Enes Kanter to miss game due to immigration issues

2019-02-28T13:43:53+00:00 2019-02-28T13:51:28+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

28/Feb/19 13:43


After his hot start with the Portland Trail Blazers, Enes Kanter will be forced to sit out the next NBA 2018-19 Regular Season game.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Enes Kanter aided the Portland Trail Blazers grab their fourth straight road win after the All-Star break. He had eight points and seven rebounds on Wednesday’s victory against the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden. He’s now averaging 12.8 points and 7.5 rebounds as a Blazer.

However, the 26-year-old center won’t travel with his team to Canada for the game against the Toronto Raptors on Friday because of visa concerns. Kanter will rejoin his teammates for the rest of the seven-game trip ahead of Sunday’s match against the Charlotte Hornets.

“The Toronto game is one of our, you know, most important games. So that’s why it’s just, just because of one dictator I can’t even go out there and do my job. It’s pretty sad” he mentioned commenting on his upcoming absence and Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to revoke his Turkish passport in 2017.

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