Utah Jazz big man Enes Kanter will not play for Turkey in the FIBA World Cup this summer, as he will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right knee, which has been irritated by quadriceps tendinitis, according to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.
Jazz big man Enes Kanter will receive a platelet rich plasma injection to treat his right knee, sidelining him for about two weeks.— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) June 23, 2014
Enes Kanter was prepping to play for Turkey in the FIBA World Cup, but his doctor decided it will benefit his knee to skip the tournament.— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) June 23, 2014
Last season was somewhat disappointing for Kanter, as he and frontcourt partner Derrick Favors didn't produce well in tandem. Then-head coach Tyrone Corbin wound up moving Kanter to the bench and starting Marvin Williams as a stretch four. Numerous skilled big men will be available when the Jazz pick at No. 5 in Thursday's draft, and what they decide to do with that selection will illustrate how they feel about going forward with the pair.