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Enes Kanter | Center/Forward | #11

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/20/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 245
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (3) / UTA
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Enes Kanter scored 22 points in 30 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, hitting 11-of-18 shots with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and three turnovers.
He was a handful in the paint tonight, helping to keep the Thunder competitive through three quarters, but ultimately the Warriors just had too much firepower. Kanter gets an obvious boost while Steven Adams is going through the league's concussion protocol, but unfortunately this was OKC's final game of the week -- they get four days of rest before hosting the Jazz on Monday. Jan 19 - 1:30 AM

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Enes Kanter scored 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting in Monday's loss to the Clippers.

Kanter was expected to draw the start with Steven Adams (concussion) out, but the Thunder opted to go small with Jerami Grant. Kanter added five rebounds with one assist, one steal and one block, but only played 23 minutes in the blowout. The Thunder only play one more time this week and it's against the Warriors, so it's worth noting that Kanter only played three minutes in their first meeting this season. He's been on fire in January, so we'd hope the Thunder will actually use him this time around.
Jan 17 - 1:42 AM

Enes Kanter is being listed as the probable starter for Monday's game against the Clippers.

This report is coming from the game notes, which are notoriously unreliable, but with Steven Adams (concussion) set to sit this one out Kanter moving into the starting five does make sense. Even if Kanter doesn't start, he's sure to see a solid uptick in minutes, and per-36-minutes this season he owns averages of 24.2 points, 11.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.2 blocks per game. He's in for a big night sans Adams and makes for an intriguing DFS target.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Kanter is going to be an across-the-board play tonight as his minutes should trend closer to 33-35 as opposed to the 25-30 we're typically accustomed to seeing from him. We may not see him perform at his typical 1.14 FP per minute mark - he'll be seeing more court time with the starters - but he's the only offensive threat the Thunder have in the front-court.
Jan 16 - 4:14 PM

Enes Kanter scored a season-high 29 points with 12 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in Sunday’s 122-118 victory over the Kings.

Kanter recorded his 12th double-double of the season tonight and his fourth in the last six games. He finished one rebound short of tying his season-high. Steven Adams (head) left tonight’s game after hitting his head on the floor and was being evaluated for a concussion. If he misses any time, Kanter will see a boost. He faces the Clippers on Monday, a team he is averaging 23.3 minutes, 14 points, 10.3 rebounds, and one steal against this season.
Jan 16 - 12:36 AM

Enes Kanter played 30 minutes against the Wolves on Friday with 20 points, eight rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.

This was a wonderful spot for him with the Wolves running a lot of their action through their big man, so he wasn't going to be exploited on PNR. Kanter has actually seen a very consistent allotment of minutes with at least 28 in each of his last three. He's also been terrific in January, averaging 15.3 points, 9.3 boards, 1.5 assists and 0.5 steals in his previous games. This is probably close to his peak value on the year, but he's turning in mid-round value in his last 10.
Jan 13 - 11:38 PM

Enes Kanter made 8-of-18 from the field for 19 points with 13 rebounds, three assists and two steals in 30 minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

He's played really well and hit 30 minutes for just the third time this season and also had his third double-double in his last four. This was a terrific spot for him with how the Grizzlies go big as much as any team in the Western Conference. He'll be in a favorable spot once again on Friday against the Wolves.
Jan 11 - 11:46 PM

Enes Kanter scored 20 points with 11 rebounds in Monday's 109-94 win over the Bulls.

He lit up the Bulls' frontcourt tonight, hitting 9-of-11 shots from the field with three assists and a steal in 28 minutes. Kanter is prone to duds just like we saw on Jan. 2 against the Bucks when he was held to two points, but he's been much more consistent lately and is averaging 17.8 points and 9.5 rebounds over his last four games. The Thunder will need his size against the Grizzlies on Wednesday, so he could be poised for another big game.
Jan 9 - 10:51 PM

Enes Kanter hit 5-of-8 shots for 15 points, 13 rebounds and a block in Thursday's tough 118-116 loss to the Rockets.

He had a fluky two-point game on Jan. 2, but has scored in double figures in eight of his last nine games, scoring between 15 and 22 points in each of them. He's also solid with rebounds, but doesn't block a lot of shots or hit 3-pointers. He's averaging 16.2 points and 7.8 rebounds over his last five, which includes the two-point dud, and is shooting 53 percent over that stretch. He should be owned in all leagues, despite coming off the bench for the Thunder.
Jan 5 - 10:52 PM

Enes Kanter bounced back quickly on Wednesday with 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting, adding eight rebounds and one 3-pointer in just 20 minutes.

Kanter was held to two points on 1-of-6 shooting vs. the Bucks on Monday, but it didn't take him long to make amends to fantasy owners. The low playing time is a perpetual annoyance, but Kanter continues to flirt with top-100 value in a mere 20.6 minutes per game. If Steven Adams ever gets hurt, watch out.
Jan 4 - 9:57 PM

Enes Kanter scored 23 points with eight rebounds, one block and one steal in 25 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

He was extremely aggressive and was essentially licking his chops against the thin Clippers frontcourt. Kanter made 11-of-12 from the line for his highest totals on the year. He is also by far the hottest he's been this season, averaging 20.2 points, 6.2 boards, 1.6 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.2 blocks on 60.3 percent from the field over his last five. This might be one of the best times to sell high on him.
Jan 1 - 12:24 AM

Enes Kanter scored 19 points with five rebounds and two turnovers in 24 minutes in Thursday's loss to Memphis.

Kanter was set up for a big night with Russell Westbrook ejected, but the score out of hand in a hurry. He finished 7-of-11 from the field and 5-of-7 from the line for his fourth straight game with 19+ points. After a string of four straight games with minutes in the teens from Dec. 13 to Dec. 19, Kanter is back in coach Billy Donovan's good graces and is averaging 28.6 minutes per night over his last five with 18.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.8 dimes. He is trending in the right direction.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 10:43:00 PM

Enes Kanter scored 19 points with eight rebounds, two assists and one steal in 33 minutes against the Heat on Tuesday.

With Steven Adams in foul trouble, Kanter stepped up for the Thunder and hit 9-of-16 shots from the field, but only hit one of his four free throws. Kanter is rolling right now and has scored 19+ points in three straight games, but he's still a volatile fantasy asset because you never know if he's going to have a monster game or post a dud.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 10:25:00 PM

Enes Kanter made 8-of-10 field goals en route to 20 points on Sunday, with a season-high four assists in 29 minutes of action.

Kanter added four boards with one steal in a win vs. the visiting Timberwolves. The assists were a season-high and it's just the fifth time all season that he's had more than one dime in a game. We don't expect to see him do it again soon, but it's worth noting that the Thunder have been playing through him in the post a ton with the second unit.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 10:47:00 PM

Enes Kanter scored 20 points with six rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 23 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

He could be in the midst of his hottest streak of the season. Kanter has played just 20.8 minutes per game over his last five outings, but managed to post averages of 14.6 points, 6.8 boards, 1.2 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.2 steals. Teams that run a lot of 1-5 pick-and-roll love to exploit Kanter, but the Thunder hasn't had too many of those matchups lately. He should be worth owning and should have success on Christmas against the Wolves iso-heavy O.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 10:39:00 PM

Enes Kanter roared to life on Wednesday with 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting, 14 rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 34 minutes of action.

This marks the first game since Dec. 4 that Kanter has grabbed double-digit rebounds or played more than 25 minutes. He feasted in the paint against a weak interior defense, with all of his makes coming within eight feet, and he'll once again be a boom-or-bust play in Boston on Friday.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 11:14:00 PM

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SG1Victor Oladipo
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SF1Andre Roberson
2Jerami Grant
3Kyle Singler
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PF1Domantas Sabonis
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C1Steven Adams
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