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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 had 13 points and four rebounds in 24 minutes vs. the Jazz on Wednesday, making 6-of-7 shots without any defensive stats.
As usual, Kyle O'Quinn gave the Knicks a superior defensive presence in 17 minutes off the bench tonight, posting four points, six boards, two steals and two blocks. Kanter is one of the most-reliant players on just two fantasy categories -- rebounds (11.0 per game) and FG% (63.6% on 9.9 attempts). Despite that, he's sitting on top-50 value in just 25.5 minutes per game, which crushes his preseason valuation. Nov 15 - 10:36 PM
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Enes Kanter scored a season-high 20 points vs. the Cavaliers on Monday, hitting 9-of-15 shots in 31 minutes.

He was having his way with Kevin Love in the paint, grabbing 16 rebounds with four assists (also a season-high). Cleveland ranks dead last in defensive rating which explains Kanter's big night, and now he gets to face a Utah team on Wednesday that is missing their franchise player in Rudy Gobert (knee). Keep throwing Kanter into your fantasy lineups, as it doesn't look like Willy Hernangomez will get a chance any time soon.
Nov 13 - 10:41 PM

Enes Kanter made 5-of-6 shots for 10 points on Wednesday, while grabbing six rebounds, but that was the extent of his contributions in 20 minutes.

Nikola Vucevic torched him defensively and Kanter rode the bench for the final 17 minutes tonight -- he wound up playing the same amount as backup Kyle O'Quinn. Despite the occasional dud, it's been a generally strong start for Kanter, who tends to stay in his lane for fantasy -- expect scoring with high FG%, rebounds, and not much else.
Nov 8 - 10:36 PM

Enes Kanter stayed hot on Sunday, hitting 4-of-10 shots for nine points, 18 rebounds and two assists in 31 minutes of a 108-101 win over the Pacers.

Kanter's not going to rack up a ton of blocks despite starting at center, but is crashing the boards and scoring for the Knicks. He had his streak of double-digit scoring games stopped at eight tonight, as this was his first single-digit scoring game of the season. He's still averaging 13.4 points, 12.0 rebounds and 0.6 blocks over his last five games and has quickly made Willy Hernangomez an afterthought.
Nov 5 - 10:59 PM

Enes Kanter logged a season-high 33 minutes on Sunday to finish with 18 points, 12 rebounds, one steal and one block.

He's averaging a strong double-double while shooting 61.0 percent from the field through five games, which is more than most owners expected on draft day. Willy Hernangomez is a looming threat but he picked up a DNP-CD tonight, Kyle O'Quinn logged just 12 minutes off the bench, and it's anyone's guess what Joakim Noah's role will be when he returns from suspension. Roll with Kanter until the wheels fall off.
Oct 29 - 11:03 PM

Enes Kanter scored 12 points with six rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 16 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

He only played four minutes in the first half. As of about 30 minutes after the game, there wasn't a reason given, but it's fair to assume it's over a blown defensive assignment in the first quarter. Kanter's defensive woes have been well documented, but he should be better his next time out. He is going to be tough to own at times, especially since the team won without him for most of this one.
Oct 27 - 10:36 PM

Enes Kanter played 30 minutes and hit 7-of-11 shots for 16 points, a season-high 19 rebounds and a block in Tuesday's 110-89 loss to the Celtics.

Kanter won't do much outside of score, board and the occasional block, but he's doing it well thus far, averaging 14.3 points, 12 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 0.3 blocks. He looks like he's got a solid grasp on the starting center job for the Knicks, who are now 0-3 on the season.
Oct 24 - 10:40 PM

Enes Kanter scored 17 points and grabbed 10 boards in 24 minutes in Saturday night's loss to the Pistons.

Kanter was 7-of-10 from the floor and 3-of-3 from the stripe but didn't contribute in any other category, failing to record a single assist, steal or block. The center minutes were split evenly on Saturday, with Kyle O'Quinn also logging 24 minutes, including nearly the entire fourth quarter. Willy Hernangomez was a DNP-CD.
Oct 21 - 10:42 PM

Enes Kanter scored 10 points with seven rebounds, one assist and three steals in 22 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.

