The Oklahoma City Thunder got some rough news today, when it was learned that Serge Ibaka will need to have a knee procedure that could sideline him for a while. Luckily, OKC’s addition of Enes Kanter at the trade deadline has paid off to the fullest so far, and the team hopes that Kanter can step right into Ibaka’s role and provide a similar amount of production.
In Sunday’s win over the Bulls, Kanter had 18 points and 18 rebounds. Together with fellow big man Steven Adams, Kanter has formed a formidable tag-team. In fact, according to Kanter, the duo already has a nickname: “The Bruise Brothers.” From Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman via Twitter:
Enes Kanter on he and Steven Adams: "They call us the Bruise Brothers"
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 15, 2015