Thunder's Enes Kanter undergoes knee surgery, sidelined 4-6 weeks

Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, the team announced Wednesday.
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Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, the team announced Wednesday.

The Thunder's injury woes have spilled past the regular season, as Kanter, 22, will miss 4-6 weeks of off-season activity after having his knee scoped.

During the season, Oklahoma City experienced numerous injuries to key players including Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka. They fell just short of making the playoffs in the Western Conference.

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The Turkish center will be a restricted free agent this summer. The Thunder acquired him at the trade deadline in a multi-player deal from the Utah Jazz and are expected to match offers on him.

Kanter appeared in 26 games with the Thunder, averaging 18.7 points on 56.6 percent shooting and 11.0 rebounds in 31.1 minutes per game. Overall, the fourth-year center played in 75 games with Utah and Oklahoma City, averaging 15.5 points and 8.9 rebounds in 28.5 minutes.

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