Enes Kanter RUMORS & NEWS

  • Enes Kanter unashamedly talks himself into being part of Thunder again

    Clutch Points "Enes Kanter came back to his old stomping grounds at Chesapeake Energy Arena, taking part on the Oklahoma City Thunder as an spectator for Wednesday’s 25-point comeback over the Utah Jazz. During an in-depth interview with Fred Katz of The Norman Transcript prior to Game 5, Kanter revealed his..." April 26

  • Enes Kanter Leaning Toward Declining Option

    Hoops Rumors "A year ago, Knicks center Enes Kanter was viewed as a lock to eventually exercise his player option for 2018/19, but a strong season in New York has changed the equation. Asked today about that $18.6MM option, Kanter told reporters that he’s leaning toward turning it down, per ESPN’s Ian Begley..." April 12

  • Enes Kanter Switches Agents, Will Consider Declining $18.6M

    Real GM Basketball "Enes Kanter is considering not picking up his $18.6 million player option for the 18-19 season with the New York Knicks. Kanter also switched to agent Mark Bartelstein. Kanter was previously represented by Max Ergul. Kanter has missed the Knicks’ past two games with a sore lower back and..." April 06

  • Enes Kanter says he lost Nike deal due to his issue with Turkish government

    Clutch Points "New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, who is of Turkish descent, has never been one to keep his political opinions to himself regarding his home country. Doing so, however, has caused him some trouble. The Turkish government has said repeatedly that it wants to put him in jail and has even..." March 27

  • Knicks' Enes Kanter says focus needs to be on winning, not development

    ESPN "Enes Kanter has no interest in the New York Knicks -- or any other team out of playoff contention -- giving younger players a chance to develop during games at the expense of winning. "Let me tell you something, man: They can develop guys in the G League. This is not the time to develop young..." March 16

  • Enes Kanter could consider opting out of Knicks deal

    New York Post "Starting center Enes Kanter will reel off a list of reasons why he wants to stay with the Knicks next season. But the Turkish big man won’t say whether it’s 100 percent definite. Not until he hires a new agent. Kanter has one year left on his contract and is set to be paid $18.6 million next..." March 07

  • Enes Kanter hates thinking about chance to dethrone Warriors

    New York Post "It is the way they share the ball. Or the way they defend. Or the way they shoot. Or their depth, experience, quickness, versatility, unselfishness. You could use up all your cloud storage listing attributes that make the world-champion Warriors great. Now the Knicks get another eyeful Monday..." February 26

  • Enes Kanter still wants to stay with Knicks

    Newsday "Enes Kanter’s stance hasn’t changed. The Knicks center was the one who talked about wanting to make the playoffs more than anyone on the team. Now even though they are no longer competing for a playoff spot, and they may not next season since Kristaps Porzingis will miss at least the first few..." February 25

  • Enes Kanter charged with insulting Hedo Turkoglu on Twitter, report says

    Sporting News "Knicks center Enes Kanter is again under investigation by the Turkish government, this time for allegedly insulting former NBA player Hedo Turkoglu, president of the Turkish Basketball Federation and a chief adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Istanbul Cyber Crimes..." February 09

  • Enes Kanter Joked He’d Demand A Trade If He Was Added To LeBron James’ All-Star Team

    Dime Magazine "Enes Kanter hasn’t been a name that has popped up as a snub for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, even though he’s had a nice season for the New York Knicks. In his first year with the franchise, the 25-year-old big man is averaging 14 points and 10.1 rebounds in 25.5 minutes per game — not exactly..." January 31

  • Knicks taking offers for Enes Kanter?

    Newark Star-Ledger "As the countdown to the Feb. 8 NBA trade deadline rolls on, one thing feels almost certain: If a team needs a big man, the Knicks will be on speed dial. Over the past few weeks, trade rumors have circulated around both Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez. Now we can add Enes Kanter into the..." January 26

  • Enes Kanter confused by his lack of playing time

    Larry Brown Sports "Enes Kanter has been one of the most valuable New York Knicks this season, and he can’t seem to understand his lack of minutes lately either. Before the Knicks played the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, Kanter spoke out about head coach Jeff Hornacek’s recent benchings of him down the..." January 11

  • Enes Kanter makes noise on Christmas

    Yardbarker "Enes Kanter, 25, is already enjoying his eight season in the NBA. And, he’s still bringing the noise. But despite his best efforts on Christmas day against the 76ers, the New York Knicks would fall, 105-98. Of course, it had nothing to do with Kanter. New York’s big man would put up 31 points..." December 26

  • Knicks center Enes Kanter, who has sacrificed everything, won't stop opposing Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan

    New York Daily News "Enes Kanter woke up to the news Wednesday morning that he’s a wanted criminal facing prison. But if Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan thought this latest threat could finally silence Kanter, we’d love to see his face when hearing the center’s response. “That’s it? Only four years?” Kanter said...." December 21

  • Turkey seeking 4-year prison sentence for Enes Kanter

    Fanrag Sports "Turkish prosecutors are seeking a prison term of at least four years for New York Knicks big man Enes Kanter on charges that he insulted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to The Associated Press. The Anadolu Agency of Turkey says that the Istanbul chief prosecutor’s office has..." December 20

  • The two other reasons Knicks are glad they traded Carmelo

    New York Post "Saturday was a big night for Carmelo Anthony and his return to the Garden with the Thunder. And it was just as big for two other guys, Enes Kanter and Doug McDermott, who were traded away from Oklahoma City when Anthony made the move West. “It always feels good to beat whoever’s out there, but..." December 18

  • Knicks won’t shut down Enes Kanter as center continues to battle back, hip injuries

