Enes Kanter is glad to be away from the New York Knicks, who waived him Feb. 7.
The 26-year-old center scored 20 points and added 18 rebounds in Portland's 104-99 Game 1 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.
A couple of days ago, I looked in the mirror and said, 'Man, I'm blessed to be here with an amazing organization and amazing teammates that trust in me.'
It definitely feels amazing, and it's definitely a blessing."
And while Kanter's defense has been highlighted as a weakness in the past, his teammates and head coach Terry Stotts have appreciated his effort on that end of the court.