BOOOOOOOO this man.
Get Enes Kanter the
Imagine if the Knicks signed Boogie Cousins instead of the Warriors.
But nope, Enes Kanter decided to opt-in to the final year of his deal in order to return to the Knicks even though he knew no one wanted him there and that the team was going to be tanking.
It was reported that Kristaps Porzingis was most likely going to miss the entire 2018-19 season and people were already salivating over the 2019 class of free agents so it was very clear that the Knicks had no desire to win games this season.
Yet, here we have Enes Kanter shocked that he’s been sitting on the bench for 4 out of the last 5 games. His 14 points and 10 rebounds a game give the Knicks a chance to win games which is a problem this year. Get your double-doubles OUT of here. We’re trying to get Zion.
Obviously, it’s understandable that Kanter opted-in for $18 million because if he decided to opt-out and entered free agency, he would never make that much money again.
But that’s what happens when you choose the big contract over a the best possible basketball situation where a team is competing for the playoffs and you’re an important member of the team. It’s almost as if, dare I say, money can’t buy happiness.
I just can’t wait for the Knicks to trade Enes Kanter away and then sign Hedo Turkoglu to take his place.