Pass or Pursue: Top 10 NBA Center Free Agents in 2022

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3. Bobby Portis (Player Option)

Height: 6-10
Age: 27

Right off the bat, it's hard to see Bobby Portis wanting to leave the situation he has in Milwaukee, but I have to be thorough here. The Arkansas native has established himself as one of the best 3-point shooting bigs in the league, burying 39%, 35.8%, 47.1%, and 39.3% of his perimeter shots over the last four seasons.

Fresh off an NBA title, Portis had the best statistical season of his career in 2021-22, averaging 14.6 points and 9.1 rebounds per game in 72 games played. Portis has always been a productive player, but his current situation with the Bucks is picture perfect for a glue guy like him. With a core of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday, and Khris Middleton to work with, his Bucks should be able to repeat even with Middleton's recent injury.

In San Antonio, Portis would fit in seamlessly as a big that can do dirty work while stretching the floor. "If the Spurs let go of Jakob and want to draft a center, I'd go for a good vet to come off the bench. I think McGee would be a sneaky good pickup in that case but I also wouldn't mind Portis," said Air Alamo writer Roberto Araiza.

While it's unlikely Portis will be going anywhere, I'm all for San Antonio keeping tabs on him if the situation presents itself.

Air Alamo Staff: 6 yes