The NBA has reduced the duration of the quarter for test matches to 10 minutes, according to the Associated Press News.
The League motivated this decision by the fact that some teams will not play in full teams, and also to avoid overwork of basketball players after a four-month break caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Test matches will start on July 22.
The NBA teams ‘ training camp will end on July 29. The last matches of the regular season will take place from July 30 to August 14, and the playoffs will begin on August 17. The conference semifinals are expected to be played from August 31 to September 13. The final series in the Western and Eastern conferences will be held over two weeks, from September 15 to 28. Finally, the NBA finals series from September 30 to October 13.
ENES Kanter responded to Fenerbahce, who closed the door on him at the club forever
Boston Celtics center ENES Kanter responded to a statement from Turkish Fenerbahce, who wrote in an official press release that the club’s doors are forever closed to the player.
“It doesn’t matter. They won’t be able to pay for my services anyway. I will not go there, ” Kanter wrote on his Twitter page.
Kanter has previously stated his desire to return to Fenerbahce after finishing his NBA career. Kanter played for the Fenerbahce youth team in 2006-2008. In the 2008/2009 season, the center appeared on the court as part of the main team in some matches of the Euroleague and the Turkish championship. After joining the NCAA, Kanter took a hard line against the Turkish authorities.
In 2018, Mehmet Kanter, ENES’s father, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in Turkey, but was recently released. ENES linked the arrest to the fact that Mehmet allowed himself to criticize the state and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Recall that Kanter said that he was being hunted by the Turkish special services. At home, he is deprived of citizenship and will soon receive a us passport.