Enes Kanter wants out of Utah, and he's not planning on coming back any time soon.

After the Jazz's 87-82 loss to the Mavericks on Wednesday night, a "frustrated" Kanter told the Salt Lake Tribune's Aaron Falk he hopes to be traded before the NBA's Feb. 19 trade deadline. It looked as though the 6-11 center from Turkey came out of the game Wednesday with an apparent eye injury, but he told Falk that was not the reason he did return to action.

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"It was not my eye at all," Kanter said in his only comment to reporters in Dallas. "I don't know what it was, but it was not my eye at all. So we'll see what's going to happen."

According to the Deseret News' Jody Genessy, Kanter decided not to fly back to Utah on the Jazz's charter plane and will instead go in the opposite direction — east, to Pennsylvania — as the All-

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Playing time for Kanter, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2011 draft, has been erratic in recent weeks. He's played less than 30 minutes in five of his last seven games, including Wednesday's. Still, he's averaging 11.4 points and 9.6 rebounds in that stretch. His season averages are 13.8 points and 7.8 rebounds.

Kanter, who will be a restricted free agent this summer, has been rumored to be on the move for a while.

Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey declined to comment to reporters about Kanter. It's not known if Jazz coach Quin Snyder was asked about Kanter.