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Enes Kanter says guarding Carmelo Anthony like a ‘nightmare,’ believes Melo should be in NBA

Enes Kanter, Carmelo Anthony, Celtics

Boston Celtics big man Enes Kanter recently hosted a basketball clinic in New York, where the cameras of Spectrum News were able to catch up with the 27-year-old.

Kanter was asked about his thoughts on fellow former Knick Carmelo Anthony and the latter’s apparent inability to secure an offer from any team in the league at the moment. According to the 6-foot-11 center, having faced Melo many times in the past, he believes that the 10-time All-Star still deserves a place in the NBA.

“Like a nightmare,” Enes Kanter describes his experience of guarding Anthony in the past. “Definitely, because still, he can score the ball anytime. He can get 22 to 25 [points] every game. So I think he’s definitely a very special player. I feel like he still belongs in the NBA. He should definitely be in the NBA.”

Despite both having had the opportunity to dawn the Knicks uniform at one point in their respective careers, these two never became teammates in New York. As a matter of fact, Kanter was sent to the Knicks as part of the deal that brought Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the summer of 2017.

How times have changed. This offseason, it was actually Kanter who secured a considerable deal with his new team, while Anthony remains a free agent. Nonetheless, you can definitely sense the level of respect Kanter has for Melo.

There have been some reports of teams showing interest on the six-time All-NBA forward, so hopefully, Anthony is able to land his next gig sooner rather than later.