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"He’s working his way back into basketball shape," Corbin said. "As he gets himself into basketball shape, I think his play will become more consistent on the offensive end."
Said Kanter: "I’m going out there 100 percent. I’m not thinking about my shoulder. It feels 100 percent."
Kanter made his first eight shots against Portland and scored 16 points in the opening 10 minutes of his best performance by far in the preseason.
"Before the game," he said, "the coaches gave me a lot of confidence. They said, ‘It’s OK. You didn’t play [for] five or six months.’ ... When the coaches gave me that confidence and my teammates gave me confidence, I said, ‘OK, I have to do this.’ "
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