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Enes Kanter | Center/Forward | #00

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/20/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 245
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (3) / UTA
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Enes Kanter posted five points while playing just nine minutes in Monday's 119-104 win at Brooklyn.
Kanter was nailed to the bench with Kyle O'Quinn showing a hot hand off as a reserve, while Willy Hernangomez was also sharp in his meager time on the court. He was able to start, but O'Quinn's shooting and the solid play of Michael Beasley kept Kanter nailed to the bench. It's maddening to fantasy owners, but a solution could be coming soon. Teams have inquired about the availability of the team's centers, as the team has a logjam at the position, so Kanter could see a bump in value, or potentially a new uniform, soon. Jan 15 - 6:22 PM

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Enes Kanter said his absence in the fourth quarter of recent games has been "weird."

Kanter did play five minutes in the fourth quarter on Wednesday vs. the Bulls, but he didn't touch the floor in the fourth quarter of his previous five games. "He did not [talk to me],’’ Kanter said of coach Jeff Hornacek. "I’m ready [to play in the fourth]. It’s a little weird to me too. I guess he’s trying to make everybody happy. That’s what he’s doing. The most important thing is if we’re winning or not. If we’re winning we’re good. If we’re losing, there’s a problem." The Knicks have been using Kyle O'Quinn for his defense and Michael Beasley is also spending more time next to Kristaps Porzingis these days, but Kanter is still a nightly double-double threat despite seeing a small dip in minutes.
Jan 11 - 10:13 AM

Enes Kanter logged 25 minutes vs. the Mavericks on Sunday, grabbing 18 rebounds with 13 points on 6-of-13 shooting.

This matchup was tailor-made for Kanter, as the Mavericks have the second-worst rebound rate in the league (47.7%). He added one assist and one steal tonight, and continues to thrive on a per-minute basis even while Kyle O'Quinn (15 points, 11 rebounds) plays well in a reserve role. The only clear threat to Kanter is the possibility that New York will unleash Willy Hernangomez (six minutes) at some point later this season.
Jan 7 - 10:24 PM

Enes Kanter played only 18 minutes vs. Washington on Wednesday, making 5-of-8 FGs and 2-of-3 FTs to finish with 12 points, four rebounds and one assist.

Kanter battled some foul trouble and got his fourth at the 6:32 mark of the third quarter, but he was also limited by the solid play of backup Kyle O'Quinn. He's played between 17-20 minutes in four straight games, which is a concerning trend, especially since the Knicks aren't yet giving Willy Hernangomez (two minutes) the time of day. Hopefully we'll see Kanter get more run vs. the size of Hassan Whiteside on Friday.
Jan 3 - 11:40 PM

Enes Kanter said that he is unsure if he will opt out of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Kanter has a player option worth $18.4 million for the 2018-19 campaign. Heading into this season, it was assumed he'd pick up the option. However, Kanter is currently enjoying his best season as a pro, averaging 13.7 points and 10.3 rebounds, while shooting 59.3 percent from the floor and 88.7 percent from the free-throw stripe.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 10:02:00 AM

Enes Kanter scored a season-high 31 points on 12-of-21 shooting (7-of-8 from the stripe) on Monday to go with a career-high tying 22 rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 36 minutes.

Kanter is one of the best in the league at attacking the offensive glass with his 16.4 OREB%, and this was just the fifth 30-20 game in NBA Christmas Day history (the last person to do it was Bob Lanier back in 1971). As good as he’s been, it’s possible he could eventually lose some minutes to Willy Hernangomez in New York towards the second half of the season, so owners might want to think about selling high after this monster game.
Mon, Dec 25, 2017 03:22:00 PM

Enes Kanter scored 22 points with 16 rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one steal against the Pistons on Friday.

