Enes Kanter responded to LeBron James questioning the New York Knicks selecting Frank Ntilikina ahead of Dennis Smith Jr.
The defense and playmaking of rookie Frank Ntilikina are a big reason for the surprising early success of the New York Knicks. The rookie is averaging 9.1 assists and 2.7 steals per 36 minutes. His teammates — in this case Enes Kanter — have his back as well.
We love what we got…
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) November 12, 2017
Kanter should be happy with what he’s got with Frank. The youngster has exceeded all expectations. He was thought to be at least a year away from contributing but instead, he’s playing crunch time minutes.
There’s more to James’ comments than just basketball. Phil Jackson passed on Smith because Frank was viewed as a triangle point guard. Apparently, James isn’t ready to let his feud with the Zen Master go quite yet.
James and the Cavs visit Madison Square Garden on Monday night at 7:30 p.m. ET. There will be even more hype surrounding his visit now than there usually is.