Kanter opts to remain with Knicks instead of free agency
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 30, 2018 07:24 AM
Enes Kanter NBA file photo
NEW YORK (AP) — Enes Kanter is sticking with the New York Knicks.
Kanter informed the Knicks on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) he was opting into his contract for next season, rather than becoming a free agent. He teased his decision on Twitter with a picture of himself speaking at a podium that read “Make Knicks Great Again.”
The center from Turkey will make $18.6 million in 2018-19.
Kanter was acquired in September from Oklahoma City as part of the trade for Carmelo Anthony. He averaged 14.1 points and 11 rebounds in 71 games, all starts, and shot a career-best 59 percent from the field.