By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Enes Kanter has lost his spot in the Knicks rotation, he may end up somewhere else via a trade, but he remains a fan favorite in New York and he cherishes every moment.
Per ESPN: “I just wanted to show my love,” said Kanter, who hadn’t played in the Knicks‘ previous four games. “Obviously, on the court and off the court I’ve been having a very rough time the last three weeks with Turkey issues and basketball issues. The support that they are showing just meant a lot to me. I wanted to give back a little kiss to them.”
Kanter entered the game midway through the third quarter after a loud contingent of fans chanted, “We want Kanter,” with New York down by double digits.
He waved to the crowd upon entering and air-balled his first attempt. “It was so much pressure,” Kanter said. “I just wanted to go out there and show the fans some of the love. Of course, I didn’t play how many games, so I was nervous.”
Kanter finished the game with five points, two rebounds and one assist in 9 minutes of the 114-90 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.