Enes Kanter had a solid week for the New York Knicks. Showing off his consistent ability to score and rebound has been key for the Knicks all season long.
Enes Kanter has been crowned Player of the Week after grabbing three double-doubles for the New York Knicks. The Knicks were finally able to grab a win over the Chicago Bulls, but followed it up with a blowout loss in Miami and a well-fought loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Scoring and Rebounding
Enes Kanter was able to show off his scoring and rebounding ability this week for the Knicks. In the three contests, he had 44 points and 41 rebounds.
His quietest performance came in the win against the Bulls, notching 10 points and 13 rebounds. This is likely due, however, to playing a lackluster 18 minutes.
His best performance this week came against the Heat, where he tallied 23 points and 13 rebounds. He was able to get seven of those points at the free throw line after nine attempts at the stripe.
Tallying three assists, as well, he had a very solid game in Miami.
Just last night against the Timberwolves, he scored 11 points while nabbing 15 rebounds and dishing out one assist. Although it ended in a loss, the Knicks fought hard.
Kanter has shown his ability to mix his scoring and rebounding skill to perfection, and that continued for him this week.
If you read our last player of the game feature, a familiar face is coming up. Tim Hardaway Jr. had a pretty solid week this week. Obviously his best offering to the Knicks is his scoring, which he was able to show off.
Although he had a rough outing against the Heat, going 5-of-15 from the field with just 12 points, he made up for it last night against the Timberwolves.
Scoring 39 points in the four-point loss, he shot an efficient 14-of-25 from the field and 6-of-11 from beyond the three-point line.
His 22-point performance against the Bulls was efficient, as well, shooting just below 50 percent, going 7-of-15 from the field.
Shooting an efficient 47.3 percent from the field this week, it’s nice to see some increased efficiency despite his one rough outing. He also had some free throw success, going 10-of-12 in the three games combined.
It would be nice to see Hardaway get to the line more, however, because he is an athletic wing.
All in all, there were some bright spots for both New York Knicks players, with Enes Kanter gaining the edge and taking home this week’s honor.