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Report: Knicks signing Bobby Portis to two-year, $31M million deal

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 07: Bobby Portis #5 of the Washington Wizards heads for the net as Mario Hezonja #8 and Kevin Knox #20 of the New York Knicks defend at Madison Square Garden on April 07, 2019 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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The Knicks didn’t get Kevin Durant.

Their backup plan leaves plenty to be desired.

After agreeing to sign Julius Randle (three years, $63 million with a team option) and Taj Gibson (two years, $20 million), New York is adding yet another expensive big – Bobby Portis.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

Fred Katz of The Athletic:

Portis reportedly rejected a $40 million-$50 million extension from the Bulls last year, believed to be over four years. It’s astounding he’s going to recover so much money over the next two years and could very well come out ahead.

But Knicks.

New York also has promising young big Mitchell Robinson. How will everyone get enough playing time? Plenty of two-big lineups that will limit spacing for R.J. Barrett, Kevin Knox and other perimeter players.

At least Portis can stretch the floor some. But he’s more impressive as a stretch center than a stretch power forward. The Knicks’ offense could get clunky.