Enes Kanter is poised to become the latest former Kentucky Wildcat to cash in on a big NBA contract.
According to multiple media reports, Kanter is signing an offer sheet with the Portland Trail Blazers.
OKC's Enes Kanter is in Portland, preparing to sign an offer sheet with Blazers, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 9, 2015
OKC restricted free agent Enes Kanter signing a four-year, $70M maximum contract offer sheet with Blazers, league sources tell Yahoo.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 9, 2015
Kanter offer sheet is expected to include a trade kicker too, league sources told Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 9, 2015
Currently a restricted free agent, Kanter is still part of the Oklahoma City Thunder unless they don't match whatever offer the Blazers give him. The Thunder will have three days to match the offer or lose him to Portland.
Kanter, who is just 23 years old, averaged 18.7 points and 11 rebounds in 26 games with OKC last season. He was traded midseason from the Utah Jazz, who originally took him third overall in the 2011 NBA Draft.
Whether Kanter stays in OKC or goes to Portland, he's about to be a very rich man.