Matured Kanter Looking Forward to Pressure
But (Enes) Kanter, who turned 21 in the offseason, said a summer of rehabbing from shoulder surgery and an anticipated spike in on-floor responsibility matured him — even though he said the beard won’t make it to (Utah) Jazz training camp, which starts with Monday’s media day.
“When I was in my first two years,” Kanter said, “I was thinking I’m not going to get old, I’m just going to be like this my whole life. I was wrong. You grow up. And the stuff I put out there, rookie mistakes.”
“It’s so much pressure,” Kanter said. “I like pressure, though. Coach is expecting a lot, fans are expecting a lot. Everybody with the Utah Jazz are expecting a lot of things . The only thing you can do is just go out there and play your 100 percent best and just work hard.”