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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 played just 15 minutes and finished with 10 points, three rebounds, a block and a 3-pointer in Monday's win.
Not a bad line for such limited minutes. He finished with three fouls and is losing minutes to Jerami Grant, but is still worth a hold in most leagues. He would have seen a lot more minutes tonight if Steven Adams had been unable to play through his ankle injury. Dec 5 - 11:19 PM

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Enes Kanter double-doubled in 30 minutes on Sunday, scoring 17 points with 10 rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal.

Kanter took advantage of a bigger role with Steven Adams exiting early due to a sprained ankle. So far this season, his fantasy upside has only been limited by a lack of playing time -- on a per-36-minute basis he's averaging 24.2 points, 11.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.5 blocks. If Adams can't suit up on Monday, Kanter stands out as a very promising DFS target.
Dec 4 - 9:45 PM

Enes Kanter went 12-of-17 from the field, scoring 27 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, and blocking three shots in 28 minutes on Monday night.

Kanter was very efficient when he was on the court against the Knicks, recording a double-double in 28 minutes of play. He is averaging 19.2 minutes per game, but has played over 20 minutes in three of his last six games off of the bench. Since November 7th, he is averaging 15.8 points, eight rebounds, and one block per game, in any game he has played more than 20 minutes.
Nov 28 - 10:43 PM

Enes Kanter shot 5-of-9 from the field during Sunday's OT loss to the Pacers, scoring 16 points with four rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one steal.

Kanter also drained one from beyond the arc, and he did his damage in 25 minutes during OKC's home loss. He didn't see the court in overtime, but the 25 minutes played in regulation were the most he's seen all season. Hopefully he can duplicate the performance vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.
Nov 20 - 10:12 PM

Enes Kanter scored 13 points against the Nets on Friday with three rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.

The Thunder got the bad defense version of Kanter tonight, so it kept him down to just 13 minutes. Kanter only played five minutes in the first half due to the first unit having a good run together. As annoying as he is, he's still putting up 10th-round in standard leagues on the season. His ceiling isn't very nice, though.
Nov 19 - 12:53 AM

Enes Kanter played just 17 minutes and hit 4-of-9 shots for 10 points, three rebounds and a block in Monday's loss to the Pistons.

Kanter's had some good games this season and had 16 points, eight rebounds, a steal and a block in his previous game, but never got it going tonight. Jerami Grant played well off the bench, and owners have to hope that he doesn't eat into Kanter's minutes going forward.
Nov 14 - 10:57 PM

Enes Kanter scored 13 points with 11 rebounds, one steal and no turnovers against the Clippers on Friday.

He's going to be a bit matchup-dependent for the Thunder. If there is a positive, he did go up against Blake Griffin at times tonight. Coach Billy Donovan is playing Kanter at the four on occasion with most of his minutes at the five, but he's still performing on the whole. On the season, he's averaged 12.0 points, 7.0 boards, 0.4 blocks and 0.4 steals on 58.0 percent from the field. Taking out a couple really bad outliers, he's right where he should be.
Nov 12 - 1:09 AM

Enes Kanter had a quiet night on Wednesday, scoring eight points on 3-of-3 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs, with zero rebounds, assists, steals or blocks in 19 minutes.

The Raptors have limited opposing benches to just 21.0 points per game, the lowest mark in the NBA, and OKC's reserves managed just 20 points tonight. Jerami Grant had seven points with two boards, Alex Abrines scored three points, and Anthony Morrow added two points in nine minutes. Expect better from Kanter vs. the Clippers on Friday.
Nov 9 - 11:11 PM

Enes Kanter hit 10-of-12 shots and 4-of-4 free throws for a season-high 24 points, 10 rebounds and a block in just 21 minutes of Monday's 97-85 win over the Heat.

Kanter had 20 points, 10 boards, a steal and a block on Saturday after going scoreless in just three minutes on Thursday. If you panicked after that one it's understandable, but clearly, order has been restored. He's had at least 20 points in two straight, has blocked a shot in three straight and has grabbed at least 10 boards in three of his last four games.
Nov 7 - 11:18 PM

Enes Kanter bounced back on Saturday with 20 points, 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block against the Wolves on Saturday.

It was a great matchup against the Wolves, who have a bigger lineup and are not the Warriors. Kanter played just three minutes against the Dubs on Thursday, but he should see minutes in the 20s most nights. Expect plenty of lines like this going forward in favorable matchups.
Nov 5 - 8:55 PM

Enes Kanter played just three minutes against the Warriors on Thursday with no points, one block and one turnover.

This isn't his matchup. Kanter gets exposed on defense and the Warriors went after him again with Kanter having a minus-11 in his three minutes. Thankfully, he won't play against the Warriors every night, so expect him to get back to his minutes in the mid-20s with nightly double-double potential. He was also talking trash to Kevin Durant, so that didn't work out.
Nov 4 - 1:28 AM

Enes Kanter scored 17 points off the bench against the 76ers on Wednesday, adding 12 rebounds, one steal and one block in 24 minutes.

He's Exhibit A for the "starting is overrated" talk. Kanter played 11.5 minutes next to Steven Adams and 11.9 minutes next to Russell Westbrook, so getting about half of his run without those guys should really help his per-minute averages. He should come close to double-double averages with a lot of efficiency along the way.
Oct 27 - 1:03 AM

Enes Kanter had 15 points, eight rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer on 7-of-11 shooting on Tuesday.

Kanter is likely to come off the bench to back up Domantas Sabonis at PF and Steven Adams at C, but the minutes should still be there and he's been a popular big-man pick after the middle rounds of fantasy drafts this year.
Oct 18 - 11:26 PM

Enes Kanter (sore knee) returned on Sunday with 10 points, eight rebounds and five turnovers in 20 minutes of action.

The Thunder may have reined in Kanter's minutes as a precaution tonight, but the knee injury shouldn't threaten his status for the season opener on Oct. 26. Even if he comes off the bench this year, Kanter's high-percentage scoring and excellent rebounding will be enough to warrant a look in the late-middle rounds of most drafts.
Oct 16 - 9:54 PM

Enes Kanter (knee) will have his minutes monitored during Sunday's exhibition game against Minnesota.

Kanter is nursing a sore knee, so Billy Donovan will err on the side of caution for Sunday's meaningless game. To be clear, Kanter is in zero danger of having this be an issue once the regular season is underway, and while he may not start for OKC this season, he shouldn't have much trouble earning 30 minutes on a nightly basis. He's a high-upside, mid-round target.
Oct 16 - 5:34 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2Cameron Payne
3Semaj Christon
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Alex Abrines
3Anthony Morrow
SF1Andre Roberson
2Kyle Singler
3Josh Huestis
PF1Domantas Sabonis
2Jerami Grant
3Nick Collison
C1Steven Adams
2Enes Kanter
3Joffrey Lauvergne
4Dakari Johnson