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Enes Kanter | Center

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (22) / 5/20/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 247
College: Kentucky
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Enes Kanter said that the platelet rich plasma injection in his right knee was a success, and he expects to have a "short and easy" recovery.
The initial timetable for his full recovery was two weeks. He will not play for Turkey in the FIBA World Cup beginning in late August but that's simply a precaution, and he'll be ready to go for Utah's training camp. Kanter averaged 12.3 points and 7.5 rebounds in under 27 minutes per game last season, though his fantasy value was limited by a dearth of steals (0.4) and blocks (0.5). Jun 25 - 11:40 AM

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Enes Kanter will receive a platelet rich plasma injection in his right knee and will be sidelined for about two weeks.

The treatment is to alleviate pain in his quad tendon and will also skip the FIBA World Cup with Turkey later this summer. This is not a serious procedure and some players won't miss any games during the season after a PRP injection. Kanter doesn't have a history of knee problems, so this is a mild surprise. While he was able to stay healthy, the 22-year-old big man will really have to improve his defense to become a reliable center in the NBA.
Jun 23 - 10:03 AM

Enes Kanter was "clearly miffed" at not receiving more playing time this season.

"They told us it was a rebuilding year," Kanter said as the Jazz packed up their things. "If we are not winning a championship, why are the young guys not more together?" It's a very, very valid point. Kanter often lost minutes to guys like Marvin Williams and Richard Jefferson, finishing at 26.7 minutes a night on 37 starts. He'd benefit from a coaching change.
Apr 18 - 9:24 AM

Enes Kanter will miss Wednesday's finale with a sore knee.

Here's a late benching we didn't see coming, and of course, news broke right at 7 p.m., making it nearly impossible to get him replaced in lineups. Kanter had a nice season, but it would have been a lot better had he not been stuck on the bench behind the likes of Marvin Williams. Next season should be a different story. Erik Murphy is available for the Jazz tonight.
Apr 16 - 7:02 PM

Enes Kanter made 8-of-12 from the field for 19 points vs. the Lakers on Monday to go with 12 boards, two assists, one block and one steal in 37 minutes.

He's been great on the glass with double-digit boards in each of his last five games -- all losses. During that span, Kanter averaged 15.8 points, 14.0 boards, 1.0 blocks and 0.4 steals on 49.2 percent from the field. The blocks have also been a nice surprise since he's at just 0.5 per game on the season, so his fantasy owners have to be pleased with his finish.
Apr 14 - 11:40 PM

Enes Kanter had 22 points, 14 rebounds, a steal and a block in 37 minutes of Saturday's loss to Denver.

Derrick Favors also double-doubled with 13 points, 10 rebounds, four steals and two blocks, while Kanter has now double-doubled in four straight games and is averaging 14.2 points, 13.0 rebounds and 0.8 blocks over his last five games. With Marvin Williams hurting and the Jazz having nothing to play for, Kanter should continue to roll.
Apr 13 - 12:29 AM

Enes Kanter came off the bench for 15 points, a season-high 19 rebounds and two blocks in 28 minutes on Tuesday.

Marvin Williams started, but was unable to finish due to a lingering knee issue, which could end his season and open the door for Kanter to play like this the rest of the way. He's hot right now, averaging 12.8 points, 11.2 rebounds and 0.4 blocks over his last five games. As you can see, the blocks were a welcomed sight tonight.
Apr 8 - 11:44 PM

Enes Kanter will come off Utah's bench on Sunday, with Marvin Williams taking his spot in the starting lineup.

The Warriors are going smaller with Draymond Green at PF so this is simply a matchup-based decision from coach Tyrone Corbin.
Apr 6 - 8:38 PM

Enes Kanter double-doubled against the Thunder on Sunday with 18 points, 12 boards and three turnovers in 31 minutes.

He has four double-doubles in his last six games, but only has one block in than span. Kanter averaged a double-double in the month of March for the first time of his career, but he's not doing much else. He's a better asset in points leagues than standard leagues.
Mar 30 - 5:43 PM

Enes Kanter had a quiet night during Friday's loss to the Pelicans and only scored eight points with three rebounds and three assists.

Kanter again saw the start for the Jazz, but received the least playing time that he's seen in the past 10 days. His three rebounds were his lowest total in the last month and he struggled with six turnovers in 26 minutes. Kanter is worth owning for his double-double potential, but his owners should be aware that Kanter doesn't have much to offer besides points and rebounds.
Mar 29 - 12:03 AM

Enes Kanter hit 4-of-11 shots for 11 points, 15 rebounds, one steal and no blocks in Wednesday's loss.

He finally appears to be entrenched in the starting lineup, meaning he's worth owning in all leagues. He's averaging 11.4 points and 11.0 rebounds over his last five games, but don't expect many steals or blocks from the big man, as he's just not getting many.
Mar 27 - 2:10 AM

Enes Kanter scored 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting with eight rebounds and one assist in a start against the Pistons on Monday.

Kanter didn't have a steal or block and that's the biggest indictment of his play this season. Neither Kanter nor Derrick Favors have lived up to expectations this season, as all eyes look to Ty Corbin and the Jazz front office to see what shoe is going to drop next.
Mar 25 - 1:50 AM

Enes Kanter will start against the Pistons on Monday night.

He started on Saturday and Friday, playing 36 and 38 minutes, respectively. Kanter and Derrick Favors will get another pair of big men in front of them in Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe. He should be in all lineups tonight since both teams have weak interior defense despite their large stature.
Mar 24 - 7:25 PM

Enes Kanter started against the Grizzlies on Wednesday, finishing with 12 points, 12 boards and one steal in 38 minutes.

The Jazz went with a bigger lineup to combat the Memphis frontcourt and Kanter played well despite the tough matchup. He shot 6-of-14 from the field as he continues to shoot the ball more. He has three double-doubles in his last five, averaging 11.6 points, 11.6 boards, 0.4 steals and 0.2 blocks on 41.3 percent from the field. He's really only been a two-category guy, but is worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 19 - 11:06 PM

Enes Kanter will start against the Grizzlies on Wednesday night.

Coach Ty Corbin is going to be playing the matchups and he's opted to go with a pair of bigs to match Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol. Kanter came off the bench vs. the Rockets on Monday night and just missed a double-double. The Grizzlies defend the rim very well, so Kanter's productive will hinge on whether or not his jumper falls tonight.
Mar 19 - 6:30 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Trey Burke
2Dante Exum
SG1Gordon Hayward
2Alec Burks
3Ian Clark
4Carrick Felix
SF1Rodney Hood
2Steve Novak
3Travis Leslie
PF1Derrick Favors
2Trevor Booker
3Jeremy Evans
C1Enes Kanter
2Rudy Gobert