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Enes Kanter | Center/Forward | #11

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/20/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 245
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (3) / UTA
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Enes Kanter saw just eight minutes off the Thunder bench during Sunday's Game 4 loss, ending his evening with two points, two boards, one block and one turnover.
Over the past three games, Kanter has only seen the floor for 8.5 minutes a night, which obviously isn't enough time for him to make a meaningful impact on the box score. His awful defense is the reason why he's not playing, so don't expect his minutes to jump in Game 5. Apr 23 - 7:56 PM

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Enes Kanter played only eight minutes during Wednesday's loss in Houston, making 2-of-4 shots for four points with three blocks and one rebound.

Billy Donovan appeared to tell an assistant during Game 1, "Can't play Kanter," after his backup big man blew a defensive assignment. Kanter's role did indeed shrink tonight with OKC carefully choosing the moments they used him, which led to a bigger role for Jerami Grant (nine points, five rebounds, two blocks in 26 minutes). OKC had this game under control until the fourth quarter, so presumably Kanter will be limited again in Game 3.
Apr 19 - 10:57 PM

Enes Kanter was held to eight points, three rebounds and one assist in 16 minutes vs. Houston on Sunday, making 3-of-7 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs in 16 minutes.

Defense has long been an issue for Kanter. After he allowed an easy dunk by Clint Capela in a pick-and-roll set in the fourth quarter, coach Billy Donovan appeared to immediately tell an assistant, "Can't play Kanter." He was subbed out 17 seconds later for Steven Adams, and it's clear that OKC has a lot of issues to solve to even their first-round series on Wednesday.
Apr 17 - 12:21 AM

Enes Kanter had a poor game on Sunday, making 4-of-9 FGs and 1-of-2 FTs for nine points and one rebound in 17 minutes.

Kanter didn't have a single assist, steal or block tonight, and this matches his lowest playing time since mid-December. The entire frontcourt was outplayed tonight with Kanter, Steven Adams, Taj Gibson and Domantas Sabonis combining for 20 points. Despite this dud, Kanter is still a reasonable option if you need some rebounds and high-efficiency scoring.
Apr 2 - 5:37 PM

Enes Kanter struggled vs. the Mavericks on Monday with six points and two rebounds in 17 minutes.

He picked up four fouls and never got into a rhythm, finishing 2-of-6 from the field and 2-of-4 from the line. Kanter was coming off an impressive three-game stretch with averages of 20.6 points and 8.3 rebounds, and while he won't be that good, his owners can expect him to get back on track vs. the Magic on Wednesday.
Mar 27 - 11:43 PM

Enes Kanter was a rare bright spot for the Thunder on Sunday, scoring 23 points on 9-of-12 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover.

Kanter did his damage in just 23 minutes. His owners would assuredly love to see what he could accomplish with unfettered playing time, considering he was posting top-100 value in a mere 20.2 minutes over the past five games. Expect similar production down the stretch, as OKC tries to close the gap between themselves and the Clippers (1.5 games) and Jazz (2.5 games).
Mar 26 - 7:33 PM

Enes Kanter scored 24 points with 11 rebounds, one block and one steal against the 76ers on Wednesday.

It's usually a fun time for a big man to go up against Jahlil Okafor and that was the case for Kanter today. He also had a double-double against the Warriors on Monday and did play 25 minutes in that loss. The arrival of Taj Gibson hasn't hurt Kanter too much, averaging 16.8 points, 7.4 boards, 0.6 assists, 0.4 blocks and 0.6 steals in his last five games. Plus, Steven Adams struggling has also helped get Kanter going.
Mar 23 - 12:09 AM

Enes Kanter double-doubled vs. the Warriors on Monday with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

This was such an Enes Kanter line with zero assists, blocks or steals -- he was averaging 0.6 blocks and 0.4 steals per game prior to Monday. Kanter shot 6-of-16 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line, but with just two more games on the schedule this week, he's just a low-end player to own who specializes in points and rebounds.
Mar 21 - 12:24 AM

Enes Kanter scored 14 points with four rebounds and one block in 18 minutes against the Kings on Saturday.

That's double-digit scoring games in 11 straight while making at least 50 percent from the field in all but two of those games. While the scoring and percentages are great, Kanter is doing almost nothing with only three blocks in March, which has made him only a late-round guy. He's more of a fit player in fantasy and hasn't been worth owning since the break.
Mar 18 - 6:13 PM

Enes Kanter scored 14 point with 10 rebounds and two turnovers in 24 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday night.

He was big time off the bench and this should surprise nobody after his strong postseason against the Spurs last year. Kanter gets a much tougher matchup in a Mount Rushmore of revenge games against the Jazz on Saturday. This game is in OKC, so he won't get to enjoy the mountain views in Utah this time around. Kanter has not been very good in standard leagues, so maybe this can get him going again. The Taj Gibson trade doesn't help.
Mar 9 - 11:49 PM

Enes Kanter racked up 16 points and 10 rebounds in a losing effort on Sunday, making 7-of-14 shots with two assists, one steal and three turnovers in 19 minutes.

Kanter began the game 0-of-5 from the field but he caught fire in the second quarter with a series of buckets in the paint, and he helped force Nerlens Noel to the bench early with foul trouble. He didn't make a single shot after halftime, however, and was limited by the lopsided score, so owners have to be pleased that he scratched out a double-double.
Mar 5 - 11:10 PM

Enes Kanter scored 18 points with 10 rebounds and one steal in 28 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

Some foul trouble for Steven Adams helped give Kanter more run. Coach Billy Donovan has cooled off with the Kanter-Adams combos, playing them together for just 13 minutes combined in the previous three. That could have to do with the Thunder actually having a capable four in Taj Gibson. Kanter could still flirt with mid-round value going forward.
Mar 3 - 1:22 AM

Enes Kanter had 15 points, nine rebounds, a steal and a block on 7-of-12 shooting in 27 minutes off the bench on Tuesday.

Kanter had 20 points and nine boards on Sunday, and has yet to be slowed down by the arrival of Taj Gibson. The most likely scenario is that Gibson will start and absorb the minutes of Domantas Sabonis, while leaving Kanter plenty of minutes off the bench as he backs up both the power forward and center positions. Kanter should be held in all leagues for now.
Mar 1 - 12:15 AM

Enes Kanter played well in 24 minutes vs. New Orleans on Sunday, scoring 20 points on 6-of-9 FGs and 8-of-10 FTs.

Kanter rounded out his line with nine rebounds, three assists and one steal. His playing time could take a hit with Taj Gibson in town, but he's a per-minute dynamo who should continue to post value in 12-team leagues.
Feb 26 - 9:54 PM

Enes Kanter (arm) returned to action on Friday vs. the Lakers, but scored just four points on 2-of-12 shooting.

He missed a lot of easy looks and finished 2-of-10 in the paint, but some rust was to be expected. He played 19 minutes and grabbed seven rebounds with one assist and four turnovers, but it is a little concerning that the Thunder have another solid option in their frontcourt in Taj Gibson. It's going to take some time for Kanter to find his rhythm, but he could be more a late-round guy going forward.
Feb 24 - 10:56 PM