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Enes Kanter | Center/Forward

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/20/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 245
College: Kentucky
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Enes Kanter played a season-low 15 minutes vs. the Nets, scoring six points (2-of-5 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs) with nine rebounds and no other stats to his credit.
He's scored six points in each game since Kevin Durant's return on Monday, and his minutes continue to be squeezed by a frontcourt rotation that includes Steven Adams, Serge Ibaka and Nick Collison. Kanter is a late-round value with minimal upside as long as he's logging 16-24 minutes a night. Nov 26 - 12:59 AM

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Enes Kanter scored just six points against the Jazz on Monday.

He did add five boards and one assist, but you would expect him to play with a little more passion given his history in Utah. Kanter's role in the offense will decline now that Kevin Durant is back, so he will be tough to rely on moving forward.
Nov 24 - 12:40 AM

Enes Kanter double-doubled against the Knicks on Friday with 11 points, 13 rebounds, one assist and three turnovers in 25 minutes.

He's going to keep eating as long as Kevin Durant (hamstring) is out. Durant is getting a little closer to a return, so Kanter's fantasy owners may want ti prepare for a decrease in production soon. Until then, he should be in all fantasy lineups.
Nov 21 - 1:10 AM

Enes Kanter thumped the Pelicans offensively on Wednesday, scoring 24 points on 8-of-15 field goals and 8-of-12 free throws.

He also grabbed 14 rebounds for his third double-double of the season, a welcome sight since he once again failed to record any defensive stats. Despite playing just over 20 minutes per game in a backup role, Kanter's offense and rebounding is potent enough to warrant a spot on your fantasy roster.
Nov 18 - 11:37 PM

Enes Kanter scored 16 points with seven rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

He's not getting much playing time with less than 20 minutes in each of his last three. Kanter not putting up numbers without Kevin Durant (hamstring) in the lineup is very discouraging. He hasn't really done much since the opener and his owners should be looking for other options in standard leagues right now.
Nov 16 - 11:49 PM

Enes Kanter scored 13 points with eight rebounds, and one block in 19 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

That's a tad disappointing for Kanter, who was a top-50 player after the break last season while OKC played without Kevin Durant (hamstring). Kanter should have better outings in the next 5-8 days.
Nov 14 - 3:20 AM

Billy Donovan said that Russell Westbrook and Enes Kanter will likely spend some more time on the floor together to work the two-man game while Kevin Durant (hamstring) is sidelined.

Kanter will likely see his minutes rise to the high-20s with Durant sidelined, so he should see a nice bump in value for at least the next 7-10 days with KD unavailable. However, Russell Westbrook will be the true primary beneficiary with Durant out, so owners of Westbrook should brace themselves for some monster lines (and probably a semi-ridiculous amount of turnovers).
Nov 12 - 3:21 PM

Enes Kanter efficiently scored 21 points in 28 minutes on Sunday, making 9-of-10 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs with seven rebounds, one assist and one block.

He and Dion Waiters gave the Thunder 40 points off the bench, while the rest of the reserves combined for seven points on 2-of-11 shooting. Kanter is almost averaging a double-double (11.5 points, 9.7 boards) but a lack of supporting stats, combined with his reserve role, make him a low-end big man in standard leagues.
Nov 8 - 9:51 PM

Enes Kanter scored 11 points against the Bulls on Thursday with eight rebounds, one assists and one block in 22 minutes.

Steven Adams (back) went down tonight and he could miss time. Before tonight, Kanter was scoring about half of his points in the fourth quarter, and he had a massive usage rate of 35.8 without Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook in 47 minutes. However, his usage rate dipped to just 20.8 with them in 26 minutes. While he might start, his value shouldn't increase too much in the first unit.
Nov 5 - 11:03 PM

Enes Kanter played just 18 minutes against the Nuggets on Sunday with 12 points, 10 rebounds, six turnovers and five fouls.

He played 18 minutes in the second game of the season and is having some fouling issues right now. Kanter still managed to put up a double-double and his usage rate should be solid in the second unit. He's still more of a late-round guy while OKC is 100 percent healthy.
Nov 1 - 11:10 PM

Enes Kanter made the most of his 24 minutes vs. San Antonio on Wednesday, piling up 15 points and 16 rebounds while making 7-of-11 field goals.

He played six fewer minutes than starting center Steven Adams (six points, seven rebounds), but Kanter is still the better fantasy play as a reserve. He's scored double-digit points in five straight games dating back to the preseason, and is averaging 16.8 points and 12.8 rebounds in just 23.3 minutes in his past three contests. Keep rolling him out there until he cools off.
Oct 29 - 1:14 AM

Enes Kanter will indeed come off the bench on Wednesday.

Who needs more offense in the first unit with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook? The former Jazzman should see a major dip in production this season after a very nice post-break run. His fantasy owners should only be hoping for late-round value.
Oct 28 - 6:23 PM

Enes Kanter (rest) will not play against the Jazz on Tuesday.

Bummer. This also means that Kanter won't get to speak to the media, so we are really going to miss out on some epic quotes. Kanter has dealt with an ankle issue during the preseason, but he simply getting a night off and will be 100 percent for the season opener. It looks like Steven Adams is going to start at center this season, but Kanter should still see a lot of minutes off the bench.
Oct 20 - 2:34 PM

Enes Kanter double-doubled in 26 minutes off the bench vs. Denver, scoring 18 points (6-of-9 FGs, 6-of-6 FTs) with 11 rebounds, one assist and four turnovers.

Kanter also committed six fouls but it's nice to see that he has free reign offensively with the second unit. A reserve role will likely limit Kanter to 28-32 minutes per game, but OKC gave him a monster contract this summer and he has enough upside to be targeted in the middle rounds.
Oct 18 - 10:11 PM

Enes Kanter (ankle) will play on Sunday vs. the Nuggets.

He was dealing with a sprained right ankle earlier in the week, but the injury was never considered serious. The Thunder are planning on giving their key players a lot of minutes tonight, so it will be interesting to see how Billy Donovan splits the minutes between Kanter and Steven Adams.
Oct 18 - 5:28 PM