Enes Kanter Admits He ‘Never Liked Playing Basketball’ with Utah Jazz

March 28th, 2015 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »

Fourth-year center Enes Kanter has looked like a different player since landing with the Oklahoma City Thunder at the trade deadline.

Apparently, he feels like a different one, too.

Speaking with reporters in advance of Saturday's matchup with his former team, the Utah Jazz, Kanter simultaneously praised his new employer and bashed his old one.

"I love it," Kanter said of the change, per ESPN.com's Royce Young. "It's a team I've never experienced before and I actually like playing basketball there. I'm just so comfortable and everything is in the right place. I'm just really happy to be there."

Tell us how you really feel, Enes.

He did—and so did a less-than-impressed EnergySolutions Arena crowd during pregame introductions.

As Utah radio announcer David Locke noted, Kanter's reception was just as frigid from his former teammates:

The move has been a brilliant one for him from a basketball standpoint. With Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka sidelined by injury, Kanter has been a focal point of an offense that has desperately tried finding something m ...

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