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.