The Kanter 3-point storyline was probably overplayed. The Trevor Booker storyline probably under played. Just hit his third of the night.
Snyder: playing small takes us away from strengths. Enes kanter was effective on the block. Enes is a good player and he played hard
The other thing K-Pap's shot does is keep his man from doubling down on Dwight, who immediately spins, dunks on Kanter.
Great defense by Kanter there on Harden
Favors with 8, Kanter with 6, Hayward and Burks with 4 each for the Jazz in the first period...
End of 1: Jazz 27, Rockets, 27. Derrick Favors 8p/2r/1a. Kanter 6p/2r. Dwight Howard 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting.
But as I said, Kanter CAN score....so there's the conundrum
Wondering who's the worse defender. Kanter, or James Harden. I'm taking votes
Of course, Kanter's good on the block. And he has a mismatch against Terrence Jones
Kanter's making it easy on Howard. All but giving him an invitation baseline for a reverse dunk
Enes Kanter misses his first corner 3.
Tonight's season-opening starting lineups: Jazz: Burke, Burks, Hayward, Kanter, Favors Rockets: Beverley, Harden, Ariza, Jones, Howard.
Burke, Burks, Hayward, Kanter and Favors are the starters tonight
Jazz will start Burke, Burks, Hayward, Favors and Kanter. Newcomer Joe Ingles is active. Inactives: Jordan Hamilton and Toure' Murry.
Hayward's advice to Kanter? "Just not worry about (the contract). It’s over with and now he just has to play this season as a Jazz player."
Hayward's advice to Kanter, on facing RFA: Don't think about it. which is easy “as long as you guys don’t ask questions about it.”
Agent Max Ergul said Enes Kanter's priority is to play well and win this year with Jazz. "Enes's biggest concern and focus was the season."
Enes Kanter's agent told me it was a mutual agreement between the big man's camp and the Jazz to end contract extension negotiations.
Kanter makes $5.7 million this year and likely gets a qualifying offer of $7.4 million in July.
Ergul had high praise for Dennis Lindsey and Quin Snyder, and said Kanter is "very happy with the direction."
Kanter's agent, Max Ergul, mentioned Kanter's potential with a new system/coach and the new TV deal as some factors in their decision.
Enes Kanter having to chase around Terrence Jones tomorrow night is gonna be interesting
Stop what you are doing. I am about to post the Enes Kanter Get to Know and you are going to love him after this if you don't already.
Jazz have 4 of an NBA-record 101 international players: Dante Exum and Joe Ingles (Australia), Rudy Gobert (France), Enes Kanter (Turkey).
Utah Jazz roster: Booker, Burke, Burks, Clark, Evans, Exum, Favors, Gobert, Hayward, Hood, Kanter, Murry, Novak. Inactive: Hamilton, Ingles.
The Jazz have one week to work out extensions for fourth-year players Enes Kanter and Alec Burks. They'll become RFA if that doesn't happen.
Eric Bledsoe just beat Enes Kanter on a jump ball, and it leads to a Phoenix bucket. Suns 94, Jazz 91 with about 3 minutes left to play.
Bledsoe just outleaped Kanter on a jump ball ... easily. Markieff 3 makes it a 94-91 Suns lead with 3:20 to go.
Enes Kanter is 4-14 in this game. Simply can't finish over the length of Alex Len and Miles Plumlee
That was Gobert's fourth foul, so Kanter's back in the game for him
UTA 51, PHX 47 at half. Dragic: 11p, 2a; Markieff: 7p, 2r; Green: 7p, 3r; Hayward: 13p, 5-6 FG; Kanter: 8p, 3r. Fastbreak pts: PHX 6, UTA 0.