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Enes Kanter | Center/Forward | #11

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (23) / 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 14 points with 15 rebounds and one assist against the Warriors on Saturday.
He is actually in a really nice rhythm in his last five, averaging 17.2 points, 9.4 boards, 0.8 blocks and 0.4 steals on 63.2 percent from the field and 92.9 percent from the line. This is probably his peak, so try to sell high if you can. Feb 7 - 12:14 AM

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Enes Kanter scored 22 points with 10 rebounds, one block and two steals in 26 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

That's two really nice 20-10s from Kanter with one coming against the Wolves on Wednesday. The Thunder are using more lineups of Kanter and Steven Adams, but don't forget Kanter dropped two points on Tuesday. He's not a must-have player in standard leagues.
Jan 30 - 12:23 AM

Enes Kanter blew up for 23 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in just 23 minutes of action vs. the Wolves on Wednesday, making 10-of-16 field goals and 3-of-3 free throws.

We assumed Kanter would have some big games while Steven Adams was on the shelf, but better late than never. The blocks are nice, if fluky, and Kanter is still an inconsistent late-round value in typical formats. OKC has now won 10 consecutive games vs. the Wolves and this victory bumped their record to 35-13, five games behind the No. 2 seed Spurs.
Source: AP
Jan 28 - 12:08 AM

Enes Kanter came off the bench and played just 18 minutes, missing all six of his shots to finish with two points, seven rebounds and zero blocks on Tuesday.

Yuck. Steven Adams returned from an elbow injury so Kanter's minutes will take a hit as a result. He's played well this season so don't panic over tonight's line if he's been helping your team.
Jan 26 - 11:18 PM

Enes Kanter scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting during Friday's win over the Mavericks, adding nine rebounds, one turnover and zero other statistics to his stat line.

Scoring and rebounding has never been a problem for Enes, but his complete lack of defensive statistics (0.2 steals and 0.5 blocks per game) has him churning out just late-round value on the year. As long as he’s being relegated to 20.3 minutes a night, his late-round evaluation will remain unchanged.
Jan 22 - 11:18 PM

Enes Kanter came out of nowhere to score 25 points on 10-of-14 shooting in Tuesday's win over the Nuggets.

The Thunder were getting beat up on the defensive glass early in the game, so coach Billy Donovan even played Kanter next to Steven Adams tonight. The big man added eight boards in 25 minutes, but as usual he didn't record any defensive stats. He scored in single digits in his previous three games, so this performance doesn't really move the needle on Kanter's outlook for the rest of the season. He is a deep-league option at best.
Jan 19 - 11:49 PM

Enes Kanter came off the bench for eight points, four rebounds, one steal and one block on Sunday, logging 18 minutes in a home win vs. the Heat.

Kanter has had some nice stretches this season but his role is too limited for use in typical leagues -- he's averaging a mere 9.1 points and 5.4 rebounds in January, with his typical paucity of defensive stats. He's best suited for deep leagues.
Jan 17 - 9:51 PM

Enes Kanter scored four points with six rebounds and one steal in 15 minutes against the Mavs on Wednesday.

Not even garbage time could salvage a nice game from Kanter. He did put up am 18-point game on Tuesday, but he has been extremely inconsistent. Kanter has 10th-round value on the season and isn't a must-hold guy either.
Jan 14 - 12:30 AM

Enes Kanter had 23 points, eight rebounds and two steals on 9-of-12 shooting in 22 minutes on Tuesday.

He's hot, averaging 15.6 points and 8.6 rebounds over his last five games, but it would be nice if he blocked some shots (cue the broken record).
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 11:11:00 PM

Enes Kanter came off the bench for 21 points (7-of-8 FGs, 7-of-8 FTs), one steal and one block on Sunday, and he grabbed eight rebounds with five coming on the offensive end.

OKC ranks No. 2 in total rebound rate (52.7 percent), and they are easily No. 1 in offensive rebound rate (30.3 percent). Kanter has 92 offensive boards this year, putting him in the league's top-10, which is even more impressive since he's averaging just 20.4 minutes per game. It's a nuanced skill that's worth remembering in leagues with more exotic categories or scoring.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 09:55:00 PM

Enes Kanter scored 14 points with 13 rebounds and one assist against the Bulls on Friday.

It's an uncharacteristically productive game for a guy who usually saves his double-double for garbage time. Kanter is just hanging around with 11th-round value on the year and he's only been a 15th rounder since Kevin Durant returned. He needs some injuries to help him.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 05:19:00 PM

Enes Kanter double-doubled in Wednesday's easy win over the Lakers, scoring 16 points with 11 rebounds and two blocks in 22 minutes.

Kanter has two double-doubles in his last three games, but both of them came against the Lakers in two blowout wins. The Thunder can't play the Lakers every night, so Kanter is by no means a must-own guy in standard leagues. For what it's worth, Kanter averaged 16.5 minutes in the Thunder's recent matchups with the Clippers and Cavaliers. His contract doesn't look too good at the moment.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 01:28:00 AM

Enes Kanter played just 15 minutes vs. the Clippers on Monday, scoring four points with three boards.

Starting center Steven Adams outplayed him once again and finished six points, 11 boards and a block in 26 minutes, so Kanter is clearly losing this position battle. Kanter has very little upside for his lack of defensive stats, so owners in standard leagues can do better.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 02:17:00 AM

Enes Kanter scored 19 points with 14 rebounds, two assists and one block in 23 minutes against the Lakers on Saturday.

Garbage time is his friend, which is kind of odd for a guy who just got a monster deal in the summer. Kanter isn't really earning more minutes because Steven Adams has been great in the first unit. He's more of a 14-team guy this season.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 07:34:00 PM

Enes Kanter finished Sunday's home win vs. the Kings with 14 points, 10 rebounds and one block, giving him his first double-double in over three weeks.

He logged 20 minutes and got a few more opportunities with Serge Ibaka in foul trouble, but Kanter simply isn't helping owners outside of scoring and rebounds. He's playing only 20.9 minutes in a reserve role, averaging an uninspiring 0.7 assists, 0.1 steals and 0.4 blocks.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 10:17:00 PM

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