Mario Hezonja of the New York Knicks roasted teammate Enes Kanter's defense after showing off his abs.
Per Nicole Yang of Boston.com, below is the exchange between Hezonja and Kanter:
Shirtless Enes Kanter: “For Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for this.” *rubs his six-pack*
Mario Hezonja: “I’ll trade you a four-pack for a defensive slide.”
— Nicole Yang (@nicolecyang) November 21, 2018
Kanter is known for his trolling antics, so it's pretty weird seeing him being the recipient of nice troll job. But this is just some good evidence of the bond among the Knicks players. They may not be winning a whole lot this season, but they are developing that chemistry.
This is Hezonja's first season donning a Knicks jersey after inking a deal over the summer. Prior to New York, Hezonja played three seasons for the Orlando Magic.
In 17 games for the Knicks so far, the 6-foot-8 Hezonja has averaged 8.4 points per game and 3.7 rebounds in 19.2 minutes of play. He has mostly played a backup role this season. Knicks head coach David Fizdale shared that he's trying to challenge him more, especially on the defensive end. Per Marc Berman of the New York Post:
“I’m going to challenge him to do more, especially on the defensive end,’’ Fizdale said. “I got total confidence in Mario. We’re breaking habits. We’re building him mentally. There’s a lot of stuff we’re working on. Sometimes he’s going to look great. Sometimes not. You see how I am. If you’re playing well, that’s who I play at the time. If you’re not, you won’t play late game. The last game, that’s what it was with him.”