Enes Kanter Rumors

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Enes Kanter
Enes Kanter
Position: C
Born: 05/20/92
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:261 lbs. / 118.8 kg.
Salary: $17,884,176
Kanter talks about what David Fizdale has told him about his role: “Actually, he wanted me to start taking threes. That’s what he said. He actually texted me too and he was like, ‘Hey man, have you been shooting threes? Have you been practicing threes?’ I think he wants me to shoot more threes now because he wants me to stretch the court,” Kanter said Saturday. “I think teams will have an even tougher time if I spread out the court and start shooting threes. I think that’s what he thinks.” Kanter has been working on his 3-point shot.
21 hours ago via ESPN
Mehmet Kanter, the father of New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, has been indicted by a Turkish court on charges he was “a member of a terrorist organization,” Turkish state media reported on Monday. The indictment says the elder Kanter was contacted by 127 people with ties to exiled, U.S.-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, whose religious movement has been designated as a terrorist group by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.
Enes Kanter, a former Oklahoma City Thunder center, has been a vocal critic of Erdogan. His Turkish passport was canceled last year. “No matter what happens, I will continue to keep fighting for human rights and freedom of speech; justice and democracy above all,” Kanter said in a statement to ESPN’s Ian Begley. “I will stand for what I believe in. All I’m doing is trying to be the voice of all those innocent people.”
1 day ago via ESPN
Kanter has been coy about his future, hinting one way or another over the last few months. But his real decision-making will come after the draft June 21. After that, he says, teams will have a better idea of where they’ll stand and their interest in and need for him, so he’ll have the information needed to choose what he wants to do. “The only thing I’m doing right now is waiting for the draft,” he told The Athletic. “After the draft we’ll see what’s going to happen. Because the draft a lot of things can change, for the Knicks and for the whole league. Because people are going to leave. Waiting for LeBron to decide and everything. I’m waiting for the draft to happen and then we’ll see.”
Storyline: Enes Kanter Free Agency
Kanter’s preference remains to sign a long-term contract, and he’ll talk to the Knicks first before any other machinations, but he knows this summer could be a frigid one for free agents. Few teams could have enough cap room to give him the money he would pass on if he opted out. “It’s a tough summer,” he said. “It’s a very tough summer. But we’ll see, though. If the smartest thing is to opt in, I’ll opt in. If the smartest thing is to opt out, I’ll opt out. We’ll see. I’ll talk to the Knicks, too, of course.”