Enes Kanter is returning to Portland after the Trail Blazers completed a 3-team deal with the Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies. Portland recently landed Robert Covington from the Houston Rockets and they aren't done improving the roster. Kanter returns to the Blazers after having a great 2019 season with the team, even reaching the Western Conference Finals.
He didn't have the best tenure in Boston and now he's crossing paths with Portland once again. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski explains that Memphis gets Mario Hezonjia and the 30th pick (Desmond Bane) from draft night while the Celtics get a future Memphis draft consideration.
Enes' $5 million contract will be absorbed into Portland's $7 million trade exception that was created last season in Kent Bazemore's trade.
Kanter is happy with this move, as he took to Twitter to show his excitement about his reunion with the Blazers.
He called Portland 'home,' demonstrating that he missed the place.