Knicks C Enes Kanter was out of regular rotation for head coach David Fizdale, focusing on the development of young children (19459003), Mitchell Robinson and Luke Kornet . But when Kornet suffered a sprained ankle and bone drop, Kanter was expected to spend more time on the pitch against the missiles on Wednesday.
However, this was not the case since Kanter never took the warm-up received a DNP for the game. Kanter responded as expected frustrated.
"You told me this morning that I'm starting," said Kanter, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post. "Now I'm coming to the game and I have not even played, I'm trying to be a good teammate, but I want to play basketball, if you want to play me, play me, if not, just get me out of here." [1
According to NorthJersey.com Chris Iseman Fizdale told Kanter he would attend Wednesday morning but nothing was set in stone, and when he finally decided to make a change, he said, "Keith Smart is my messenger when I need to change something.
This is not the first time Kanter has shown his disapproval of his playing time, and if that persists, will this distract the team? Fizdale does not believe.
"What are we? gonna lose More games? "He said Steve Popper from Newsday." I should not make it easy. Sometimes you have to laugh.
The Knicks have already explored the potential of trading with Kanter, but they have until the close of trading on February 7. New York had reportedly held preliminary talks with Bulls and Kings to see if they would sign up for Kanter
In the last five games, Kanter played a total of 19 minutes, and all came against the thunder on Monday.