Enes Kanter will likely be back in the starting lineup for the New York Knicks on Wednesday, two days after he complained about a reduced role with the club.
Knicks coach David Fizdale told reporters Tuesday that he's "leaning toward" starting Kanter on Wednesday against the Houston Rockets due to an ankle injury to Luke Kornet, the Knicks' starting center.
"With Luke going down, we're right back where we were," Fizdale said after Tuesday's practice. "I'm leaning toward him [starting] because [rookie center Mitchell [Robinson is] still running into the same thing with the fouls. And so to try to max out Mitchell's minutes, I have to bring him off the bench right now."
An MRI on Tuesday revealed that Kornet had suffered a left ankle sprain and bone bruise. Kornet was in a walking boot on Tuesday. Fizdale said he hoped Kornet could return in two weeks. Kanter will likely start at center during Kornet's absence.