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UPDATED: Kanter “Felt Pressure” to Make Decision, Lillard Contradicts

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Marc J. Spears reports that the Blazers only gave Kanter 6 minutes to make a choice.

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Enes Kanter felt pressured to make a decision regarding re-signing with the Portland Trail Blazers, reports Marc J. Spears of ESPN. Spears included a text from Kanter as part of a Tweet. In it, Kanter says he only had six minutes to make a decision, and given that he cannot contact his family in Turkey to assist him in the process, he ultimately told the Blazers no.

UPDATE: Damian Lillard contradicted Kanter’s claim to only have six minutes to decide on Twitter.

Kanter signed with the Boston Celtics for $10 million dollars over two years according to Shams Charania of the Athletic.