Thunder C Steven Adams reportedly tells Knicks coach to sub out Enes Kanter: ‘He can’t play defense’

first_imgBefore Steven Adams dunked on Enes Kanter, Billy Donovan told Dennis Schroder to “run it again.”— Erik Horne (@ErikHorneOK) November 15, 2018Kanter was traded to the Knicks in the deal that brought Carmelo Anthony to Oklahoma City.The former No. 3 overall pick by the Jazz is known to be a very good offensive player, but he has had his struggles with defense in the past.The Thunder scored a season-high 37 points in the first quarter Wednesday. Adams had 10 points and three rebounds. Thunder center Steven Adams doesn’t think much of former teammate Enes Kanter’s defensive ability.According to the Oklahoman, Adams went up to Knicks coach David Fizdale during Wednesday’s matchup and told him to sub Kanter out. “He can’t play defense,” he said.Steven Adams to David Fizdale during a stoppage: “Sub him (him being Enes Kanter) out. He can’t play defense.”— Erik Horne (@ErikHorneOK) November 15, 2018This came just minutes after Adams dunked on Kanter.Before that sequence, Thunder coach Billy Donovan told OKC guard Dennis Schroder to “run it again,” meaning he wanted Schroder to get the ball to Adams, who was matched up with Kanter inside.last_img