Bobby Portis discussed his bench role with the New York Knicks this upcoming season in an interview with Marc Berman of the New York Post.
“I don’t care about starting or coming off the bench. I envision myself being a Sixth Man of the Year candidate. Last year I was in the running at the beginning of the season, playing well. That’s in the back of my mind for sure," said Portis.
Portis also compared the depth of the Knicks bench with the Clippers bench from last season, while adding that he was told beforehand that he will back up Mitchell Robinson
Portis added that he can make his impact on a game in a short amount of time.
“I think we’ll be a top-ranked [bench] after the Clippers with Lou [Williams] and Montrell Hazell — that’s pretty strong. With our bench we have really good weapons in me, Marcus [Morris], Taj [Gibson], Allonzo Trier, Wayne Ellington. The list goes on... I go out and play with a ton of passion and play the right way. In the amount of minutes, 20 to 26, I can affect the game in a lot of positive ways.”