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Enes Kanter To Sign With Portland Trail Blazers

14 February, 2019, 08:53 | Author: Candice Daniels
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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).

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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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