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Two European players are changing teams in a three-way trade, as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski.
Portland is acquiring Boston’s Turkish center Enes Kanter, while Memphis gets from Portland Croatian forward Mario Hezonjia and Desmond Bane, the recent 30th pick of the 2020 NBA draft. Celtics get a future Memphis draft consideration.
Kanter returns to the Blazers, where he had averaged 13 points, 8.6 rebounds in 23 games at the end of the 2018-19 season. He will be reunited in the frontline with Bosnian big man Jusuf Nurkic.
Hezonja averaged 4.8 ppg in 53 games with Portland and he will have the chance to be part of the young core of Memphis, as he still tried to establish himself in the NBA. That will be his fourth NBA team after joining the league in 2015.