Enes Kanter RUMORS & NEWS

  • Enes Kanter responds to LeBron James' post about being the king of N.Y.

    ESPN "LeBron James may be done talking about Enes Kanter, but Kanter had one more message for the four-time MVP on Tuesday: You're not the king of New York. The morning after James engineered a fourth-quarter comeback in a road win over the Knicks, he published a post on Instagram suggesting that he..." November 14

  • Enes Kanter fires back at LeBron over scuffle

    USA Today "A moment was coming and the entire sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden knew it. But few would have thought the moment was going to be this one. LeBron James, after a weekend of tweaking the Knicks with his words, had fired himself up for this game against the Knicks. But when he stood in..." November 14

  • LeBron's talk about Frank Ntilikina leads to on-court spat with Enes Kanter

    ESPN "The message embroidered on the front of LeBron James' baseball cap he wore after the Cleveland Cavaliers' 104-101 comeback victory over the New York Knicks on Monday night summed up the game -- and his talk -- perfectly. "All good," the cap read in uppercase letters, followed by another line of..." November 14

  • Kanter: Knicks games banned in Turkey

    New York Post "It’s too bad citizens of Turkey can’t watch their native son, Enes Kanter, play this season. He’s having a helluva year as the Knicks’ starting center, adding another vibrant 16-point, 15-rebound, three-assist performance Friday in the Knicks’ 120-107 win over the Suns. Kanter said for the..." November 04

  • Enes Kanter thinks Kristaps Porzingis belongs in MVP discussion

    Larry Brown Sports "Enes Kanter played with the Most Valuable Player last season, and now he thinks he might be playing with the Most Valuable Player again this season. After New York Knicks teammate Kristaps Porzingis dropped 38 points and seven rebounds in a win over the Denver Nuggets on Monday, Kanter said..." October 31

  • Enes Kanter Offers Hilarious Suggestion for New-Look All-Star Game

    12 Up "​Enes Kanter has become a social media favorite over the past few years, constantly offering hot takes or hilarious quotes in interviews. The big man was just traded to the Knicks, feeling the harsh reality that the NBA is indeed a business, but that hasn't diminished Kanter's sense of humor...." October 06

  • Enes Kanter Went Live on Periscope in OKC With Some Kids; Commenters Tell Him He’s Been Traded

    Black Sports Online "I would hope that OKC hit him up to tell him about the trade before they leaked it to Woj, but if they didn’t the Periscope commenters decided to let him know. Remember just a couple of days ago Kanter said this. View image on Twitter " September 23

  • Knicks Agree To Trade Carmelo Anthony To Thunder

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks have reached an agreement with the Thunder that will send Carmelo Anthony to Oklahoma City, reports Adrian Wojanrowski of ESPN (Twitter links). According to Wojnarowski, the deal will send Doug McDermott and Enes Kanter to New York, along with a draft pick. Shams Charania of The..." September 23

  • Despite revoked passport, Enes Kanter says Thunder have arranged his travel to Mexico City, Toronto

    The Oklahoman "Enes Kanter never has been shy about speaking his mind. Increasingly, people are asking him to do it. The Thunder center was back in Oklahoma City on Sunday, running a free camp for kids ages 8 to 19 at the Sante Fe Family Life Center. It marked the end of a whirlwind summer that included..." September 20

  • Enes Kanter counters Kevin Durant on Thunder organization, ‘those cats’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant – criticizing the Thunder organization in third-person tweets that seemingly were intended to come from an alternate account – wrote, “Kd can’t win a championship with those cats.” Of course, Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter piped up. The Durant-Russell Westbrook relationship..." September 20

  • Enes Kanter says teammate told him not to interact with Kevin Durant

    Fanrag Sports "For those still in Oklahoma City, the infamous departure of current Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant still serves as a very sore subject. However, this notion not only holds true with the Oklahoma City Thunder fan base, but also the team’s players — or so it appears at least. During a..." September 08

  • Report: Thunder’s Enes Kanter expected to exercise 2018-19 player option

    Pro Basketball Talk "Thunder center Enes Kanter has a $18,622,514 player option for 2018-19. Fred Katz of The Norman Transcript: I’d also be shocked if Kanter declined a $18,622,514 guaranteed salary. But sometimes players have different ideas about their own values. It’s nice to have confirmation from someone..." August 29

  • Turkish NBA player responds to white nationalist rally: 'America only needs one torch'

    USA Today "Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter isn’t afraid to speak out when he feels strongly about a political issue, as we saw in his home country of Turkey this offseason. But as thousands of protesters gathered in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday — which city officials recently declared an..." August 12

  • Enes Kanter 'I Woulda Been Murdered In Jail ... If They'd Sent Me Back to Turkey'

    TMZ "Enes Kanter says he'd probably be DEAD if he had been shipped back to Turkey after his passport was canceled last month ... claiming the Turkish govt. is out to kill him. The OKC Thunder star (and outspoken critic of the Turkish govt.) was detained by police in Romania on May 20 -- and has..." June 30

  • Enes Kanter's Father Reportedly Released from Turkish Custody

    Bleacher Report "Oklahoma City Thunder big man Enes Kanter's father was reportedly released from police custody in Turkey on Wednesday. The Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com) cited the private Dogan news agency, noting university professor Mehmet Kanter was released after five days in custody as long as he..." June 08

  • Enes Kanter issues statement after his father is arrested in Turkey

    KFOR "It seemed like a nightmare for the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Enes Kanter. While overseas for a series of basketball clinics for his foundation, Kanter learned that the Turkish government was trying to find him. Immediately, Kanter says he knew that he needed to get back to the United States..." June 02

  • Enes Kanter says father was arrested by Turkish government

    Fox Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter says his father has been arrested by the Turkish government, a week after the country reportedly issued a warrant for his own arrest. A Turkish judge issued a warrant for Kanter's arrest after investigation to his alleged association with separatist..." June 02

  • Thunder's Enes Kanter responds to Turkey's arrest warrant

    Sporting News "Enes Kanter isn't scared of anyone, not even a government that has declared him a fugitive from the law. When a pro-government newspaper in Turkey released a story Friday saying Kanter had a warrant out for his arrest because of his alleged involvement with an Islamic preacher based in the..." May 27

  • Nick Collison-Enes Kanter a Terrorist? 'He Wouldn't Hurt a Fly'

    TMZ "Nick Collison's got his teammate Enes Kanter's back and wants to make it perfectly clear -- Enes is definitely NOT a terrorist. We got the Oklahoma City Thunder power forward out at Catch in Weho Friday night ... he tells us Kanter's an awesome dude and -- despite not knowing the full story..." May 27

  • Enes Kanter Arrest Sought by Turkey for Alleged Involvement in Terror Group

    Bleacher Report "Turkey has reportedly issued a warrant for the arrest of Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter on accusations of alleged involvement with a terrorist organization. According to AFP (h/t Yahoo), pro-government Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah reported the warrant is due to Kanter's previous..." May 26

  • Enes Kanter: America 'is my home now'

    Sporting News "Enes Kanter made headlines this weekend when he sent a video from his Twitter account with the caption, "I'm being held at Romanian airport by Police!!." Kanter has since returned home to the United States after what he called Monday during a conference call, "one of the craziest experiences I’ve..." May 22

  • Enes Kanter back in United States, will have news conference Monday

    ESPN "After being detained in Romania and having his passport revoked, Enes Kanter is back in the United States after landing in New York on Sunday morning, his agent told ESPN. Kanter tweeted late Saturday he was planning to do a news conference once he returned to the U.S., but agent Hilmi Cilnar..." May 21