After all my hard work, a bone came my way this evening: Comment on a report about Enes Kanter’s invite to run with the King, the Rat, and some other NBA big dogs.
Sounded simple enough, and it gave me a chance to play with some video, so here goes:
For years, Enes Kanter has promised that defense would be his primary summertime focus and we learned a few weeks ago, the big Turk is also working on his 3-point shot!
I took the raw video from the above link and cut it down to just the Kanter “highlights” to help us gauge his progress...
Well.... I guess there is only one thing to say about Kanter’s defensive chops....
Noticeably missing from the raw footage, if you took the time to watch it, were Kanter 3-pointers. Everyone was taking them from what I saw. Where were Kanters?
The answer is simple. The footage was nothing but MADE shots, no bricks.
I have no doubt Kanter took his fair share of long distance attempts, and came up with a big goose egg for his effort. Nada, nicht, kahore he mea, or in Kanter’s native tongue, hiçbir şey değil.... NOTHING!!
He wasted time all summer on a shot he can’t even make in a pick up game and that is why we will be seeing gems like this for the foreseeable future!!
I just recently started watching the Starz original series, Survivor’s Guilt, Lebron’s brain child. It’s not bad, but it reeeeee-ally pissed me off when they killed Cam’s uncle. I mean hey!! What’s up killing off the OG? (note to LBJ, fire the producer, MASH was never the same after Radar left)
But I digress....
The trailer for the upcoming season starts with a great scene that makes me think of our boy Enes every time I see it:
(another note to LBJ, delete previous note, but the OG still shouldn’t have been written out...)
Suffice it to say, IF Oklahoma City is paying Enes Kanter $100 a night for defense, he’s over-payed.
That defense needs work Enes — it needs a lot of work!