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March 31, 2015 Updates

On the final day of transfers, Kanter moved from his former team, the Utah Jazz, to his new team, the Oklahoma City Thunder. “One of the things I first noticed about OKC Thunder is its professionalism. It is a sense of professionalism that encompasses everything, from the way the team is led to the way the system in general runs,” he said. “You could say I have really found a very comfortable atmosphere here. This team also really has a more successful cadre than what we had on the Jazz. It is a situation that not only makes playing more satisfying, but also allows you to think about building a more successful career. Of course, what we have before us on the horizon is the target of a NBA championship. I don't know if that will happen this year. We have a team that has the potential to do this. Let's just say ‘Inşallah'.” Today's Zaman

March 29, 2015 Updates

Kanter appeared to be walking away from the media earlier at the team’s shootaround, before being corralled by someone from the Thunder staff, just outside the locker room. Then he basically dissed the Jazz and its organization. “The difference is I like playing basketball there, that’s the most important thing,’’ he said. “I never liked playing basketball before in my NBA career. That’s the first time I felt like playing basketball for my team, for the fans, for my teammates, for coaches — everybody.’’ Deseret News

“Almost everything was a frustration,’’ he said. “It wasn’t just a one or two-game frustration it was a three-and-a-half-year frustration.‘’ “It wasn’t just basketball stuff,’’ he continued. “It was (the) professionalism. After seeing OKC, I was like ‘This is how NBA teams are.’ It was like you’re in a dream and you don’t want to open your eyes you don’t want to end that dream. Oklahoma City has been like that for me.’’ Deseret News

Kanter wasn’t totally negative in his comments, saying he still “respects” the coaches and players in Utah, that he still has some friends here and that “I’m really happy for both sides,’’ after the trade. But he didn’t shy away from saying how much better things are for him in Oklahoma City. “I love it,’’ he said. “It’s something I never experienced before and I actually love playing basketball there and am so comfortable. Everything — the fans, the coaches the team . . . it is amazing. Everything fell into place and I never felt anything like that before. It’s just so different.’’ Deseret News

March 28, 2015 Updates

The Denver Nuggets have claimed guard Ian Clark off waivers, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today. Clark, 6-3, 180, appeared in 23 games for the Utah Jazz this season, averaging 1.9 points in 7.0 minutes per game. He also played in seven games for Utah’s D-League affiliate the Idaho Stampede, posting averages of 14.0 points and 2.7 assists. Clark, undrafted out of Belmont College in 2013, has appeared in a total of 46 games over two seasons with Utah, averaging 2.4 points in 7.2 minutes. He will not be available for Denver’s game at Portland tonight. NBA.com

The Denver Nuggets claimed guard Ian Clark off waivers, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Utah Jazz waived Clark on Thursday. Clark played in 23 games for the Jazz, averaging 1.9 points in seven minutes a game. He averaged 14 points in seven games for the Jazz’s NBA Development League affiliate in Boise. Clark, 23, was an undrafted free agent out of Belmont College in 2013. Yahoo! Sports

Brian Windhorst: The Nuggets have claimed Ian Clark off waivers from the Jazz. Nuggets need to add players to reach the salary floor Twitter @WindhorstESPN

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