Enes Kanter RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Enes Kanter Offers Hilarious Suggestion for New-Look All-Star Game

    12 Up "​Enes Kanter has become a social media favorite over the past few years, constantly offering hot takes or hilarious quotes in interviews. The big man was just traded to the Knicks, feeling the harsh reality that the NBA is indeed a business, but that hasn't diminished Kanter's sense of humor...." October 06

  • Enes Kanter Went Live on Periscope in OKC With Some Kids; Commenters Tell Him He’s Been Traded

    Black Sports Online "I would hope that OKC hit him up to tell him about the trade before they leaked it to Woj, but if they didn’t the Periscope commenters decided to let him know. Remember just a couple of days ago Kanter said this. View image on Twitter " September 23

  • Knicks Agree To Trade Carmelo Anthony To Thunder

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks have reached an agreement with the Thunder that will send Carmelo Anthony to Oklahoma City, reports Adrian Wojanrowski of ESPN (Twitter links). According to Wojnarowski, the deal will send Doug McDermott and Enes Kanter to New York, along with a draft pick. Shams Charania of The..." September 23

  • Despite revoked passport, Enes Kanter says Thunder have arranged his travel to Mexico City, Toronto

    The Oklahoman "Enes Kanter never has been shy about speaking his mind. Increasingly, people are asking him to do it. The Thunder center was back in Oklahoma City on Sunday, running a free camp for kids ages 8 to 19 at the Sante Fe Family Life Center. It marked the end of a whirlwind summer that included..." September 20

  • Enes Kanter counters Kevin Durant on Thunder organization, ‘those cats’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant – criticizing the Thunder organization in third-person tweets that seemingly were intended to come from an alternate account – wrote, “Kd can’t win a championship with those cats.” Of course, Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter piped up. The Durant-Russell Westbrook relationship..." September 20

  • Enes Kanter says teammate told him not to interact with Kevin Durant

    Fanrag Sports "For those still in Oklahoma City, the infamous departure of current Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant still serves as a very sore subject. However, this notion not only holds true with the Oklahoma City Thunder fan base, but also the team’s players — or so it appears at least. During a..." September 08

  • Report: Thunder’s Enes Kanter expected to exercise 2018-19 player option

    Pro Basketball Talk "Thunder center Enes Kanter has a $18,622,514 player option for 2018-19. Fred Katz of The Norman Transcript: I’d also be shocked if Kanter declined a $18,622,514 guaranteed salary. But sometimes players have different ideas about their own values. It’s nice to have confirmation from someone..." August 29

  • Turkish NBA player responds to white nationalist rally: 'America only needs one torch'

    USA Today "Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter isn’t afraid to speak out when he feels strongly about a political issue, as we saw in his home country of Turkey this offseason. But as thousands of protesters gathered in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday — which city officials recently declared an..." August 12