Enes Kanter’s successful second half of the season (18.8 points and 11 rebounds) with Oklahoma City has earned the Turk big bucks. Last week it was reported that Kanter will head to Portland to replace LaMarcus Aldridge for $70 million over 4 years, but he may not have to pack his bags.
As a restricted free agent, Oklahoma City had until today to match Portland’s offer. ESPN’s David Aldridge and Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski are reporting that the Thunder plan to pay up to keep the big man. Staying with Durant and Westbrook is probably his best bet, making the Thunder a serious title contender next season.
Either way, the Enes is free and his pockets are full.
I’m sure the Blazers were pretty interested in acquiring Enes after THIS 27-point, 13-rebound performance against the Blazers earlier this year.