Enes Kanter exercises his option to play with the Celtics in the 2020-21 NBA campaign

Enes Kanter will play a new season with the Celtics | Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images

On Thursday it was announced that Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter informed the team through his agent that he will exercise his player option for $ 5 million for the upcoming 2020-21 NBA season, according to a report by Shams Charania. by The Athletic.

Kanter played a respectable role last season, averaging 8.1 points and 7.4 rebounds. He posted the lowest average on-court minutes since his rookie season at 16.9 minutes per game.

In other moves, Boston decided not to make a qualifying offer to backup guard Brad Wanamaker so he can now go on the market as a free agent without restrictions.

The team is expected to search the market for a veteran player to complement Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum.

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