made the most of his new opportunity. Portis is shooting a career-high from the 3-point line (47.1 percent) and from the field overall, shooting 52.3 percent.

Portis has reinvented himself since first coming into the league with the Bulls. He has always been a mobile big man, but now he has added a great outside shot, as shown in these highlights.

As you can see, Portis is also a decent defender and rebounder. Like any player that the Rockets will be looking at in free agency, it’s all about the contract. Portis is 26 and coming off a career year, so it’s hard to pinpoint exactly how much he will be looking for.

But safe to say that it will definitely be more than the little over three million he is making this year. Portis does have a player option for next year, but its virtually no chance he opts back in.

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