Enes Kanter To Sign With Portland Trail Blazers

Enes Kanter

Former New York Knicks center Enes Kanter has agreed to a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, less than a week after being released by the Knicks shortly after the NBA's trade deadline.

Kanter made the news official in a post on Twitter, saying he looks forward "to helping the Blazers achieve the ultimate goal of competing for a championship". Excited to meet me new teammates, coaches, staff and most importantly the fans. "Let's go Rip City".

The Knicks officially waived Kanter on Thursday's trade deadline and ate the remainder of his $18.6 million contract for this season - the reason they couldn't trade him.

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As Kanter averaged 14.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in just 25.6 minutes, he headlined what is expected to be a strong buyout market. After playing two seasons with the Thunder, Kanter was traded along with Doug McDermott to NY in exchange for Carmelo Anthony.

He would later find himself on a number of national television telecasts that summer including FS1's Undisputed and The Herd, serving as a promoter of sorts for a Knicks team looking to make a splash in the following free agent period. The Blazers are 33-23, tied with the Houston Rockets for fourth in the Western Conference entering Wednesday's games.

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