Kanter opts to remain with Knicks instead of free agency

NEW YORK (AP) Enes Kanter is sticking with the New York Knicks.

Kanter informed the Knicks on Friday he was opting into his contract for next season, rather than becoming a free agent. He teased his decision on Twitter with a picture of himself speaking at a podium that read ”Make Knicks Great Again.”

The center from Turkey will make $18.6 million in 2018-19.

Kanter was acquired in September from Oklahoma City as part of the trade for Carmelo Anthony. He averaged 14.1 points and 11 rebounds in 71 games, all starts, and shot a career-best 59 percent from the field.