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Enes Kanter | Center/Forward

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (22) / 5/20/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 245
College: Kentucky
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Enes Kanter steamrolled the Lakers on Tuesday, posting 25 points (10-of-15 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), 16 rebounds, four assists and one steal in just 28 minutes.
He faced a frontcourt of Tarik Black and Ryan Kelly, so it's not shocking that Kanter scored as though he were the only player on the court. His offensive role is rock solid with both Serge Ibaka and Kevin Durant out of commission, and he's making the most of his opportunity -- over OKC's past six games, Kanter is racking up 21.2 points and 12.2 rebounds, while making 56.5 percent FGs and 88.5 percent FTs. Mar 24 - 11:31 PM

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Steven Adams said he's been impressed with teammate Enes Kanter's offensive skills.

Kanter is averaging 17.2 points and 10.5 rebounds in 14 games with the Thunder and his recent surge has not been lost on his teammate. "No, not at all," Adams said when asked if he knew that Kanter had this type of offensive skill. "I was like, ‘What? This is surprising.’ But I don’t know. He’s just a lot more comfortable here I think." While it would be nice for Kanter to improve his defensive stats, fantasy owners have to enjoy his nightly potential for a double-double.
Source: Oklahoman
Mar 24 - 10:44 AM

Enes Kanter got it done on Sunday, scoring a game-high 27 points on 12-of-20 shooting, to go with 12 rebounds, one steal and two turnovers through 34 minutes of action.

Kanter was also a perfect 3-of-3 from the charity stripe, and he appears to have found his home in Oklahoma. Kanter's numbers are up across the board since arriving in OKC, as he's averaging 16.5 points and 10.4 rebounds per game on an impressive 55.9 percent shooting from the field. He doesn't do a lot aside from score and rebound, but with zero competition for minutes, he'll continue to be a double-double threat on a nightly basis. Keep rolling him out there.
Mar 22 - 7:06 PM

Enes Kanter (ankle) will be in the starting lineup vs. the Heat on Sunday.

Kanter was able to go through practice on Saturday and his ankle reportedly responded well, so there is no reason to think that he will have any limitations. With Serge Ibaka ruled out indefinitely with a knee injury, Kanter will be a must-start option for the foreseeable future. Mitch McGary will shift to the bench and can be dropped in most leagues.
Mar 22 - 1:20 PM

Enes Kanter (ankle) was moving around at practice on Saturday and has a chance to play against the Heat on Sunday.

Well, this would be a welcomed sight. The Thunder lost Nick Collison (ankle) for 10 days, so they're down to just two healthy big men in Steven Adams and Mitch McGary. If Kanter can't give it a go, OKC will use a number of smaller lineups because of McGary being out of place so often on defense. Perry Jones may get some run at power forward, but the main beneficiaries will be Adams, Anthony Morrow and Dion Waiters. Russell Westbrook might score 50, of course. Kanter is worth stashing with Kevin Durant (foot) out indefinitely.
Mar 21 - 2:15 PM

Enes Kanter (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

With Kanter, Serge Ibaka (knee), and Kevin Durant (foot) all out tonight, Russell Westbrook is going to be ridiculous. With regards to the frontcourt, Steven Adams, Nick Collison, and Mitch McGary will all be in line for extended minutes, with Adams offering the most upside out of the group. McGary will be an intriguing name to monitor, but after Scott Brooks limited him to just six minutes during his Wednesday’s game, he remains a very risky option in daily leagues. We'll consider Kanter questionable for Sunday's game vs. Miami.

Enes Kanter (ankle) did not participate during Thursday's practice, and head coach Scott Brooks said if there were a game today, Kanter would not suit up.

We'll be considering Kanter questionable for Friday's game vs. the Hawks, and if he's unable to go, Steven Adams, Nick Collison, and Mitch McGary would get all the run they can handle. Owners can expect to get another update on Kanter's status following Friday morning's shootaround. Stay tuned.
Mar 19 - 2:14 PM

Post-game X-Rays on Enes Kanter (ankle) came back negative and revealed a mild sprain of his left ankle.

