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Enes Kanter | Center/Forward

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (22) / 5/20/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 245
College: Kentucky
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Enes Kanter scored 19 points on 9-of-13 shooting with eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block over 33 minutes in Monday's loss to the Bulls.
Kanter is averaging just 0.2 steals and 0.2 blocks per game, so if you're using him you probably wanted to uncork some cheap champagne tonight. He's more of a 14-team guy given his lack of statistical upside in standard leagues. Nov 25 - 2:03 AM

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Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter scored 16 points and grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds in an easy win vs. the Thunder on Tuesday, making 6-of-16 FGs and 4-of-8 FTs in just 27 minutes of action.

This was Kanter's first sub-.500 shooting game since Nov. 7, and he's shooting 85.0 percent from the charity stripe this season, so he gets a pass for the poor percentages. He also had zero assists, steals or blocks tonight, which is an unfortunate trend -- his 8-cat fantasy value is severely limited by averages of 0.4 assists, 0.3 steals and 0.3 blocks per game.
Nov 18 - 11:38 PM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter played just 12 minutes against the Knicks on Friday, scoring six points with five rebounds and no steals or blocks.

So much for any momentum gained earlier in the week. The Knicks played small and unless there is some unknown injury it appears as if Quin Snyder simply went small, but it's not a great sign that Kanter's minutes are subject to this type of swing. Weigh out your options and consider a drop if you're looking at a hot free agent.
Nov 15 - 12:28 AM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter played 29 minutes and hit 7-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers on his way to 16 points, five rebounds, a steal and a block against the Hawks.

Kanter went through a slump but is playing well. He's blocked three shots over his last two games and is averaging 14.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 0.6 blocks and .08 3-pointers over his last five games. If he was dropped in your league and you need a big man, think about grabbing him.
Nov 12 - 10:05 PM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter had two blocks against the Pacers on Monday with 18 points, three rebounds, one 3-pointer and five turnovers.

These were his first two blocks of the season. Kanter is also shooting the ball well right now and made 58.2 percent of his shots from the field in his last five to go with averages of 15.0 points, 7.6 boards, 0.2 steals and 0.4 triples. He's still not a great player to own in standard leagues, but points league owners should be somewhat satisfied with the Turkish big man.
Nov 10 - 10:09 PM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter notched his first double-double of the season vs. the Pistons, scoring 14 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in a tough one-point road victory.

Kanter made 6-of-11 FGs and both of his FT attempts. The bad news is that he didn't contribute any other statistics, and through seven games he has a combined two assists, one steal and zero blocks. That won't cut it for any fantasy player, let alone a starting center, and most owners should be able to find more well-rounded options in 10-team leagues.
Nov 9 - 8:33 PM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter's slump is over, as he had 18 points, five rebounds and a 3-pointer on 8-of-13 shooting in 27 minutes on Wednesday.

Yeah, he didn't have a steal or a block, as usual, but played well. He's now averaging 17.5 points and 7.0 rebounds over his last two games, meaning he's worth a look if he was dropped in your league after some bad games.
Nov 6 - 1:22 AM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter played 27 minutes against the Clippers on Monday with 17 points, nine rebounds, one assist and one steal.

It took him four games to register a steal or dime, but we're still waiting on a block. Kanter picked up a handful of extra minutes with Derrick Favors getting into foul trouble, so this line is a little fluky. We'd need to see it again to say he's "back."
Nov 4 - 1:44 AM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter played just 16 minutes against the Suns on Saturday with three points and two rebounds.

He was 1-of-3 from the field and didn't provide any other positive stats to go with his two turnovers and four fouls. Kanter was checked out on the bench by the training staff, but looks to be fine. He has no steals, blocks or threes in 57 minutes this season, so his owners should have no problem cutting him right now.
Nov 2 - 2:38 AM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter made 4-of-10 from the field for 11 points with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes.

He is now without a block, steal or assist to go with his nine boards on the season. Kanter played just 22 minutes on Wednesday and his fantasy owners might want to become his former fantasy owners, assuming there is anything promising on the waiver wire.
Oct 31 - 1:12 AM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter plans to enter restricted free agency after the Jazz could not strike a deal to extend him.

"We have mutually agreed with Utah to concentrate on the season and look at our options again in the summer," agent Max Ergul said. It will be interesting to see what kind of offers Kanter would receive in free agency, but the Jazz will take comfort in the fact that if he does leave, they have an intriguing replacement in Rudy Gobert.
Oct 29 - 1:12 PM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter made 4-of-14 from the field in 33 minutes as the starting center against the Suns on Friday, scoring 10 points with six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

Amazingly, Kanter now has a block in his last three preseason games, which he failed to do in his first five games this month. He did add a 3-point shot to his arsenal, but ended up shooting just 3-of-15 (20 percent) on those. Kanter could improve and staying in shape is nice, but other players in the later rounds may have more upside.
Oct 25 - 9:58 AM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter hit 12-of-17 shots and two 3-pointers for 27 points, seven rebounds and a block in 29 minutes on Tuesday.

Kanter is starting to play well and the talk of him shooting threes this season may not be a joke. Yes, Rudy Gobert is on his tail, but Kanter looks like a lock to be the starting power forward on opening night and beyond for the Jazz. Gobert played 21 minutes and had five points, six rebounds and three blocks off the bench.
Oct 21 - 10:55 PM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter scored 14 points with seven rebounds and one assist vs. the Lakers on Sunday, before fouling out in 38 minutes.

Kanter made 7-of-15 field goals while going 0-of-3 from downtown and failing to attempt a single free throw. He added zero steals but did block one shot for his second defensive stat of the preseason, while allowing Carlos Boozer to explode for 19 points, nine boards and a career-high-tying six steals. The Kanter-as-PF experiment is still in a testing phase.
Oct 20 - 12:21 AM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Head coach Quin Snyder wants Enes Kanter to focus on the details this season, and become a better defensive player.

"I want him to get better and commit to improving on both sides of the floor in every facet of the game," Snyder said. "If defense doesn’t come easily, then he has to focus on it. Enes has to make the minor details important, even things like getting into a stance. But he’s [22] years old, and we’re evaluating him against the best players in the world at a young age." Kanter's lack of defensive stats has been the greatest impediment to his fantasy value, and through five preseason games this season, Kanter has recorded just one steal and zero blocks. Currently, Kanter is locked into the starting power forward position with Utah, but if he continues to be useless defensively, he could lose playing time to emerging defensive stud Rudy Gobert.
Oct 19 - 9:49 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Trey Burke
2Dante Exum
3Toure Murry
SG1Alec Burks
2Ian Clark
3Carrick Felix
SF1Gordon Hayward
2Rodney Hood
3Steve Novak
4Joe Ingles
PF1Enes Kanter
2Trevor Booker
3Jeremy Evans
4Brock Motum
C1Derrick Favors
2Rudy Gobert