David Fizdale has quite the sense of humor
New York Knicks’ center Enes Kanter made it clear after Wednesday night’s loss to the Houston Rockets that he’s not happy with the fact that he didn’t play despite the fact that he was told he would get the start.
Knicks’ head coach David Fizdale told reporters on Thursday that he did tell Kanter he would start, but that nothing was set in stone either.
Fizdale was also asked if he was worried that Kanter’s unhappiness would cause a distraction for the team. That’s when Fiz roasted his own team by saying, “What are we going to do, lose more games?”
Thanks to Ian Begley of ESPN you can read the transcript from Fizdale’s interview below.
While funny, Fizdale has a point. the Knicks are battling the Cleveland Cavaliers for the worst record in the NBA. I honestly doubt starting Kanter would help them win more games.
With or without Kanter, the Knicks are still a mess and will struggling no matter what. So it really doesn’t matter if he throws a fit and is unhappy with his situation.
But, there is one problem with Kanter’s situation. His unhappiness and negativity could spread throughout the locker room. The Knicks would be smart to buy him out if they can’t trade him.
One of the toughest things a coach has to deal with is managing his players when they continue to lose so many games. There are a lot of bruised egos on a losing team.
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