Bobby Portis

Bobby Portis (CHI) – “Crazy Eyes” | “James, James Portis” nike

(Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)
(Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)


CHI Power Forward: 6’11, 230 lbs; 3rd year, Arkansas 

NBA Role: (raw) scoring power forward • UnderDOG

The Bulls are hoping they’ve found another 1st round sleeper in the form of Bobby Portis, an energetic, fiery four man; coming out of Arkansas in 2015, Portis’s play has been up & down, despite showing some talent offensively: comfortable facing up, jumper extends to three-point land; needs to develop a few more elbow counters (turnarounds, fake passes), work on facing up rather than camping out downtown; likes fighting in the trenches for boards – rebounding was his forte in college, still working to improve upper body strength, timing & positioning in the pros; plays with FIRE – crowd favorite & morale booster*; defense is a work in progress to say the least, as well as maintaining efficiency over the course of 82 games; clear opportunity for minutes at PF – CHI’s relying on additional in-game experience to accelerate his development

*if Portis ever becomes a problem, opponents will never hear the end of it

Signature Move: fake handoff, midrange jumper

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 74


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Career: 6.9 points/game, 5 rebounds/game, 46% FG

SEC Player of the Year (2015)

Summer League Champion (2016)

More on “Crazy Eyes”

  • “One of Bobby’s Best Bucket Nights”Bobby Portis w/ a (then) career-high 20 points in a December loss to NY (via DownToBuck; Dec. 2015):