With the NBA off-season in full swing, rumors involving the Milwaukee Bucks have been coming in left and right.
Lately, there’s been a spike in accounts claiming that they have legitimate insight into the plans of certain teams this off-season, one of which has been the Bucks. One rumor that has been making the rounds is that the Bucks could look to trade any three of Bobby Portis, Grayson Allen, and Pat Connaughton in exchange for a certain player who will not be named.
Sure, not every account that isn’t ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski or The Athletic’s Shams Charania is automatically fraudulent, but given just how many of those accounts “reporting” rumors lately have appeared, it’s not far-fetched to think at least a few of them are illegitimate. Bobby Portis seems to think so as well, as he seemingly expressed his clear-cut thoughts on the matter in a recent tweet. Tell them how you really feel, Bobby.
Bobby Portis gets honest about recent Milwaukee Bucks trade rumors
Although this tweet does not signal that Portis will definitely be on the team next season, it does quiet the notion at least a bit that they are currently looking to move him, at least in the current rumor making the rounds. Nothing is set in stone at this point, and anything can change at any given moment in time. Yet, Portis clearly wants it to be known that he’s planning on being a Buck for quite a while.
A trade could certainly be useful for the Bucks, as their point guard room is incredibly thin right now, having lost Jevon Carter to the Chicago Bulls in free agency. Yet, perhaps the Bucks aren’t even eyeing a trade right now and want to fill their roster, primarily their backup point guard hole, via free agency, as they’ve still got a few open roster spots. Time will tell. The Bucks clearly value Portis, so it would not be surprising if they wanted to keep him around for now.
For now, Bobby Portis doesn’t want fans to trust these “sources” some people claim to have, and understandably so.
Stay tuned for more Milwaukee Bucks analysis, breakdowns, and rumors this NBA off-season.