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 months recovering from a torn ACL, Kanter is committed to staying with the Knicks. “This is the place I want to be,” Kanter said. “I’ve said it from the beginning because I know the organization. I love the city, lot of Turkish people. With KP or without KP, I want to be here for sure. “This is a rebuilding team and the guys around us are really amazing. From the top guy to the last guy everybody has just been awesome to me. Everybody opened their arms for me from day one. We’re just going to get better.” The way Kanter speaks it sounds as if he’s already decided to opt in at the $18.66 million he’s signed for next season. Many people already have presumed or speculated he would. But Kanter says, “Tell those people they’re wrong.” Kanter, who currently doesn’t have an agent, said he’s only thinking about this season.
Enes Kanter still wants to stay with Knicks
Newsday | Feb 25