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. Kanter called Portland, “the best place I can be.”
The Lakers, of course, have the greatest player of his generation. But Kanter wasn’t captivated by the thought of playing with LeBron James.
“It would be very weird. To go back to MSG and play the Knicks. It would be very weird,” said Kanter, who participated in his first Blazers practice on Wednesday in Brooklyn. “But I’m glad because I picked Portland.”
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