Nevertheless, several NBA teams will pursue Kanter, including potentially the Dallas Mavericks, sources said. Surprisingly, the Milwaukee Bucks have yet to express an interest in Kanter, nor have they broached a meeting with him in free agency — despite their needs and his averages against their franchise over the past three seasons: 19.2 points and 10 rebounds per game.
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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.
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The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday they have acquired guard Luke Ridnour and cash considerations from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for the draft rights to forward Tomislav Zubcic. Ridnour, 6-foot-2, 175 pounds, has averaged 9.3 points, 4.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 26.1 minutes in 830 career games (493 starts). He has played with Seattle (2003-08), Milwaukee (2008-10, 2013-14), Minnesota (2010-13), Charlotte (2013-14) and Orlando (2014-15).