Kanter says he will sign with Celtics

NBA.com Global on Jul 02, 2019 07:25 AM
Kanter says he will sign with Celtics
PORTLAND, OR - MAY 5: Enes Kanter #00 of the Portland Trail Blazers reacts to play against the Denver Nuggets during Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs on May 5, 2019 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Center Enes Kanter has revealed where he will be playing next season.

Via a post on social media -- which came shortly after Shams Charania of The Athletic broke the news -- Kanter said he has agreed to a deal with the Celtics. Per Charania, Kanter will get a two-year, $10 million deal from Boston. The Celtics are reportedly losing their current center, Al Horford, to the Philadelphia 76ers after he reportedly agreed to a deal with them yesterday.

Kanter was key to the Portland Trail Blazers reaching the Western Conference finals as he became their starting center once Jusuf Nurkic was lost for the season.

He averaged 13.1 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals during the season for Portland and 11.4 ppg, 9.7 rpg and 1.2 apg in the playoffs.

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