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Enes Kanter | Center/Forward

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (22) / 5/20/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 245
College: Kentucky
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Enes Kanter came through with 21 points, 11 rebounds and a block in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.
The Jazz controlled much of this game, but fell apart late as the Clippers cruised by them for their 13th straight win over Utah. As much as Rudy Gobert continues to threaten Kanter's playing time, but big man just won't give way. Kanter is hot again, scoring 20-plus points in four of his last five games and averaging 19.6 points, 10.8 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.4 blocks over that stretch. Sure, you can be mad at him for a lack of blocked shots, but the rest of his numbers are pretty impressive. Rudy Gobert was in foul trouble early and played just 10 minutes, but Kanter's strong play lately is going to make it tough for Gobert to get heavy minutes. Jan 29 - 2:36 AM

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Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter scored 23 points against the Bucks on Thursday with 16 boards, two steals and one block in 36 minutes.

He stepped up with Derrick Favors (personal) not in the lineup today and had a double-double in the first half. Kanter had a 24-17 line on Wednesday against the Cavs, but he was floundering before that over his previous two with averages of 5.5 points and 3.5 boards. Kanter was not a top-125 player in the previous two weeks before this game and Rudy Gobert is not going away, so Kanter's owners will want to try and sell high off this two-game outburst.
Jan 23 - 12:50 AM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter started on Wednesday and hit 9-of-20 shots for 24 points and 17 rebounds.

No, he doesn't block shots and yes, Rudy Gobert has been stalking him all season long, but his coach (Quin Snyder) is sticking with Kanter in the starting lineup and he's had enough big games this season to be cut some slack. Kanter was benched in the second half against the Spurs on Sunday, but it was for matchup purposes. While Rudy Gobert remains a "nice to own" player, Kanter looks like the starter for the rest of this season.
Jan 21 - 10:28 PM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Coach Quin Snyder emphatically stated that Enes Kanter will remain in the starting lineup despite the impressive play of Rudy Gobert.

It's puzzling as to why coach Synder is so adamant on sticking with Kanter, as it is become painfully obvious that the Jazz are simply a better team when Gobert is on the floor. Kanter was benched during the second half of Sunday's game, and even though he will remain the starter, Gobert will threaten his playing time every night. We will continue to monitor this situation very closely.
Jan 21 - 12:49 PM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter was benched to start the second half vs. the Spurs, finishing Sunday's road loss with four points on 2-of-6 shooting, two rebounds and one block in 21 minutes.

The emergence of Rudy Gobert has tarnished Kanter's outlook, though he's still a viable fantasy option with averages of 12.0 points, 0.7 threes, 7.0 rebounds and 1.7 steals in his previous three games. Jazz coach Quin Snyder suggested after the game that Kanter's starting job is safe, but keep in mind that Utah is the only team to play just three games in Weeks 12-14, giving Kanter a small margin of error.
Jan 18 - 9:28 PM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter stole the ball a career-high three times, but managed just seven points on 2-of-10 shooting with five rebounds and one three in Friday's win over the Lakers.

Kanter would benefit from more defensive stats but it's probably not in the cards. His value is threatened a bit by Rudy Gobert, but he still has a shot at holding late-round value since his scoring and rebounding are needed.
Jan 17 - 2:15 AM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter returned to the Jazz starting lineup on Tuesday with 13 points, 10 rebounds (five offensive), one steal and three turnovers vs. the Warriors.

Kanter has scored and rebounded well this year, averaging 14.0 points and 7.2 boards, but his lack of supporting stats has limited him to late-round value. Fantasy owners should view him skeptically until he improves his assists (0.7), steals (0.4) and blocks (0.4), though he's at least worth owning while he's logging 30+ minutes as a starter.
Jan 13 - 11:44 PM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter will return to the starting lineup on Tuesday, but acknowledged that his ankle is still not 100 percent.

"I can’t just wait for it to be 100 percent," said Kanter. "I’m just going to go out there and play." Perhaps Kanter feared for his starting gig after seeing Rudy Gobert explode during his time as a starter, and that's why he's rushing his return a bit. Head coach Quin Snyder said that he didn't think it was fair for a player to lose their starting spot due to injury, so it looks like Kanter will have to lose his starting job the old fashion way, with ineffective play on the defensive end.
Jan 13 - 4:42 PM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter (ankle) will draw the start over Rudy Gobert against the the Warriors on Tuesday.

Jazz head coach said that it's not fair for a player to lose their starting spot due to injury, so Kanter will not be Wally Pipped for the time being. It's worth noting that Trevor Booker (flu) is listed as doubtful for Tuesday, so there should be more than enough minutes to go around for both Kanter and Gobert to provide value to fantasy owners.
Jan 13 - 1:29 PM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter (ankle) returned to action on Saturday in a loss to the Rockets, scoring 16 points with six boards, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes off the bench.

While Kanter should see more playing time when his minutes restriction is lifted, it wouldn't be a shock to see coach Quin Snyder opt to keep Rudy Gobert in the starting lineup long-term given how well he has played. Regardless, Kanter's owners should remain patient and see how this situation plays out before doing anything too drastic.
Jan 11 - 12:05 AM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter (ankle) will play against the Rockets on Saturday, though he will come off the bench behind Rudy Gobert.

It's not surprising to see the Jazz stick with Rudy Gobert considering how impressive he has been, and this move could very well be a permanent swap. Kanter's owners should use a wait-and-see approach before doing anything drastic, but his value definitely takes a hit with this news. Kanter will also be on a minutes restriction Saturday, so owners should consider leaving him on the bench.
Jan 10 - 6:18 PM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter (ankle) is probable to play against the Rockets on Saturday.

This could get interesting against Dwight Howard, who is probable. Rudy Gobert may have emerged as the best center under the age of 23, so the Jazz probably aren't going to want to cut his minutes much. Kanter will likely be eased back into his 26.8 minute-per-game role, which might not even happen. Gobert should remain owned everywhere and it's hard to get too excited about Kanter right now.
Jan 10 - 2:51 PM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter (ankle) will not play on Friday against the Thunder.

The Jazz are not going to rush Kanter back at all. They have been the top team in points allowed over the last 11 games and it has to do with Rudy Gobert. Kanter's minutes are going to be coming down and it's clear that Gobert has earned more minutes. Gobert should be owned everywhere and Kanter is a questionable own in standards.
Jan 9 - 6:42 PM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter (ankle) is doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Thunder.

Rudy Gobert should be locked into all active lineups with this news, as he's averaging 9.6 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 4.0 blocks in five starts this year. Kanter remains day-to-day as the Jazz head toward their next three games on Friday, Saturday and Tuesday.
Jan 8 - 12:12 PM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter (ankle) will not be available to play on Wednesday against the Bulls.

This will be his third straight game on the sidelines, and his owners will have to continue watching him lose playing time to the impressive Rudy Gobert. Consider Kanter day-to-day for now, and we will update his status as soon as we know more. Gobert is a must-start option until further notice, while Trevor Booker will also continue to see extended minutes off the bench.
Jan 7 - 12:53 PM

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