Enes Kanter Upset With Playing Time Against The Rockets

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The New York Knicks confronted off in opposition to the Houston Rockets final evening at Madison Square Garden. While the Knicks finally misplaced 114-110, maybe their largest problem from final evening was the truth that head coach David Fizdale seemingly upset Enes Kanter, who was faraway from the beginning lineup earlier than the sport. Kanter was initially slated to start out the sport for the Knicks however ended up being changed. After the sport, Kanter sounded off and was clearly pissed off in regards to the determination, particularly since he did not get to play all recreation.

“I wish to play basketball. We’re all rivals. I wish to play basketball,” Kanter defined in line with ESPN. “So simply if you are going to play me right here, play me. If not, then simply get me out of right here.”

Kanter additionally added how he is not joyful along with his position with the workforce proper now, saying “My job proper now could be simply cheer for my teammates and attempt to be a very good teammate, [but] what they’re doing to me is fairly tousled. I deserve approach higher.”

Enes Kanter Upset With Playing Time Against The Rockets

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Fizdale defined the choice to sit down Kanter and stated that he needed extra velocity on the court docket to maintain up with James Harden, who ended up scoring a career-high 61 factors.

“I used to be pondering how a lot velocity I can carry on the ground to simply steadiness it and sustain with him and be capable to problem him,” Fizdale said. “And clearly, he nonetheless went for what he went for, however I assumed it no less than gave us an opportunity to compete and win on the finish.”

The Knicks have struggled all season, as they at the moment maintain a document of 10-36 and are 14th within the Eastern Conference.