New York Knicks center Enes Kanter has made it official, exercising his $18.6 million player option for the 2018-19 season, his manager confirmed to ESPN on Friday.
Kanter had referenced his decision earlier Friday afternoon on Twitter.
The Knicks acquired Kanter from the Oklahoma City Thunder last September as part of a trade that sent Carmelo Anthony http://www.authenticwhitesoxstore.com/authentic-53-melky-cabrera-jersey.html to the Thunder.
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Green put up eight goals — seven on the power play — and 25 assists for 33 points in 66 games before his season was cut short by a neck injury.
He has 142 goals and 322 assists for 464 points in 787 regular-season games with Detroit and Washington, with whom he was a two-time runner-up for the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman.
After completing one offseason task by locking up Green, the Red Wings are expected to sign a goaltender and be active in adding up front when free agency begins Sunday at noon.
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