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
Think of it as a down payment on next year’s team. With Durant presumably back in the fold, the Thunder will be comfortably under the tax in 2016-17 thanks to the rise in the cap and tax thresholds — even with Kanter’s $17.1 million on the books. But for established teams like the Thunder, the cap spike is somewhat of a misnomer. Had they not matched the Kanter offer, they wouldn’t have had room to replace him with a comparable free agent a year from now. “I’ve always thought that cap space was fool’s gold,” an Eastern Conference executive said.
via CBSSports.com
The Thunder have matched the Portland Trail Blazers ‘ offer sheet for Enes Kanter. Kanter signed a maximum-level four-year deal with a player option on the fourth year with the Blazers on Thursday worth $70 million. With Kanter being a restricted free agent, the Thunder had three days to match the offer. They took all three. “We traded for Enes last season with the intention of keeping him as a member of the Thunder for several years to come, and we are excited that he will continue with us,” Thunder general manager Sam Presti said in a statement. “He adds valuable depth to our roster, diversity to our frontcourt and the dimension that he brings offensively will positively impact our team.”
via ESPN.com
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The Oklahoma City Thunder has exercised its right of first refusal and matched the offer sheet extended to center Enes Kanter by the Portland Trail Blazers, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We traded for Enes last season with the intention of keeping him as a member of the Thunder for several years to come, and we are excited that he will continue with us,” said Presti. “He adds valuable depth to our roster, diversity to our frontcourt and the dimension that he brings offensively will positively impact our team.”
via NBA.com
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