That's a game high in boards, which is impressive when going up against Andre Drummond. Kanter also had set a season high in blocks with swats against Drummond, Tobias Harris and Reggie Jackson. He's been tremendous with the Knicks posting career highs in scoring, assists, steals, free throw percentage and field goal percentage.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 10:04:00 PM

Enes Kanter hit 5-of-8 shots for 11 points, three rebounds and three steals in 23 minutes of Monday's ugly 109-91 loss to the Hornets.

This was a blowout and Kanter didn't get much run, but has also cooled off lately, averaging just 11.2 points, 6.6 boards and 1.0 steals on 60 percent shooting over his last five games. He hasn't scored more than 14 points in any of his last eight games, and hasn't really looked like the same player we saw before he suffered a back injury back in November. Hopefully he'll get hot again soon, but at least he's still the starting center of choice in New York.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 09:20:00 PM

Enes Kanter said he'll be "fine" despite picking up a neck injury on Saturday vs. the Thunder.

The injury caused him to see double after Andre Roberson came down on the back of his head while the two were fighting for a rebound. "I think I'm good," Kanter said. "There was a point I saw two refs but I think I'm fine. I'm not going to talk about it. I'm going to use the neck bracelet. Just get some treatment and get ready for the next game." The injuries are piling up for Kanter, but he's fully expected to play on Monday vs. Charlotte.
Source: SNY.tv
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 11:47:00 AM

Enes Kanter (back) picked up four fouls in 18 minutes on Sunday, finishing with eight points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Kanter was on crutches when he entered the arena tonight, but he said this injury wasn't related to the back spasms that cost him three games last month. "It is the back, but the other side," he said before the game. "I got kneed in the hip and I lost my balance and it affected my leg. So I had a hard time walking and standing up." Kanter gets a day off before facing the Lakers on Tuesday, but owners should certainly double-check his status for that game.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 11:35:00 PM

Enes Kanter (hip) will play Sunday vs. the Hawks.

Kanter was seen limping badly following Saturday's loss to the Bulls, but apparently, he's recovered enough to get out there tonight. The Hawks have been giving up big lines to opposing bigs this season, so go ahead and get Kanter active.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 05:56:00 PM

Enes Kanter was limping badly after Saturday's game against the Bulls.

He said he was kneed in the hip late in the game, but he could play on Sunday against the Hawks. Kanter will probably be looking at a game-time call, but then again the Knicks may just keep him out in what could be a battle for lottery balls. He had 10 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and no turnovers in 28 minutes on Saturday.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 02:19:00 AM

Enes Kanter posted an 18-point, 16-board double-double during Sunday's loss to the Magic, adding two assists, one steal and three turnovers through 31 minutes of play.

As per usual, Kanter did an excellent job on the glass with his 30.2 rebounding rate, and a not-so-excellent job on the defensive end with his 117.1 defensive rating and -11.5 net rating. Still, he figures to be working with minutes in the 30s and should see a nice uptick in usage for however long Kristaps Porzingis (ankle) and Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) are out, so he's going to be one of the primary beneficiaries of these Knicks' injuries.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 07:23:00 PM

Enes Kanter (back) returned to action on Wednesday, putting up 22 points, 14 rebounds (six offensive), one assist and one steal vs. the visiting Heat.

Kanter wound up missing three games with back spasms, and he was obviously thrilled to be back on the hardwood. "I was just so hungry," he said afterward. "I just wanted to go out there and bite somebody's ear off." Dietary taboos aside, fantasy owners have to be thrilled with Kanter -- he's averaging 26.2 minutes on the season, so his 25 minutes tonight were typical, and he finished an efficient 7-of-9 from the field and 8-of-9 from the FT line. Not too shabby.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 12:16:00 AM

Enes Kanter (back) will replace Kyle O'Quinn in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Heat.

O'Quinn's minutes could dip back to the teens tonight with Kanter active, and Willy Hernangomez might drop from the rotation entirely. Kanter has missed the past three games, so Jeff Hornacek may want to keep his minutes in the lower-20s, making him less attractive in DFS.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 07:16:00 PM