2. Enes Kanter, Portland Trail Blazers
Kanter has been a bit of a journeyman over the last few years, bouncing from team to team in trades despite putting up some really solid offensive production. Durant and Kanter briefly shared the floor when the big man arrived in Oklahoma City via trade, and a reunion could happen.
Kanter averaged 11.2 points and 11.0 rebounds per game last year, the second full season in his career in which he’s averaged a double-double. The big man made 60% of his shots, showing that when it comes to finding an interior finisher on the low block, there are few better.
Still, Kanter has spoken about how he wants to return to Portland, so the Nets won’t be the only one bidding for his services.
Enes Kanter could be the interior scorer the Brooklyn Nets need.
While Griffin was able to provide some inside scoring in addition to 3-point shooting, Kanter will be a more traditional center and screen-setter that could make the Nets somehow even more dangerous whenever they decide to slice right into the heart of the defense.
Kanter might not provide the best return on the defensive side of the ball, but considering that the Nets need some warm bodies capable of adding height and scoring down low to avoid becoming a one-dimensional team, he’d be a nice fit.