Thunder center Enes Kanter is a passionate guy. Just ask one of the chairs on the team’s bench.
Kanter took a wild swing at a chair during the second quarter of Thursday’s 109-98 win over the Mavericks. He did not return to the game, and coach Billy Donovan confirmed after the game that he fractured a bone in his forearm.
There is no timetable for his return.
Kanter had four points and four rebounds in nine minutes of action before assaulting the chair.
The Thunder can ill-afford to lose arguably their second-best scorer with playoff seeding on the line.
Ball is going to have his believers and his detractors come draft time. On one hand, the kid is just a winner, a Stu Feiner-level winner. He positively affects teams with his elite basketball IQ, and he has the best vision of any prospect in the draft. He plays with tremendous pace, and his jump shot has proven solid when he gets his feet under him. He’s not a guy who consistently probes the defense; rather, he just keeps the ball moving toward the basket in a way that helps his team.
However, it’s questionable just how strong of an athlete he is, his Cheap Football Jerseys defense is rough at the point of attack and his jump shooting off the Cheap Game Jerseys dribble and on the move might scare off some decision-makers. He’s a complicated prospect that will have a wide prism, with some likely having him as high as No. 2, and others as low as No. 8 or so. System will also matter, as he’ll likely be most successful in an uptempo scheme.