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A rejuvenated Kanter is averaging 15.5 points and 9.4 rebounds while shooting 55 percent from the field since being traded. His smile broadens while he raves about his new point guard and mentor. "I have no words," Kanter said. "He has been unbelievable. He is helping his teammates, he is scoring the ball, and he is rebounding. He has been really good." NBA.com

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Here’s the rest of Kanter’s first interview as a member of the Thunder and a Vine of him shooting around: How’d you first hear of the trade? On social media. Just went from there. Any idea it might be the the Thunder? I didn’t have any idea where I might be going. I’m happy it’s Thunder. Oklahoman

February 20, 2015 Updates

Durant said he favors the trade despite losing Perkins, whom he singled out for his late-night motivational phone calls during his infamous MVP speech. "I like the pickup of those guys," Durant said. "Me as a leader, I've got to make sure they feel comfortable the second they walk through that door. "I like what everybody brings to the table. It's just a matter of us building the chemistry up." USA Today Sports

February 19, 2015 Updates

“Enes and I spoke today. As far as I’m concerned I’ve enjoyed coaching him the whole time I’ve been here,’’ Snyder said. “There was nothing spectacular about the conversation in any way. I think our whole group is committed to improving the best we can, Enes included, and that’s the message that’s there and the whole group understands that.’’ Deseret News

Burke said he didn’t even know about Kanter’s comments until he got to New York for the Rising Stars Challenge, which he participated in with teammates Rudy Gobert and Dante Exum, last week. “He didn’t say anything to anyone — I think he was kind of down and let the emotions get the best of him,’’ Burke said. “Enes is a great guy, has a great heart, no one on this team dislikes him. We understand we’re all human beings and let the emotions get the best of us at times. So we understand, if he’s still here, and we hope he is, we’re definitely going to treat him the same way and he's still going to have a significant role on this team.’’ Deseret News

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