    New York Daily News "Enes Kanter expects to play on Thursday night in Brooklyn, but that doesn't mean the Knicks' chatty center is operating at maximum capacity. Kanter's balky back and sore hip essentially kept him on the bench for the entirety of the fourth quarter and overtime during Tuesday's win over the..." December 13

  • Knicks can’t stop raving about Enes Kanter’s dedication

    New York Post "Enes Kanter showed up for the Knicks game with the Hawks on Sunday on crutches. So naturally, he started. “If you’re going to make the playoffs, you’re going to make some sacrifices,” said Kanter, who was feeling the effects of getting kneed in the hip Saturday in Chicago — an injury that..." December 11

  • Enes Kanter warned by Knicks for telling teammate to ‘fight’ opponent, explains what he meant

    New York Daily News "Enes Kanter was warned by the Knicks — and may even hear from the league — after openly encouraging a teammate to fight the opponent. Kanter revealed the reprimand as part of an apology and clarification, the latter of which didn’t quite jibe with logic. “The front office told me I cannot..." November 29

  • Knicks’ Enes Kanter pokes fun at LeBron James’ first career ejection

    Cavs Nation "A few weeks ago, Cleveland Cavs star LeBron James and New York Knicks center Enes Kanter began a little feud when James made comments saying Mavs’ rookie KDennis Smith Jr. should’ve been a Knick. Clearly a shot at Phil Jackson for his bad drafting choice, Kanter responded to James’ comments after..." November 29

  • Enes Kanter: I told Knicks teammate, if you fight, I’ll pay fine

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Knicks trailed the Trail Blazers by 26 in the fourth quarter last night. But New York center Enes Kanter, on the bench with a back injury, had a solution. Kanter, via Ian Begley of ESPN: “I’m not going to tell who, but I told somebody, ‘Hey man, go out there and fight with somebody...." November 28

  • Kanter practiced on Tuesday after missing last three games

    SNY TV " Knicks center Enes Kanter practiced on Tuesday after missing the last three games due to back spasms and is probable for Wednesday night's game against the heat, head coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters. The Knicks have lost all three games Kanter has missed." November 28

  • Enes Kanter on a mission back with ‘pretty strong’ pills and willpower

    New York Post "Maybe it was the pain medication talking, but center Enes Kanter vowed to play against the Trail Blazers on Monday, when the Knicks return home from their disastrous 0-2 trip south. Kanter missed both losses with back spasms and still hasn’t recovered but wants to suit up anyhow if team doctors..." November 27

  • Enes Kanter in pain but eager to return to Knicks lineup

    Newsday "Enes Kanter was not walking well when he left the locker room Saturday night in Houston. The back spasms that kept him out of the last two games weren’t stopping him from saying he will try to play Monday night, though. “I might not be a hundred percent, but I think I’m going to try and play,”..." November 27

  • Kanter says he's struggling to walk due to back spasms

    New York Post "Maybe it was the pain medication talking, but center Enes Kanter vowed to play against the Trail Blazers on Monday, when the Knicks return home from their disastrous 0-2 trip south. Kanter missed both losses with back spasms and still hasn’t recovered but wants to suit up anyhow if team doctors..." November 26

  • All the little things Enes Kanter does for Knicks

    New York Post "It was a favored expression of Pat Riley, one he used frequently to emphasize the importance of the dirty work of the NBA’s blue collar laborers. “Rebounds equal rings.” And it was an expression everyone in basketball knew. “I never heard that,” Knicks center Enes Kanter said. “Seriously...." November 23

  • Enes Kanter finds his nightly motivation by scrolling Twitter looking for slights or obstacles

    New York Daily News "The Knicks’ emotional leader doesn’t just get his extra edge from natural adrenaline. Enes Kanter also uses his phone. The Knicks center, like any functioning millennial, finds his information on social media. So sometimes he’ll scroll on Twitter and see LeBron James playfully tossing a..." November 22

  • Enes Kanter responds to LeBron James' post about being the king of N.Y.

    ESPN "LeBron James may be done talking about Enes Kanter, but Kanter had one more message for the four-time MVP on Tuesday: You're not the king of New York. The morning after James engineered a fourth-quarter comeback in a road win over the Knicks, he published a post on Instagram suggesting that he..." November 14

  • Enes Kanter fires back at LeBron over scuffle

    USA Today "A moment was coming and the entire sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden knew it. But few would have thought the moment was going to be this one. LeBron James, after a weekend of tweaking the Knicks with his words, had fired himself up for this game against the Knicks. But when he stood in..." November 14

  • LeBron's talk about Frank Ntilikina leads to on-court spat with Enes Kanter

    ESPN "The message embroidered on the front of LeBron James' baseball cap he wore after the Cleveland Cavaliers' 104-101 comeback victory over the New York Knicks on Monday night summed up the game -- and his talk -- perfectly. "All good," the cap read in uppercase letters, followed by another line of..." November 14

  • Kanter: Knicks games banned in Turkey

    New York Post "It’s too bad citizens of Turkey can’t watch their native son, Enes Kanter, play this season. He’s having a helluva year as the Knicks’ starting center, adding another vibrant 16-point, 15-rebound, three-assist performance Friday in the Knicks’ 120-107 win over the Suns. Kanter said for the..." November 04

  • Enes Kanter thinks Kristaps Porzingis belongs in MVP discussion

    Larry Brown Sports "Enes Kanter played with the Most Valuable Player last season, and now he thinks he might be playing with the Most Valuable Player again this season. After New York Knicks teammate Kristaps Porzingis dropped 38 points and seven rebounds in a win over the Denver Nuggets on Monday, Kanter said..." October 31