December 31, 2018, 1:36 pmEnes KanterC, New York Knicks
Enes Kanter continues to be frustrated with his deployment this season.
After playing only 17 minutes in Saturday's drubbing, Kanter said, "I don’t know why they’re shutting me down. I just want to win. I don’t care if I start or come off the bench." He didn't check in until the Knicks were down by double digits and he finished scoreless himself. An impending free agent, it's clear that the Knicks are ready to move on and have already pulled Kanter from the starting five twice — once for raw rookie Mitchell Robinson and the other for undrafted second-year man Luke Kornet. "I understand we want the young guys to get better, but it’s very painful to watch it out there… My goal this year was to go out and be an All-Star, but now look at the situation." Kanter is an early-middle round performer when he gets enough minutes but that might be tough to come by down the stretch in New York, especially when Robinson comes back. Fantasy owners should probably be hoping for a trade at this point.
Source: New York Post