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Enes Kanter Out 6-8 Weeks, After Punching A Chair


Sometimes, anger and frustration can get the better of us. In the case of Enes Kanter, his frustration may have just cost him 6-8 weeks.

Kanter joined the team in 2014, as part of a trade with the Utah Jazz. Since then, Kanter has been a vital role for the team, averaging 14.6 points and 6.8 rebounds. Off the bench, he provides an important spark for a team that is very much in the playoff picture.

Thursday night, Enes Kanter fired his fist hard into an empty chair while on a first half timeout during the game against the Dallas Mavericks. The Thunder did win, but OKC fans must be grieving at the thought of losing such an important player because of an empty chair.

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While no official time table has been set for his return, the Thunder will no doubt hurt from the absence of their biggest bench performer. It will be interesting to see what kinds of adjustments Billy Donovan will make if Kanter is indeed out for a long period of time.

Here's the video showing what happened, with some comments by Kanter's teammate, Russell Westbrook: