Enes Kanter Splits With Agent Max Ergul

Enes Kanter has left agent Max Ergul, who helped the Thunder center land a maximum-salary offer sheet this past summer, as USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt hears (Twitter link). Kanter is Ergul’s only NBA client. It’s uncertain whom Kanter will hire to replace him, though Ergul will continue to receive his commission on the deal. Standard commission would give him a 4% cut of Kanter’s $70,060,025 contract.

The Thunder matched the offer sheet that Portland gave Kanter, keeping the center they traded for at the deadline last February. The big man made it clear shortly before the swap that he wanted the Jazz to deal him away, though Ergul denied a report that he had been asking the Jazz to trade his client for years.

In any case, Utah has flourished since the departure of Kanter freed up more playing time for Rudy Gobert. The Thunder have done well, too, compiling a record of 28-12 this season, fourth-best in the NBA. Kanter is seeing only 20.1 minutes per game in 2015/16, down drastically from the 31.1 minutes per contest he saw down the stretch with Oklahoma City last year.

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