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A Story on Enes Kanter’s Success with OKC

I know he doesn't play there anymore, but how did we ever miss this picture?

I know he doesn’t play there anymore, but how did we ever miss this picture?

Enes Kanter has a bad habit of getting the short end of the stick. First it was the NCAA’s stupid rules, then it was playing in Salt Lake City.

A trade deadline move by the Oklahoma City Thunder has put a new pep in his step, averaging 18.3 points, 11 points and 1.1 assists, all career highs.

The Oklahoman chronicled Kanter’s story from the beginning, providing interesting insight to the incident that made him ineligible at Kentucky and what he’s had to do to overcome the obstacle.

These days, Kanter looks like the happiest guy in Oklahoma City. Even as his injury-plagued team finishes up a disappointing season, Kanter can’t stop smiling.

He towel-waves from the bench after Mitch McGary jumpers in mop-up time. He mauls Anthony Morrow in celebration after a three against the hapless Kings. He searches out Russell Westbrook high-fives like a kid chasing Halloween candy. Kanter scores a lot and smiles more.

“There was a resurrection,” Kanter’s good friend Mevlüt Hilmi Çinar says of his arrival in OKC. “He came back to life.”

You know who else came back to life?  The Undertaker.

NewsOK: Enes Kanter’s twisted, complicated, controversial path finally leads him to a basketball home in OKC

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

1 Comment for A Story on Enes Kanter’s Success with OKC



  1. UKFaninNY
    9:07 pm April 12, 2015 Permalink

    His numbers are better but you do realize that not only are the Jazz much better without him but OKC is actually better when he’s on the bench.