Enes Kanter expressed his frustration after receiving a DNP-CD in the New York Knicks' loss to the Houston Rockets. 

"I want to play basketball. We're all competitors. I want to play basketball. So just if you're going to play me here, play me. If not, then just get me out of here," said Kanter.

Kanter said that David Fizdale told him he would start following an injury to Luke Kornet before the coaching staff changed their mind. 

"My job right now is just cheer for my teammates and try to be a good teammate, [but] what they're doing to me is pretty messed up. I deserve way better," he said.

Kanter is currently in the final year of his contract.