Celtics dealing Kanter back to Trail Blazers

The Boston Celtics are trading big man Enes Kanter to the Portland Trail Blazers as part of a three-way trade, ESPN reported on Friday.

The Memphis Grizzlies are also involved and will receive forward Mario Hezonja from the Trail Blazers and guard Desmond Bane from Boston. Bane was a first-round draft choice (30th overall) in Wednesday’s NBA Draft.

The Celtics will receive future draft considerations from the Grizzlies, according to the report.

Kanter previously played for Portland for 23 games late in the 2018-19 season and averaged 13.1 points and 8.6 rebounds. He started eight contests.

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