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Enes Kanter | Center/Forward | #00

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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 played 31 minutes with 23 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and two steals against the Heat on Wednesday.
The minutes finally went up after he played just 33 combined in the previous two games. Kanter is going to be a risky player some nights because of his back injury and how the Knicks likely want to move to the No. 7 spot in the lottery. Kanter should still be owned, but his fantasy owners may want to check he's good most nights. Mar 21 - 9:55 PM

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Enes Kanter returned from his back injury and hit 1-of-4 shots for three points, 15 rebounds and one assist in 21 minutes of Tuesday's loss to Dallas.

The lack of offense wasn't great, but he looked healthy and crashed the boards, and should be ready to go on Thursday against the Sixers.
Mar 13 - 9:58 PM

Enes Kanter (back) and Lance Thomas (thumb) will play and start Tuesday vs. Dallas.

Kanter and Thomas will each be returning from a one-game absence, which will shift Luke Kornet and Michael Beasley back to the second unit. Kornet played well on Sunday, scoring 18 points through 34 minutes as a starter, so it'll be interesting to see what his role looks like tonight as a reserve. Feel free to get Kanter active.
Mar 13 - 5:53 PM

Enes Kanter (back spasms) was a limited participant at Monday's practice and is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Dallas.

Kanter sat out Sunday's game vs. the Raptors and also missed three games back in November due to back spasms, so this is something to watch closely down the stretch. Tanking teams are usually extra cautious with their best players, and Kanter didn't sound certain that he would play. Luke Kornet thrived in the starting lineup on Sunday without Kanter, notching 18 points with four boards, two assists, one block and three triples. Kyle O'Quinn was also productive with eight points, seven rebounds, five assists and three blocks.
Mar 12 - 12:17 PM

Contrary to a previous report, Enes Kanter (back spasms) will not play on Sunday vs. the Raptors.

He was a little banged up after taking a knee the midsection, but it's not clear if this related. Either way, Kanter has missed time this season because of his back and it's not a surprise to see the Knicks play it safe. Michael Beasley and Kyle O'Quinn should hold down the fort up front, and we may get a look at rookie Luke Kornet as well. Beasley looks like a strong play and KOQ has been solid lately with nine total blocks in his last three games.
Source: Knicks PR
Mar 11 - 12:52 PM

Enes Kanter will play on Sunday vs. the Raptors after taking a knee in the midsection.

This sounds very minor and and Kanter's owners can deploy him like they normally would. He has crushed his ADP this season and is coming off a 16-point game with eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.
Mar 11 - 11:32 AM

Enes Kanter ended up hitting 8-of-11 from the field to finish with 16 points over 22 minutes Friday in Milwaukee.

Kanter was very effective from the field, and he added eight rebounds, an assist, a steal and a blocked shot. The only poor part of his stat line was four turnovers in the eight-point loss. He'll try and take better care of the ball against the big frontcourt of the Raptors on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. He went for 12 points and six rebounds in his most recent meetings against the Raps back on Nov. 17.
Mar 9 - 11:55 PM

Enes Kanter rolled up 14 points and 16 rebounds across 22 minutes in Sunday's 102-99 victory at Sacramento.

Kanter was a very efficient 7-of-10 from the field, hitting more shots than he missed for the third consecutive outing. He is averaging 16.0 points, 15.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in two contests since flipping the calendar from February to March. Until Friday, he hadn't had a game with two steals since Jan. 5. Now, he has games in back-to-back games with two swipes.
Mar 5 - 12:01 AM

Enes Kanter was good for 18 points with 14 rebounds across 30 minutes in Friday's road loss against the Clippers.

Kanter hit 9-of-16 from the field while also chipping in with two steals, two blocked shots and just one turnover. It was Kanter's first two-block game since Jan. 30, a span of 11 outings, and it was his first game with at least two steals since Jan. 5 in Miami. He'll look to keep it going on Sunday in Sacramento against the soft middle of the Kings.
Mar 3 - 1:09 AM

Enes Kanter said he wants to remain with the Knicks next season.

"This is the place I want to be," Kanter said. "I’ve said it from the beginning because I know the organization." Kanter has a player option for $18.6 million next season, but it's still unclear what he's planning to do with it. "I’m not saying I’m opting in or opting out," Kanter said. "I’m going to focus on this season, finish this season." Kanter has been very productive with the Knicks and it's best for his fantasy value if he stays in New York.
Source: Newsday
Feb 25 - 11:59 AM

Enes Kanter racked up 24 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and one block during a tough home loss on Wednesday, making 9-of-15 FGs and 6-of-8 FTs in 34 minutes.

New York dropped 72 points before halftime, which was their highest-scoring half all season, but they blew a massive lead and eventually fell to the visiting Wizards, 118-113. Kanter is rolling and he no longer faces a threat from Willy Hernangomez (or anyone else), so there's nothing between him and top-75 value the rest of the way.
Feb 14 - 11:25 PM

Enes Kanter (mouth) returned to action on Sunday with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting, 11 rebounds and one assist in 27 minutes.

Kanter resumed his usual starting center role, which meant Kyle O'Quinn moved to the bench. His scoring and rebounding are more important than ever for New York, and his role looks iron-clad with Kristaps Porzingis injured, Willy Hernangomez traded away, and Joakim Noah effectively banished.
Feb 11 - 11:14 PM

Enes Kanter (mouth) will be back in the lineup on Sunday vs. the Pacers.

He wasn't on the injury report this morning, but now we have official confirmation. He won't have any restrictions and can be plugged back into lineups with confidence. With Kanter playing, it's going to be interesting to see if Kyle O'Quinn or Luke Kornet gets the backup center minutes.
Feb 11 - 1:36 PM

Enes Kanter (mouth) is not on the injury report for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers.

This comes from the official game notes, but hopefully we'll get confirmation after the morning shootaround. Kanter recently had the cut in his mouth re-stitched, but there's always the possibility that it could open up again. It's going to be really interesting to see how New York handles the rotation after Luke Kornet's strong performance on Thursday.
Feb 11 - 10:15 AM

Enes Kanter (mouth) will not play against the Raptors on Thursday.

Well, the Knicks are going to be in deep trouble up front with no Kanter and Kristaps Porzingis. Assuming Kyle O'Quinn isn't traded, he should be looking at minutes, but it's certainly possible he is gone before 3:00 tomorrow. Either way, we're probably going to get a look at Isaiah Hicks and Luke Kornet tomorrow. Just keep an eye on them in deep leagues.
Feb 7 - 4:55 PM

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PF1Kristaps Porzingis
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C1Enes Kanter
2Kyle O'Quinn
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