Knicks center Enes Kanter was not happy after Wednesday night’s four point loss to the Rockets. His problem following the loss was being told he was starting and not playing at all.
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) January 24, 2019
Kanter, who has been the subject of recent trade rumors, made it clear he wants to play or he wants out of New York.
Enes Kanter says he was told this morning by the Knicks he would start tonight vs the Rockets. He got a DNP instead.
"What they're doing to me is pretty messed up. I deserve better."
Kanter pretty much asks to be traded.
"You either play me or let me play." pic.twitter.com/EufOCAkidF
— Mike Vorkunov (@MikeVorkunov) January 24, 2019
It’s hard to argue with Kanter on this one. If you’re not going to play him don’t tell him he’s starting and have him sit on the bench all night. That goes for anyone on the roster.
One of the keys to running a successful team is being honest with your players. If the plans change let the players know it.
Unfortunately for the players, the Knicks have no plans to run a successful team.