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Rip City Project 2 hours ago

Portland Trail Blazers: Q&A with Enes Kanter

Check out a quick Q&A with the newest Portland Trail Blazers big man, Enes Kanter. The newest player to enter the Portland Trail Blazers fray is none other than Enes Kanter. After being waived by the New York Knicks at this year’s February 7 trade deadline, the Turkish big man chose to make Rip City […] Portland Trail Blazers: Q&A with Enes Kanter - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge 14 hours ago
Lillard Helped Convince Kanter to Sign With the Blazers

Lillard Helped Convince Kanter to Sign With the Blazers

Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports from Kanter’s first practice with the team. The Portland Trail Blazers offered Enes Kanter a four-year, $70 million deal in 2015, and although the Oklahoma City Thunder matched the contract, he has eventually ended up in Portland to finish out the season nearly four years later. With the All-Star break winding down, Kanter participated in his first practice with the Blazers on Wednesday, where he opened up to the media about his decision to choose Portland over other suitors. It turns out, Damian Lillard played a big part, as Joe Freeman of the...

Enes Kanter spurned Lakers because of LeBron: 'It would be weird'

After the mutual and amicable separation from the Knicks, Enes Kanter said he chose the Trail Blazers over the Lakers and about three other teams. The Blazers have Dame Lillard and a clear path to the playoffs. The Lakers, of course, have the greatest player of his generation. But Kanter wasn’t...
ClutchPoints 23 hours ago
Enes Kanter says free agency decision was between Portland, Lakers

Enes Kanter says free agency decision was between Portland, Lakers

New Portland Trail Blazers addition Enes Kanter revealed his free agent final decision came down to two teams — the Blazers and the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com. The Lakers reportedly were amongst a field of teams interested in the Turkish big man, along with others like the Chicago Bulls, Boston […] The post Enes Kanter says free agency decision was between Portland, Lakers appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Feb 20, 2019
How Much Better are the Blazers with their Brand New Rotation?

How Much Better are the Blazers with their Brand New Rotation?

Enes Kanter and Rodney Hood are better than the players who preceded them. How much difference can they make? The Portland Trail Blazers enter the 2019 NBA Playoffs seeding run with two new players likely to earn significant playing time: Enes Kanter and Rodney Hood. Both trade-deadline pick-ups will bolster the roster, but how much? That’s the topic of today’s Blazer’s Edge Mailbag. Dave, What is your final judgement [sic] on how much better the team is with Enes and Rodney on board? It makes a difference but how big? Big enough to send them through the playoffs? Could this be the...
Daily Knicks Feb 20, 2019

New York Knicks: Four reasons to love the Henry Ellenson signing

The New York Knicks will reportedly sign Henry Ellenson to a 10-day contract, and it’s a move fans could appreciate. The New York Knicks opened roster spots with the Kristaps Porzingis trade on Jan. 31 and the waiving of Wesley Matthews and Enes Kanter after the trade deadline. John Jenkins took one spot, and someone […] New York Knicks: Four reasons to love the Henry Ellenson signing - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Daily Knicks Feb 19, 2019

Knicks Rumors: Henry Ellenson to sign 10-day contract

The New York Knicks are about to add another former lottery pick to their roster, according to a report from Shams Charania. With the Kristaps Porzingis trade and waiving of Enes Kanter and Wesley Matthews, the New York Knicks opened a handful of roster spots. They only added John Jenkins to fill space, but on […] Knicks Rumors: Henry Ellenson to sign 10-day contract - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge Feb 19, 2019
Enes Kanter to Appear on The Daily Show Tonight

Enes Kanter to Appear on The Daily Show Tonight

The Trail Blazers newest center getting some time in the spotlight. He may not have been an All-Star, but Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter is still getting some time in the national spotlight. He’ll appear on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, hosted by Trevor Noah, tonight at 8 PM pacific time. Had so much fun @TheDailyShow One of the best conversation I had.Huge thanks to my brother @Trevornoah Tune in to @ComedyCentral at 11pm ET tonight pic.twitter.com/a8PamWYQck— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) February 19, 2019
Blazer's Edge Feb 18, 2019
Kanter Solid Choice For Blazers

