Enes Kanter RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:261 lbs. / 118.8 kg.
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:261 lbs. / 118.8 kg.
Adam Zagoria: The #Knicks have reached out to Enes Kanter, source confirms to @SNYtv . @FisolaNYDN previously reported.
David Aldridge: Knicks have not contacted Enes Kanter today, though there was contact previously. NY more likely going after Robin Lopez.
Royce Young: Hearing the Thunder are in a strong position with Enes Kanter. Both sides are eager to complete a deal.: 4 more rumors
Jeff Zillgitt: Thunder restricted free agent C Enes Kanter will meet with OKC first as reported, but Blazers are monitoring, may want to talk w/Kanter.
Enes Kanter — the Oklahoma City Thunder’s top free agent — has plan to meet with the franchise in Chicago on July 1, the two sides targeting an early contract completion. The Thunder and Kanter are expected to discuss three- and four-year contract sheets that could reach maximum-level money with incentives, sources told RealGM. For the organization and Kanter, a restricted free agent, there will be an early window in free agency to reach an agreement before one of the top five available big men pursues larger offers elsewhere.: 4 more rumors
Nevertheless, several NBA teams will pursue Kanter, including potentially the Dallas Mavericks, sources said. The Milwaukee Bucks’ developing, potential interest in Kanter will be interesting to follow, given their needs and his averages against their franchise over the past three seasons: 19.2 points and 10 rebounds per game.: 4 more rumors
Alex Kennedy: I’ve heard the Bucks and Celtics have some level of interest in Enes Kanter. With cap rising in 2016, Kanter wants a max or near-max deal. For Bucks and Celtics, other free agents are a priority over Enes Kanter. But there is some interest, especially if they miss on others. Reminder: Enes Kanter is a restricted free agent so the Oklahoma City Thunder can match any offer sheet he receives.
Eric Pincus: The Oklahoma City Thunder have given qualifying offers to Kyle Singler and Enes Kanter to make them restricted free agents @BBallInsiders
National team coach Ergin Ataman said Kanter was left out of the 20-man initial squad because “he did not apologize” for incidents in the past, while the 23-year-old player, an open supporter of U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, claimed the decision was based on his political views. “I wish that the decision and statement on this subject had been a professional one that suited the national team,” Kanter wrote on his Twitter account late on June 23 after the squad was announced. “The reasons presented do not reflect the truth, the reason I was not included in the squad is the values I believe in and my political stance,” he added.
Coach Ataman said the decision was not political. “I wanted to have a close relationship with Enes since I took over the job last year, but could not get any response,” he said after announcing the squad, which includes NBA players Ersan Ilyasova, Ömer Asik and Furkan Aldemir. “He still has not apologized to his teammates for past incidents, but he may be a part of the squad in the future,” Ataman added.
Enes Kanter wasn’t included in the Turkish national team, coach Ergin Ataman explained that it was a decision based on the indifference of the player towards the team, but Kanter has an other explanation. According to the talented forward, the reason behind this decision was political: “I wasn’t called in the national team because of my political views.
Q: What makes you confident the team can re-sign Enes Kanter this summer, and what did you see in Kyle Singler that makes you interested in bringing him back? Sam Presti: Both players stand to be restricted free agents in their early-to-mid 20’s, and this, in combination with the pending TV money hitting the system in the future made it possible for us to pursue both aggressively in trade while still maintaining confidence that we could continue to build a team around our core in the coming years. Enes is someone we are committed to seeing in a Thunder uniform moving forward. With regards to Singler, finding a player in free agency that can shoot close to 40% from the three point line over the course of a season, embrace various roles, and stand as one of your more fundamental players at 6-9 is unlikely when over the cap and tax. Therefore, we are hopeful we will be able to keep working with him in the future.
At the trade deadline, Boston was linked to impending free agents Reggie Jackson and Enes Kanter. But the Celtics are said to be lukewarm about both young talents. They are not totally sold on Jackson’s worth, and he would not be the best fit on a roster that already includes Marcus Smart, Avery Bradley and Isaiah Thomas. As for Kanter, the Celtics are not convinced he would qualify as a major improvement over their young big men, including Tyler Zeller, Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk. There is also a fear that Kanter – who clearly had no love for the Utah Jazz – has an inflated sense of self-worth that detracts from his ability to fit into a team concept.
Kicking the can down the road and sticking with the status quo isn’t going to be what ultimately convinces Durant to stay with the Thunder. Being proactive, not reactive, is. Presti showed that mentality this season, dealing two first-round picks in two separate deals to overhaul the roster’s depth while also breaking into the luxury tax. The expectation is they will re-sign Enes Kanter this offseason, only deepening their financial commitment.
Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, the team announced today. Kanter, who was acquired on Feb. 19 from the Utah Jazz, appeared in 26 games (26 starts) with the Thunder averaging 18.7 points on 56.6 percent shooting from the floor (196-of-346), 11.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 31.1 minutes per game.
When asked if the chemistry improved after the All-Star break, Derrick Favors said, “I think it was bound to happen either way. We practiced and got better on the defensive end.’’ Then there was Joe Ingles, whose locker was next to Kanter’s. “Enes was a good guy,’’ he said. “We had no issue with him in the locker room or on the court.’’
Trevor Booker who took issue with Kanter’s comments on the organization’s lack of professionalism and made a sarcastic tweet concerning him the night before, didn’t pile on when asked about the change after he left. “The locker room was fine when he was here and it was great after he left,’’ he said.