Enes Kanter has been a breathe of fresh air for the New York Knicks this season.
New York Knicks’ center Enes Kanter has been a hit with the fans during his first season in the Big Apple, after being traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Knicks as a part of the Carmelo Anthony trade this past summer.
Kanter’s grit and fight has reminded Knicks’ fans of past greats like Charles Oakley and Anthony Mason.
Lately Knicks’ head coach Jeff Hornacek has been going with a smaller line-up down the stretch during the fourth quarter and Kanter recently voiced his frustration with not playing at the end of games.
But, Kanter also just sat down with ESPN made it clear that he would love to retire with the Knicks.
“I’ve played for Utah, I’ve played for OKC. I remember the draft and I went to see a lot of organizations, but after you play for New York you don’t want to go no where else,” said Kanter. “Just the people around are so cool. I remember my second month, I was like this place is so cool, I want to retire here.”
Kanter went on to say that playing at Madison Square Garden as well as being in New York helped him quickly realize that he wanted to finish his career with the Knicks.
With Kanter only being 25 years-old, it would be a huge surprise if he ends up playing the remainder of his career with the Knicks.