Enes Kanter Freedom Doesn’t ‘Intend to Retire’ Despite Slow Offseason

Free agent center Enes Kanter Freedom has made it clear that although he doesn’t want to retire, he has had a hard time finding a new home in the League.

Freedom recently spoke to Israeli news outlet Walla on his free agency process and was critical of why he believes he remains unsigned at the beginning of August.

“Free agency is open for one month. Normally, I should have already received offers. This summer, I did not receive one single offer,” Freedom said per Legion Hoops. “The reason is that I spoke out against what is happening in China in recent months. The Chinese market is a big part of the NBA business. So, they will allow talking freely about anything you want until it hurts them financially. As soon as you do that, they will cut you. It is very sad and unacceptable.”

Freedom spent this past year on the Boston Celtics, where he appeared in 35 games for the Eastern Conference Champions. Freedom averaged 3.7 points and 4.6 assists per game on 52.6 percent shooting from the field during his time with the Celtics.

Kanter has spent time with the Jazz, Thunder, Knicks, and the Trail Blazers and had a previous stint in Boston. Freedom has averaged 11.2 points and 7.8 rebounds across 13 seasons of NBA service.

“I am 30 years old. I can play another five or six years. I don’t intend to retire.”