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The New York Knicks have waived center Enes Kanter after the National Basketball Association trade deadline, the team announced on Thursday.

While he will continue on the Knick's payroll for the remainder of his contract, Kanter agreed with the Knicks' management to stay at home and not travel with the team to their game against the Detroit Pistons, according to the Post.

Billionaire Mark Cuban, whose Dallas Mavericks are valued at $2.25 billion, said following the US Supreme Court's repeal of the federal sports betting ban past year, "I think everyone who owns a top four professional sports team just basically saw the valuation of their team double".

Kanter, a vocal critic of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Turkish government, skipped the Knicks' game in London last month over fears for his safety.

Now, reports are claiming that the Boston Celtics will one of the teams that will pursue Kanter if a potential buyout is reached.

Kanter, 26, has played a total of 42 minutes over the past 13 games.

A ton of contending teams will certainly come calling - most likely headed by the Houston Rockets.

Kanter exercised his $18.6 million player option to remain with the Knicks after he was traded from Oklahoma City in 2017. The club also received interest in recent days for big man Noah Vonleh, sources said. Additionally, Kanter will become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

The Knicks also chose to keep Jordan, despite suggestions that the veteran would be bought out.

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