Enes Kanter will see an increase in minutes for a short span of time
We all know by now that center Enes Kanter isn’t happy that he’s now out of the New York Knicks’ rotation with rookie Mitchell Robinson back from injury.
With second-year center Luke Kornet suffering a sprained ankle against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, Kanter is suddenly back in the rotation.
Kornet is expected to miss around the next two weeks and there is a chance that Kanter will actually start against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.
Unfortunately for Kanter, until the Knicks either trade or buy him out, he will once again be left out of New York’s rotation when Kornet gets back. Unless of course Robinson goes down with another injury.
Knicks’ head coach David Fizdale has made it clear that his priority is developing both Robinson and Kornet. So Kanter will be continue to be the third wheel once Kornet is back.
The Knicks have received trade interest for Kanter, but unfortunately they haven’t been able to work out a deal that makes sense for them. It will be interesting to see if a playoff contender makes an offer to New York that will enable to get something done prior to the trade deadline.
Kanter is a very productive player when it comes to get rebounds and scoring points, but he’s not enough of a force when it comes to the defensive end of the floor.
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