Bobby Portis
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New York Knicks forward Bobby Portis is confident in the team’s work ethic heading into the 2019-20 NBA season.

The New York Knicks missed out on numerous big-name free agents this summer. They could’ve signed superstars such as Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving. However, none of these potential deals worked out.

Thus, the Knicks went the alternate route and signed numerous veterans to short-term contracts. One such individual is Bobby Portis. Speaking with Joshua M. Hicks of We Are Regal Radio, Portis explained the work ethic of this current Knicks squad.

“[New York] is different but life is all about making adjustments,” Portis said. “I’ve been doing that my whole life making adjustments from team to team. I’m happy with the situation that I’m in. We have a team full of guys that are hard workers and are hungry. I think this is going to be a good season for us this season.”

Barring unforeseen injuries, Portis will come off the bench. That being said, his goal for the season requires him to be a second-unit guy.

“I want to be Sixth Man of the Year,” Portis said. “That’s always been my goal. I set that goal last year and I’m going to achieve it this year. I’ve been working very hard on my game. Trying to maintain my offense game and expand it. This is going to be a great season for me.”

The Knicks’ preseason slate begins on Oct. 7 when they take on the Washington Wizards. They have four exhibition games before beginning their regular season in San Antonio on Oct. 23.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.