Kanter Solid Choice For Blazers

Matt John of Basketball Insiders rates Portland’s acquisition of Enes Kanter The NBA Trade Deadline has come and gone, and buyout season is upon us. The Portland Trailblazers went into the buyout market to pick up Enes Kanter after he was bought out by the New York Knicks. The Blazers originally gave Kanter a four-year/$70 million offer sheet in the summer of 2015, which the Oklahoma City Thunder matched. Matt John of Basketball Insiders wrote about the value of the players teams picked up, and pointed to Kanter’s ability to eat up second units with his offense and rebounding should...
Blazer's Edge Feb 18, 2019
[Podcast] How will Terry Stotts Redistribute Minutes with Kanter in the Lineup?

[Podcast] How will Terry Stotts Redistribute Minutes with Kanter in the Lineup?

Damian Lillard’s outstanding performance at the All Star Game, Zach Collins getting into the Warriors’ heads and what Enes Kanter brings to the Trail Blazers. Dan Marang and Tara Bowen-Biggs discuss highlights from All Star weekend including Damian Lillard’s outstanding performance in Sunday night’s game. Then they compare what happened in the Trail Blazers’ loss to Oklahoma City to how things went down in the win against Golden State. Short answer: Zach Collins. Finally they dig into one of the most exciting things the team has done lately--bringing in Enes Kanter to finish out...
Rip City Project Feb 18, 2019

Copying Kanter-Adams Lineup is a Possible Wrinkle for New-Look Portland Trail Blazers

Although Enes Kanter will operate predominantly as the backup to starting center Jusuf Nurkic, playing the two bigs together could serve as a possible wrinkle for a rapidly improving Portland Trail Blazers team. The Portland Trail Blazers have quickly assembled one of the most foreboding bench units in the NBA. The acquisitions of swingman Rodney […] Copying Kanter-Adams Lineup is a Possible Wrinkle for New-Look Portland Trail Blazers - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pippen Ain't Easy Feb 17, 2019

Chicago Bulls: Buyout market nearly brought Enes Kanter into Windy City

Would it make sense for the Chicago Bulls to try and acquire the former New York Knicks forward anytime in the near future? The buyout market is a place that can bring big opportunities for playoff contenders in the NBA that need to add a few veteran players at positions and areas of need. This […] Chicago Bulls: Buyout market nearly brought Enes Kanter into Windy City - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Feb 16, 2019

Portland Trail Blazers: How will Enes Kanter Affect the Big Man Rotation?

With the recent addition of Enes Kanter, the Portland Trail Blazers will need to reassess their big man rotation. After he was waived by the New York Knicks on February 7, the Portland Trail Blazers took little time in snatching up Enes Kanter for the remainder of this season. No doubt, the inclusion of his […] Portland Trail Blazers: How will Enes Kanter Affect the Big Man Rotation? - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge Feb 16, 2019
Evaluating Enes Kanter: Do the Blazers Have a “Type”?

Evaluating Enes Kanter: Do the Blazers Have a “Type”?

Dan Marang charts at all the things Enes Kanter does well. It looks...familiar somehow. What do Portland Trail Blazers fans have to look forward to when Enes Kanter joins the team for the final push, post All-Star break? Dave Deckard already covered the overall scope of Kanter here, discussing the good and the bad of the signing. I’m here to look at the fit, form, function and utilization of Kanter as a matter of play-style based of historical trends and data- and it how compares to Jusuf Nurkic. Kanter is listed at 6’11” and 267 pounds- Jusuf Nurkic is listed at 6’11” and 275...
Blazer's Edge Feb 15, 2019
The Complexities of Enes Kanter’s Relationship with Turkey

The Complexities of Enes Kanter’s Relationship with Turkey

Portland’s newest acquisition is a wanted man in his country of origin. How that developed, and links to further reading. Enes Kanter, the Portland Trail Blazers’ newly acquired big man, made national headlines last month when he did not travel with the New York Knicks to London for their game against the Washington Wizards. Normally, an NBA player not traveling with his team doesn’t get national media attention, but normally, an NBA player isn’t refusing to travel because he fears for his life. Kanter, a Turkish citizen, has been a harsh critic of Turkey’s president Recep Tayyipp...

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