Enes Kanter RUMORS & NEWS

  • Enes Kanter's father indicted after charge of 'membership in a terror group', faces trial in Turkey

    ESPN "A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group," the country's official news agency reported Monday. Kanter has said he believes the Turkish government has targeted his father in the past..." June 19

  • Knicks center Enes Kanter's father reportedly sentenced to 15 years in prison in Turkey

    New York Daily News "Enes Kanter’s father, Dr. Mehmet Kanter, has reportedly been sentenced to 15 years in prison by the Turkish government. The Knicks center believes the sentence is because of his critical comments of Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and the Turkish government,..." June 18

  • Enes Kanter Continues To Try To Recruit LeBron James To New York

    SLAM Online "On Wednesday night, as the Cavaliers fell down 3-0 to the Warriors in the NBA Finals, center Enes Kanter continued his futile attempt to recruit LeBron James to the Knicks, using a tweet sent out by The King in 2013. This is not the first time Kanter has tried..." June 07

  • Steve Mills: Enes Kanter Wants to Be with Knicks, Must Decide on Contract Option

    Bleacher Report "New York Knicks President Steve Mills is open to a reunion with Enes Kanter but acknowledged the ball is firmly in Kanter's court regarding whether he wants to remain in the Big Apple. Mills discussed Kanter's status Thursday during an interview on MSG Network, per ESPN's Ian Begley The..." May 11

  • Enes Kanter challenges LeBron James to come to N.Y. and 'prove' king declaration

    ESPN "Enes Kanter posted a video Monday as part of a Twitter Q&A that seemed to challenge LeBron James to sign with the New York Knicks as a free agent this summer. "People keep debating about who is the king of New York. ... Hey LeBron, yes, you really want to be king of New York? Come and prove it...." May 07

  • Enes Kanter hints at Knicks opt-out in nostalgic Thunder cameo

    New York Post "Knicks center Enes Kanter was back in Oklahoma City on Wednesday night, sitting in the stands at Chesapeake Energy Arena, watching the Thunder stay alive after rallying from 25 points down. Who knows if, on July 1, Kanter isn’t back in OKC, talking officially to Thunder management about a..." April 27

  • 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