Enes Kanter will not join the team on their upcoming trip to London because of the ongoing tension between the Knicks center and Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkish prosecutors are reportedly seeking an international arrest warrant for Knicks center Enes Kanter for being a member of a terrorist organization. Last year, Kanter sat down with SI to explain his ongoing criticism of his home country.
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter voiced his frustration after not playing during the team's loss to the Houston Rockets. Was his public trade demand warranted?
On Wednesday, Enes Kanter said on The Herd that 2019 No. 1 pick Zion Williamson is "overhyped," calling him "Julius Randle with hops." After the quote started picking up attention, Randle weighed in and called Kanter out on Twitter, noting that he scored 45 points on the Turkish center the last time they squared off against each other.
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter has watched from afar as his home country of Turkey has descended into autocratic violence. Kanter understands too well the value of free speech, and he is "trying to be the voice of all those innocent people in jail getting tortured and raped."