The Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday bolstered their bench for a Western Conference playoff push, signing veteran big man Enes Kanter for the remainder of the season.
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". "He's an impact player with Playoff experience that will be an excellent fit with our style of play". They were now able to come out on top of the sweepstakes after several teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, showed interest.
The Blazers, who host the Golden State Warriors Wednesday night in their final game before the All-Star break, are in fourth place in the West, tied with the Houston Rockets (33-23).
The Blazers signed Kanter as a restricted free agent to a four-year, $70 million offer sheet in 2015. Kanter, still just 26, apparently did not qualify, as he will be a free agent after this season.
In eight seasons with Utah, Oklahoma City and New York, Kanter has averaged 11.9 points and 7.6 rebounds.
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. He appeared in 44 games. This is a really solid addition for the Blazers, who now have Kanter, Jusuf Nurkić, Meyers Leonard and Jake Layman manning the front court.
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Rickie Childers clarified Tuesday that the woman was found in the bedroom but was not involved in contacting police. Five family members, including a baby, were found dead at this southeast Texas home.
North Korea has for decades said the exercises amount to preparation to invade the North - a notion the USA strongly denies. President Donald Trump in Hanoi . "It certainly beats the alternative of what we were living with in 2017", Abrams said.
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Spurs head into the game on the back of three straight wins, while they're unbeaten in their last four matches in the competition. Pochettino also got his players to get closer to Jadon Sancho , and the England worldwide was subdued in the second period.
That is helping Texas cling onto the No. 11 spot in the national class rankings, and as the top class in the Big 12. He was scheduled to visit Florida State over the weekend but canceled the visit and committed to Georgia instead.
State Senate Leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, said "North Carolina lost a strong advocate and I lost a friend. In December Jones was granted a leave of absence until the end of the congressional session .
Instead, Cosby prefers to speak to his wife by phone, three times a day for three minutes each, Wyatt confirmed. When asked how Cosby was surviving behind bars, Wyatt explained that Cosby was a mentally strong man.
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