Knicks Add Bobby Portis, Reggie Bullock, Wayne Ellington, Elfrid Payton To Free-Agent Class, Reports Say

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The Knicks reportedly made three more free-agent acquisitions late Sunday night and Monday morning.

New York and power forward Bobby Portis agreed to a two-year, $31 million contract, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported. The Knicks also reached a two-year, $21 million deal with swingman Reggie Bullock, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. And the Knicks have landed journeyman shooting guard Wayne Ellington on a two-year, $16 million contract, ESPN reported. In addition, New York has reached an agreement with point guard Elfrid Payton on a two-year, $16 million deal, according to Charania.

Earlier Sunday, the Knicks agreed to deals with Julius Randle and Taj Gibson.

Wizards forward Bobby Portis shoots the ball against the Orlando Magic on March 13, 2019, at Capital One Arena in Washington. Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Images

Portis, 24, was a first-round draft pick by the Chicago Bulls in 2015. In 50 games last season with the Bulls and Washington Wizards, whom he was traded to in February, the 6-foot-11 Portis averaged 14.2 points and 8.6 rebounds. 

Bullock, 28, was a first-round pick by the Los Angeles Clippers in 2013. He split the 2018-19 season between the Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Lakers, averaging 11.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.

Ellington, 31, is joining his ninth team in 11 years. He also has played for the Timberwolves, Grizzlies, Cavaliers, Mavericks, Lakers, Nets, Heat and Pistons. Last season, he averaged 10.3 points per game for Miami and Detroit. 

Payton, 25, was the 10th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. The Knicks will be the fourth team the point guard has played for in the last three seasons, following stints with the Magic, Suns and Pelicans. In 42 games last season, Payton averaged 10.6 points, 7.6 assists and 5.2 rebounds per game for New Orleans.

In other Knicks news, forward Mario Hezonja agreed to a one-year minimum deal with the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, ESPN reported. He averaged 8.8 points and 4.1 rebounds last season, his only year with the Knicks.