Enes Kanter received votes for the NBA All-Rookie teams
Just not enough to earn a spot on either of the teams. Kanter, the third pick in last years draft, was among 21 rookies to receive at least one vote.
It’s a real shame that Kanter didn’t get more opportunities to play this year, because if he had, he almost certainly would have made one of the All-Rookie teams.
Kanter played just 13.2 minutes per game, averaging 4.6 points and 4.2 rebounds. Had he been playing the same amount of minutes as let’s say, Tristian Thompson, who played 23.7 minutes per game, he would have been averaging closer to 8 points and 8 rebounds per game. Thompson was named to the All-Rookie second team after averaging 8.2 points and 6.2 rebounds.
Thompson had a PER of 13.37. Kanter had a 14.52.
The problem for Kanter isn’t his production, it’s his opportunities.
Hopefully next year he gets more opportunities. #FreeEnes