Kanter was limping badly after Wednesday's game against the Celtics, but will be listed as day-to-day for now. It would be a surprise to see him suit up for Friday's game against the Hawks, so fantasy owners will want to look to Steven Adams as he'll see all the minutes he can handle if Kanter is out.
Mar 19 - 9:40 AM

Enes Kanter (ankle) had a bad limp following Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

He was using a team employee as a crutch and couldn't put much weight on his left foot. At this point, it looks like Kanter is going to miss Friday's game, so there will be a ton of minutes going to Steven Adams. Besides him, there are not really many adds to make with Kevin Durant (foot) likely back for Friday.
Mar 18 - 11:16 PM

Enes Kanter suffered an apparent left ankle injury on Wednesday and did not return.

He left the game with less than two minutes remaining and went straight to the locker room. OKC just can't afford another player to go down, but at least they could get Kevin Durant (foot) back on Friday. Kanter was replaced by Andre Roberson, so it's hard to be excited about Mitch McGary. Kanter finished with 22 points, 10 boards, two assists and one block. If KD is back on Friday, Kanter's value will take a hit.
Mar 18 - 10:34 PM

Enes Kanter double-doubled against the Mavs on Monday with 19 points, 13 rebounds and one block in 37 minutes.

After a couple games to adjust and with a little help for playing time because of the Serge Ibaka (knee) injury, Kanter has really turned it on. In his last five, he averaged 19.8 points, 12.6 boards, 0.8 steals and 0.4 blocks on 53.4 percent from the field. He's a must-start player until Kevin Durant gets back.
Mar 17 - 12:30 AM

Enes Kanter is averaging 20 points and 12.5 rebounds over his last four games.

Additionally, Kanter is adding a steal per game for good measure. Overall, Kanter is averaging 15.7 points and 10.2 rebounds on 53.5 percent shooting over 11 games with the Thunder, and his numbers are up virtually across the board since being traded to OKC. It's been a good fit for both sides, and Kanter should be owned in all formats.
Mar 16 - 9:22 AM

Enes Kanter racked up a massive double-double during Sunday's win over Chicago, scoring 18 points on 7-of-16 shooting, to go with 18 rebounds, two steals and four turnovers through 37 minutes of action.

Kanter has been a great fit with OKC, and since his arrival he has put in averages of 15.5 points and 9.4 rebounds per game on 55.0 percent shooting from the field. He's being asked to log heavy minutes with Serge Ibaka (knee soreness) unavailable, and has established himself as the No. 2 option on offense with Kevin Durant (foot) out. After the game, Kanter referred to himself and Steven Adams as the "Bruise Brothers," a fitting nickname.
Mar 15 - 4:13 PM

Enes Kanter (thigh) and Steven Adams (thigh) will start vs. the Bulls on Sunday.

Kanter missed practice on Friday, but it was likely for precautionary reasons and he should be close to 100 percent. Serge Ibaka is sidelined with a knee injury, so Kanter is going to be busy against an imposing Bulls' frontcourt. Get him active.
Mar 15 - 11:39 AM

Enes Kanter (thigh bruise) was held out of practice on Saturday.

The Thunder likely just gave him the day off, and he should be good to go vs. the Bulls' imposing frontcourt on Sunday. Kanter has scored 18 or more points in each of his last three games, and it's safe to start him in most leagues while he is this hot. As always, check back after shootaround to verify that he is active.
Mar 14 - 1:37 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2D.J. Augustin
SG1Andre Roberson
2Dion Waiters
3Jeremy Lamb
SF1Kevin Durant
2Kyle Singler
3Anthony Morrow
4Steve Novak
5Perry Jones
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Enes Kanter
3Nick Collison
C1Steven Adams
2Mitch McGary