Thunder matches Trail Blazers' $70-million offer to Enes Kanter

Oklahoma City decided to match Portland's four-year, $70-million offer sheet for restricted free agent center-forward Enes Kanter, Yahoo sports reported.

The 23-year-old Kanter, who averaged 15.5 points and 8.9 rebounds last season, signed the offer sheet Thursday; Sunday was the deadline for the Thunder to match.

He averaged 18.7 points and 11 rebounds in 26 games with the Thunder after it acquired him from the Utah Jazz in a trade.

The Thunder have said they wanted to keep Kanter, a skilled low-post scorer who adds versatility to an offense that features Durant, Ibaka and Russell Westbrook.


The Brooklyn Nets agreed to a deal with free agent center-forward Andrea Bargnani, the No. 1 pick in the 2006 draft who averaged 21.4 points a game for Toronto in 2010-11 but struggled with the New York Knicks the last two seasons. Terms of the deal, announced on the Nets' Twitter feed, were not disclosed. . . .

Free-agent shooting guard Alan Anderson, who averaged 7.4 points for Brooklyn last season, signed one-year, $4-million with Washington. . . . Chicago signed Cristiano Felicio, a 6-foot-10, 275-pound forward who played in Brazil last season.

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