The New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale decided to remove center Enes Kanter from the team’s rotation in order to give more playing time to Mitchell Robinson and Luke Kornet.
Enes Kanter is not pleased with this situation. “I was very disappointed. There was nothing to be happy about, so I’m not happy and I definitely don’t agree with the decision, of course. I’m a player. We are competitors, so [we want to] play big minutes. If you look at the whole year, first 41 games, I did not miss a game. And they put me in fourth [in the] rotation [on Monday], it definitely hurts. It hurts a lot,” said Kanter, per ESPN.
This season, the 26-year-old player is averaging 14.4 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists, while shooting at 54.1 percent from the floor in 26.3 minutes of action.