Enes Kanter Signs with the Portland Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers Sign Center Enes Kanter

Free agent center Enes Kanter is headed to Portland after being waived by the New York Knicks. I look forward to helping the Blazers achieve the ultimate goal of competing for a championship. They were now able to come out on top of the sweepstakes after several teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, showed interest.

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. Kanter is an important addition for Blazers, where he'll play a good share of minutes.

The Blazers are 33-23 on the season and tied with the Houston Rockets for fourth spot in the Western Conference standings and Kanter is expected to bring much needed rebounding and playoff experience to the roster. The Trail Blazers tendered an offer sheet to Kanter when he was a restricted free agent in 2015, though Oklahoma City eventually matched. Before the trade deadline, Portland acquired Rodney Hood to supplement the team's wing rotation.

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Kanter's role with the Knicks had decreased in the weeks leading up to the deadline, which led him to express displeasure over his limited role.

In about a year and a half in New York, Kanter was a productive member of the starting unit, averaging 14.0 points and 10.8 rebounds in a little over 25 minutes per game. He appeared in 44 games.

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