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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
Contract: view contract details

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Enes Kanter scored eight points with three rebounds and one block in 11 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.
He had a really tough two-minute stretch to start the game and might not have come back in if not for Steven Adams getting into foul trouble. However, Kanter really got it together on both ends to give the Thunder big minutes. Even with the productive outing, he might not play double-digit minutes on Monday. May 29 - 12:00 AM

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Enes Kanter scored eight points with six rebounds, one steal and one block in 18 minutes against the Warriors on Monday.

He arguably had the best playoff series of his life against the Spurs, but this is a very different matchup for him. Coach Billy Donovan didn't really lean on Kanter in the post even with guys like Harrison Barnes on him. It feels like Kanter is back to being the No. 3 big man in the OKC pecking order.
May 17 - 12:20 AM

Enes Kanter played well in Game 5, scoring eight points on 3-of-7 shooting with 13 boards and three blocks in 30 minutes.

The Thunder won this game on the glass with 15 offensive rebounds, with Kanter pulling down five of them. Kanter averaged 19 minutes in the first three games of the series, but he's played 28 or more minutes in two straight games which have both resulted in a win. With Serge Ibaka struggling, Kanter might be the answer moving forward.
May 10 - 11:08 PM

The Thunder worked almost exclusively on Enes Kanter's legs and core this past summer to help his defense.

While his stat line wasn't great on Sunday with 11 points and eight boards, he had one of his best games since joining OKC. Kanter closed out Game 4 over Serge Ibaka and he played vastly improved defense on LaMarcus Aldridge to give coach Billy Donovan some confidence. After Sunday's game, Russell Westbrook even praised Kanter's physicality while Steven Adams called Donovan's move to close with Kanter "brilliant." With Kanter earning more playing time, he becomes a more viable DFS play.
Source: Oklahoman
May 9 - 11:32 AM

Enes Kanter scored six points in 19 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday, adding four rebounds and one turnover.

He didn't play much in the early going and picked up most of his stats in garbage time. The Thunder had some good success in the non-rest games against the Spurs with Kanter in and Steven Adams out, so that's something to watch. On the whole, this was a slightly discouraging game for Kanter.
Apr 30 - 10:50 PM

Enes Kanter (chest) will play in Game 1 vs. the Spurs on Saturday.

He took a knee to the chest in Monday's win over Dallas and is dealing with a stinger, but he said he's "all good" for Game 1. Kanter was dominant in the series against Dallas with averages of 15.2 points, 7.0 boards and 0.6 assists in just 20.4 minutes per game, so he will try to carry that momentum over into round two.
Apr 30 - 12:30 PM

Enes Kanter (chest) was a full participant during Wednesday's practice.

Kanter took a knee to the chest via Justin Anderson during Monday's Game 5 win over the Mavericks, but he was moving around well at practice, and he has plenty of time to rest up for Saturday's Game 1 against the Spurs. He should be fine, and we'll have official confirmation on his playing status closer to Saturday's tip.
Apr 27 - 1:46 PM

Coach Billy Donovan said Enes Kanter (chest) should be fine for Game 1 against Spurs on Saturday.

This is good news because Kanter played well against the Spurs this season. He took a knee from Justin Anderson to his chest and looked like he had some trouble breathing. Kanter obviously won't be quite as good as he was during this series against the Mavs, so DFS owners might want to lower their expectations.
Apr 25 - 11:32 PM

Enes Kanter went to the locker room in the fourth quarter on Monday.

Justin Anderson went right at him and Kanter may have suffered a contusion. He was in some pain on the bench for about two minutes before he gingerly walked back to the locker room. Steven Adams and Nick Collison would pick up run.
Apr 25 - 10:15 PM

Enes Kanter scored a game-high 28 points against the Mavs on Saturday, adding six rebounds and one turnover in 26 minutes.

He made 12-of-13 from the field and all four from the line for a tidy 94.9 true shooting percentage. This is almost a dream matchup for Kanter with the way the Mavs have struggled to defend the paint. In fact, he's 20-of-25 at the rim in the postseason to get him to a 78.3 true shooting percentage in this round. He will almost certainly take a step back against the Spurs, but feel free to dial him up in Game 5.
Apr 24 - 12:10 AM

Enes Kanter scored 21 points with eight rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in Game 3 vs. the Mavericks on Thursday.

He was 6-of-7 from the field and did all of his damage in just 22 minutes. Nights like this are rare for Kanter, as this was his first 8-cat line of the season and he didn't have any turnovers. He double-doubled in Game 1 with 16 points and 13 rebounds before posting just six points and eight boards in Game 2, so he will continue to be a hit-or-miss option moving forward.
Apr 21 - 10:09 PM

Enes Kanter scored 16 points with 13 rebounds and one assist against the Mavs on Saturday.

He picked up some garbage time here to help buoy his stat line. Based on how this game went and how much the Mavs missed guys like Chandler Parsons (knee), Kanter could have more output in garbage time in Game 2.
Apr 17 - 12:17 AM

Enes Kanter scored 17 points with 16 rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer vs. the Spurs on Tuesday.

As expected, Kanter was very busy tonight with Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka and Russell Westbrook resting up for the playoffs. Kanter is under contract with the Thunder for a few more seasons, but his role could grow next season depending on what Durant does in free agency. He's allergic to defensive stats, so his upside will still be pretty low in standard leagues.
Apr 12 - 11:14 PM

Enes Kanter scored a career-high 33 points during a 120-115 loss to the Blazers on Wednesday, adding 20 rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

He got all he could eat with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka and Andre Roberson resting. Kanter's 30-20 was the first ever in OKC history. Kanter's ability to fill up the points and rebound columns on the stat sheet was never in question, so this isn't a surprise. If OKC rests players again, make sure you use Kanter.
Apr 7 - 1:03 AM

Randy Foye, Dion Waiters, Anthony Morrow, Enes Kanter and Steven Adams will start against the Blazers on Wednesday.

Kanter should be very busy in by far his best opportunity of the year. He'll be a must-use DFS target.
Apr 6 - 9:47 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Russell Westbrook
2Randy Foye
3Cameron Payne
SG1Andre Roberson
2Dion Waiters
3Anthony Morrow
SF1Kevin Durant
2Kyle Singler
3Josh Huestis
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Nick Collison
3Mitch McGary
C1Steven Adams
2Enes Kanter
3Dakari Johnson
4Nazr Mohammed