Enes Kanter traded to Blazers in 3-team deal
The Celtics have traded Kanter back to the Blazers after one season.
NBA Twitter and media reports
Enes Kanter is headed back to the Portland Trail Blazers.
The 28-year-old center has been traded from the Boston Celtics as part of a three-team deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Portland is acquiring Boston's Enes Kanter in a three-way deal with Memphis, sources tell ESPN. Memphis gets Mario Hezonjia and 30th pick (Desmond Bane) from draft night deal as part of trade too. Celtics get a future Memphis draft consideration.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 20, 2020
Boston orchestrated the trade on Thursday during the NBA Draft, sending Desmond Bane (No. 30 pick) to Memphis. Now that Portland has been added to the mix, the Grizzlies will also get Mario Hezonja.
The Celtics will get a future draft consideration from the Grizzlies, per ESPN.
Kanter returns to the Pacific Northwest, where he played some of his best basketball.
He averaged 13.1 points and 8.6 rebounds in 23 games with the Trail Blazers during the 2018-19 season, which included a run to the Western Conference finals.
He will become an unrestricted free agent next season.
Home Sweet Home ❤️🖤
— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) November 20, 2020