"Thank you, Canada, for letting me play basketball – despite Turkey's threats against me," Kanter wrote in an opinion piece published by The Globe and Mail. "On Christmas night, I will play in my first game as a Celtic outside the U.S. when I take the court against the Raptors."
The two Atlantic Division rivals collide in the opening game of the season in Philadelphia on Wednesday night.
Eight teams have qualified for the Summer League playoffs, which the Boston Celtics enter as the number one seed.
The Boston Celtics guard took retribution into his own hands after he appeared to be elbowed by the Sixers big man.
The Celtics are reportedly not among the list of destinations preferred by the six-time All-Star.
The former Celtics star called someone a "d***head" without realizing his microphone was on.
The Sixers' big man was left frustrated after a 112-109 defeat against Boston.
The shot was the first game-winner of Rondo's career and gave Los Angeles a 129-128 win.
The trade deadline is set for Thursday at 3 p.m.
Davis requested a trade earlier this week but the Pelicans are unlikely to accept offers before the trade deadline on February 7.
The 2016 NBA champion has the option to opt out of his contract this summer and become a free agent.
Denver Nuggets guard looked to reach 50 with a three-pointer after time had expired.
Christmas Day games also include Sixers vs Celtics and Bucks vs Knicks.
James has officially opted out of the final year of his deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Eagle-eyed Twitter users think they spotted him in the crowd.
Will the Celtics and the Rockets meet in the NBA Finals as they did in 1981?
Even without Irving, the Celtics are two games away from eliminating the Cavs.
The Celtics reached the Eastern Conference Finals after beating the Sixers 4-1.