Enes Kanter has inflicted a healthy scratch on the Knicks in the last four games, all losses. Together, these games are Kanters' only four absolute benchmarks over seven years in the NBA, and the big man has not taken it. Or, yes, he sat, of course, but while he was sitting he did terrible attacks and mobbing, including Knicks fans during unexpected chants of WE WANT KANTER! "[KanterhasapointHeisstill26yearsoldandimperfectasanNBAplayerheismuchmoreestablishedandabletoplayprofitablebasketballgamesthantheboyswhofacehiminhismovetoheadcoachDavidFizdaleYestheKnickshavetheincentivetolosegamesTheyhavebeenencouragedtoexplorethegreatpotentialofMitchellRobinsonYouhaveanincentivetoseeifNoahVonlehcanbeclassifiedasamodernsizeYouhaveanincentivetoseeifLukeKornethasanyunusedvalueButiftheywantedtowin games, Kanter would certainly bring them closer to that goal, even if nothing other than pushing the organization into the development league would mean the rest of the way.
If the Knicks do not unexpectedly postpone organizational priorities ̵
It seems that no self-respecting NBA player is So excited with a Knicks jersey that they would press their lips to the ground, but Kanter is clearly practicing the feel of the fans as a lever in his quest for playtime or for a ticket out of town. Knicks fans have eaten it! Unfortunately, Kanters performance as a true basketball player left a lot to be desired. This was not the triumphant return he might have imagined:
Kanter finished five points with five points in five minutes and a daunting deficit of minus four After that, Kanter reflected the moment in his typical, unobtrusive style and told the assembled media: "If they know the love of New York that I have in my heart, they would withdraw my jersey." This situation is clearly ready to get less stupid now.