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Kanter signs with Trail Blazers

14 February, 2019, 08:57 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
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Free-agent center Enes Kanter has signed a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, he said Wednesday.

The 26-year-old Turkish big man became available after being waived by the New York Knicks at the National Basketball Association trading deadline last Thursday.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski was first with the news. It is a blessing to continue to compete at the highest level!

The Blazers signed Kanter as a restricted free agent to a four-year, $70 million offer sheet in 2015. But after playing in 44 games - including 23 starts - Kanter fell out of favor when the team chose to shift its priorities toward developing their young big men. He did not travel with the New York Knicks to London for a game in January because he said he feared for his safety.

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It has been an eventful season for the Turkish Kanter, who also has verbally jabbed with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey.

Kanter had fallen out of the Knicks' rotation, losing his starting spot after just five games, as the Knicks pile up the losses and prioritize their younger players.

The eighth-year center averaged 14 points and 10.5 rebound season with NY this season. Hood and Kanter should be key bench contributors over the final two months of the season as the Blazers jostle for playoff positioning.

After 1.5 seasons with the Knicks, Kanter only played in three of the team's last 12 games for head coach David Fizdale and voiced his displeasure with his role.

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