Enes Kanter Rumors

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Enes Kanter
Position: C
Born: 05/20/92
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:261 lbs. / 118.8 kg.
Salary: $16,407,500
Around that same time, Mehmet Okur was also playing for Utah, right? Enes Kanter: Yes. He gave me lots of help. He would take me in his Ferrari to get food. I spent some time with him. I guess I could say he acted like a big brother to me. Anyway, later, he left the team. But he did some great stuff on that team, and left some great impressions of Turkey behind when he left. Anyway, with 11 matches remaining in the 2012 season, I dislocated my shoulder and had to have an operation. How did that make you feel? Enes Kanter: I was really down. I started to pray more actually. I considered quitting basketball altogether around that time. Anyway, one day Mevlüt Çınar Bey came to visit me. I told him my thoughts about quitting basketball. He told me he didn’t think it was a very good idea, and that I should reconsider. He convinced me. Around that time, I also went to visit Fethullah Gülen. After that visit, I felt relieved. I realized basketball could be a way for me to share my thoughts about my country and my values. But I wasn’t that happy in Utah.
Enes Kanter: Anyone who says Turkey is not even at the edge of my mind is in this way right: it’s not at the edge of my mind, it’s right in the middle of my heart! I want everyone to know that I am working as hard as I can to make our flag respected all over the world. I know that was a long answer, but this topic makes me very uncomfortable. I would like everyone in Turkey to know that I hope and pray that I will one day wear the national uniform for my country — with pride.
Following shootaround, Westbrook wasn’t just talking about himself being in Toronto for the Feb. 14 game. He was lobbying for more Thunder players at All-Star Weekend, including rookie Cameron Payne in the Rising Stars Challenge, Anthony Morrow in the 3-Point Contest, and Enes Kanter as a shoo-in for Sixth Man of the Year. Said Westbrook of Kanter deserving the Sixth Man of the Year Award: “It’s not even a question.”