This was almost a bizarro Kanter line with not much offense and some defensive stats. He did not play well against his former team on both ends, but it's not like Kanter had high hopes on the stat sheet. Whether he starts or moves to the bench, expect him to flirt with a double-double in around 20-26 minutes.
Oct 20 - 12:04 AM

Enes Kanter started Friday's loss to the Wizards, racking up 15 points on 6-of-8 FGs and 3-of-4 FTs, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 23 minutes.

Kristaps Porzingis (hip) sat out as a precaution, but all signs point to him being ready for opening night. Kanter's fantasy value hinges on rebounds, points, and the ability to help FG percentages without hurting FT percentages -- a desired skill-set for a big man. That said, the Knicks' center rotation is too deep to expect a breakout season, at least while Willy Hernangomez, Joakim Noah and Kyle O'Quinn are all in the mix.

Enes Kanter scored 16 points with five rebounds and five turnovers in 23 minutes against the Wizards on Friday.

He makes a lot of sense as a bench center and he did get plenty of opportunity to score tonight, making 6-of-11 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line -- Kristaps Porzingis didn't play in this one. We all know the drill with Kanter as a guy who will produce points, boards and little else, but he's still worth a look in most leagues.
Oct 6 - 10:36 PM

Enes Kanter scored 17 points in his Knicks debut on Tuesday vs. the Nets with three rebounds and one assist.

He did all of his damage in just 17 minutes and could've had an even bigger night if he didn't miss a few easy layups. Kanter took a couple of really hard falls tonight, but he escaped without an injury. He finished 4-of-8 from the field and 9-of-10 from the field and was the first big off the bench. The Knicks will experiment with different lineups in the preseason, but a sixth man role may suit Kanter the best.
Oct 3 - 10:24 PM

Enes Kanter will compete with Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez at training camp for the starting center slot in New York.

"We’re looking at all our centers,’’ Jeff Hornacek said. "You’ve got Enes. You’ve got KO [Kyle O’Quinn]. You have Willy. All those guys do great things for us. We’re trying to find the best way to use them, and they all kind of lend different things, but they’re all well-rounded players." It's possible that the center position in New York could devolve into a timeshare situation primary between Kanter and Hernangomez, which is far from an ideal situation in fantasy hoops. Both guys remain worth a late-round flier, but a timeshare could ruin their standard league appeal.
Sep 27 - 9:40 AM

Enes Kanter lost 33 pounds (273 to 240) this offseason to improve his mobility on defense.

Kanter rarely left the OKC bench during the playoffs because he was a liability on defense, so it's a good sign that he's committed to improve. The Knicks like Kanter's "toughness, physicality and ability to get to the free-throw line and score inside," and he should have a larger role in New York than the one he had in OKC. It's not clear if Kanter will start over Willy Hernangomez, but he's on the radar in the later rounds for owners targeting points, rebounds and shooting percentages.
Sep 25 - 10:00 AM

Enes Kanter was traded to the Knicks in the Carmelo Anthony deal.

The Knicks acquiring Kanter is about as Knicks as it gets. Lack of defense aside, Kanter finds himself in a big spot to produce offense for a team that lacks perimeter scoring, and he should be asked to post up a bunch on his new team. Kanter saw a hefty 4.7 usage rate bump when he wasn't with Russell Westbrook last season, so he should have ample opportunity to score in the teens. While he won't do much outside of score and hit the glass, Kanter finds himself back on the map in the later rounds.
Sep 23 - 1:21 PM

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SG1Courtney Lee
2Damyean Dotson
SF1Tim Hardaway Jr.
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PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Michael Beasley
C1Enes Kanter
2Kyle O'Quinn
3Willy Hernangomez
4Joakim Noah