Enes Kanter has been eliminated from the bench in the last two games of the New York Knicks, and after his defeat on Saturday (129-97) at Utah Jazz on Saturday, he did not seem particularly happy about it.
do not understand, "he said." This is too early in the season to shut me down. My goal is to become an All-Star this year. That was my goal. But now look at the situation. You can not do anything You have to stay positive. Only stay positive.
Kanter was replaced by Luke Kornet's second-year center earlier this week, Kanter had started the Knicks' last 19 games.
Kanter expressed his frustration when the Knicks lost 46 points in their loss to jazz In 1
"It's embarrassing," Kanter said after New York lost its 12th consecutive 13 games. "It does not matter if we do are traveling or are at home. We are 40 or 50 years old. It is very embarrassing. I understand we want our young people to improve. But it is very painful watch it.
"I try to stay positive and help the young people get better, but like I said, I have no idea why they do that."
Kanter will be a freelance agent this summer Knicks plans to have enough space to sign a top free agent for the upcoming offseason. To do this and bring back Kanter, they would probably have to give up the Veteran Center and bring him to a salary that is well below the $ 18.6 million this season.
"I just want to go out and play basketball," Kanter said. I do not know why they shut me down, I just want to go out and win It does not matter if the starter or the bank comes from the bench
"I think every player has the job Just go out and fight every minute on the court. That's what I want to do. I just want to go out and just play basketball. So I do not understand why they shut me up.
Ian Begley of ESPN contributed to this report.