Free agent center Enes Kanter is headed to Portland after being waived by the New York Knicks.
He confirmed his new chapter via Twitter:
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) February 13, 2019
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was first with the news.
The eighth-year center averaged 14 points and 10.5 rebound season with New York this season. The Knicks tried to find a trade partner for Kanter by the February 7 deadline, but no luck.
Terms of his deal with Portland aren’t available yet, but the 26-year-old was also being pursued by the Los Angeles Lakers, Wojnarowski reported.
Blazers beat a crowded field for Kanter, including the Lakers, per sources. Kanter is an important addition for Blazers, where he’ll play a good share of minutes. Portland signed Kanter to a $70M offer sheet in 2015, which OKC matched. https://t.co/1Qdd1Ff43G
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 13, 2019