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David Aldridge of TNT tweets that Oklahoma City is expected to match the Trail Blazers' four-year, $70 million offer sheet to restricted free agent center Enes Kanter.

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David Aldridge of TNT tweets that Oklahoma City is expected to match the Trail Blazers' four-year, $70 million offer sheet to restricted free agent center Enes Kanter:

Following a team press conference Thursday, the Blazers wasted no time inking Kanter to a four-year offer sheet worth the maximum amount allowed. Per NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement rules, the Thunder had 72 hours to either match the offer or decline.

Kanter, 23, holds career averages of 10.2 points and 6.4 rebounds in four seasons with the Jazz and Thunder. Starting 26 games for Oklahoma City following a midseason trade last year, the 6-foot-11 big man increased those averages to 18.7 points and 11 rebounds per game with the Thunder.

-- Chris Lucia | blazersedgepodcast@gmail.com | Twitter

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