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Enes Kanter trying to force trade from Knicks

Enes Kanter

Enes Kanter’s recent antics appear to be in an effort to get himself traded away from the New York Knicks.

This season has been an up-and-down one for the Knicks big man. When he has been on the floor, Kanter has been productive. Lately, minutes have been tough to come by. The result has been some eccentric displays.

During a game last week, Kanter kissed the court at Madison Square Garden upon entering the game after not playing in the previous four games. He did so in response to cheers of “We want Kanter!” from fans in attendance.

On Sunday, fans once again chanted for Kanter. Unfortunately, they did not get their wish as Kanter received a DNP-Coach’s Decision. Following the game, Kanter called the chants “embarrassing” for the organization to hear while they’re keeping him on the bench.

“I don’t know if the organization wants to hear the chants every game because it’s a little embarrassing,” Kanter told the NY Daily News. “Because after this trade and everything the fans still want me to go out there and play. I don’t know if they want to hear that chant every game. I have no idea what they will do.”

With DeAndre Jordan now in town and head coach David Fizdale wanting to get the team’s other players more minutes, playing time will likely continue to be limited for Kanter. The Knicks have already shipped out one disgruntled player. Kanter could be the next to leave.

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