Utah Jazz: Enes Kanter may be simply unlucky
Turkish big man excited to play after sitting for nearly 2 years
"Playing for the Turkish National Team, there is a lot of pride at stake. You are playing with and against some real pros and I've learned a lot. It is really good for me. I'm feeling good and am just trying to get into game shape right now,"?said Kanter.
The NBA lockout now leaves Kanter considering his overseas options.
Last month Kanter's agent, Max Ergul, confirmed his client already has offers from two teams in China. Unfortunately for Kanter and other players in the Association, China may not be a final destination. The Chinese Basketball Association recently decided to block all players under NBA contract despite an earlier FIBA ruling.
So is playing in Turkey a possibility?
"I really don't know what is going to happen. Right now my focus is on playing for the national team and then after EuroBasket I will discuss my future with my agent and we shall see what happens."?
Standing outside Stechert Arena in Bamberg after helping Turkey defeat Belgium, 66-60, Kanter has two large bags of ice wrapped around each knee. His teammates wait for him on the team bus.
Kanter takes a long pause between questions to consider his basketball journey "where he's been and the unknown of where he's going. It's been a long road to haul.
"I just want to play," Kanter said quietly. I just want to play basketball."?
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