No more contracts in the NBA for Enes Kanter Freedom?

Said another team’s GM, “I don’t know if anyone else signs him. Maybe not. I think from a basketball standpoint, it’s really questionable. I’m not sure if any of the other stuff will even come into play. I don’t think he won’t get a job because of anything he’s said or done. I think he just doesn’t guard, and the game is changing. He plays a lot older than he really is.”
Source: Steve Bulpett @

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
By waiving Enes Freedom the Rockets have an open roster spot to convert one of their 2-way guys, which is what they did with Garrison Mathews, who was signed to a 4-year deal in December – 5:25 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets as expected… waive center Enes Freedom. (Deleted a tweet that included his previous last name.) – 5:04 PM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
#Rockets announce that they have waived Enes Freedom. – 5:02 PM

Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
The Rockets announced that they have waived Enes Freedom. – 5:00 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Now that the Boston-Houston trade is complete, the Rockets have waived Enes Freedom. – 5:00 PM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Rockets say they have waived Enes Freedom. – 5:00 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Stephen Silas said from the Houston side of the trade with Boston that they are waiting on “clerical stuff” to clear before the trade is finalized. Dennis Schroder and Bruno Fernando have reported to the Rockets.
Enes Freedom will be waived without having to report to Houston. – 1:41 PM

More on this storyline

Freedom now seems to be highlighting the uncertainty over whether he will get another NBA job by the fact he has been outspoken on a number of social issues. He has been retweeting comments from conservative legislators who argue he is being punished for his stances against the government in China. “I think people agree with almost of all of the positions he’s taken,” said one league exec. “I think this just comes down to basketball. “Ime (Udoka) wants to switch everything on defense, which made it strange that Brad (Stevens) signed Enes. Switching is what he can’t do.” -via / February 15, 2022

Alykhan Bijani: The #Rockets have waived center Enes Freedom. -via Twitter @Rockets_Insider / February 14, 2022

Adrian Wojnarowski: The Rockets are waiving Enes Freedom, source tells ESPN. -via Twitter @wojespn / February 10, 2022