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Enes Kanter thanks Rip City in heartfelt and funny goodbye message

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Trail Blazers fans are sending their well wishes to Enes Kanter once more.

Earlier this week, Kanter reportedly agreed to a one-year contract with the Celtics returning to Boston after his second stint in Portland. 

The former Blazers big man took to his social media to thank the Trail Blazers organization and fans.

But the way he summed up the goodbye message was priceless.

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“This team, this organization, the whole state made me a more complete basketball player and a better person on & off the court,” Kanter worte. “Getting traded here was one of the best things that ever happened to me in my whole career.”

Thanks Rip City. (See y’all probably next year)

Enes Kanter

Who knew the double-double machine had jokes?!


Well actually, we did.

The 11-year veteran averaged 11.2 points and 11.0 rebounds in 72 regular season games played with the Blazers last season.

In Kanter’s first stop in Portland during the 2018-19 season when Kanter signed with the Blazers midseason after being waived by the Knicks, he averaged 13.1 points and 8.6 rebounds in 23 regular season games played. That was before he went on a playoff tear to help the Blazers reach the Western Conference Finals.

Good luck in your next chapter, Enes. Until Rip City sees you again!