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Enes Kanter | Center

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (21) / 5/20/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 247
College: Kentucky
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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

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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

Enes Kanter turned the ball over six times against the Rockets on Monday during a 124-86 loss with nine points, nine boards and two assists in 25 minutes.

Maybe the Jazz should have kept Kanter in the starting lineup after all. Kidding aside, their defense was nonexistent and the Rockets pretty much did whatever they wanted. Outside of his second-highest turnover game in his career today, Kanter seems entrenched as a guy who can flirt with a double-double even if he does stay in a bench role.
Mar 17 - 10:54 PM

Enes Kanter will move back to the bench on Monday vs. the Rockets.

He didn't have it on Sunday in the starting lineup as the Jazz just were gutted on defense against the Spurs. The team definitely wants the Derrick Favors-Enes Kanter frontcourt to work, but it just slows down the tempo too much and the Jazz just don't have any sort of defense to make that work. Still Kanter is worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 17 - 6:43 PM

Enes Kanter shot 5-of-17 from the field for 11 points during Friday's 96-87 loss to the Clippers, adding 15 boards and one steal in 42 minutes.

Despite this game he’s shot the ball well over his last 13 games with a field goal percentage of 52.6 while averaging 14.7 points, 7.9 boards and 0.5 blocks on 52.6 percent from the field and 77.5 percent from the line in that span. A big reason for that is because Kanter attempted 55.3 percent of his shots at the rim, which is probably why coach Ty Corbin has some confidence in him now. Whether Kanter comes around on defense is a topic for another day, but the points, boards and percentages are enough to make him worth owning in standard leagues as a three-category player while not hurting you anywhere.
Mar 15 - 12:25 AM

Enes Kanter is likely to start against the Clippers on Friday with Marvin Williams (back) up in the air to play.

He and Derrick Favors will get the fun task of covering DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin, which should be tough to watch on that end. As far as the stats go, Kanter has been great as the starter with averages of 15.0 points, 7.3 boards and 0.8 blocks in 25 games. He should be in all lineups tonight even though he might end up on the wrong end of a highlight reel a few times.
Mar 14 - 4:13 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Trey Burke
2John Lucas
3Diante Garrett
SG1Gordon Hayward
2Alec Burks
3Brandon Rush
4Ian Clark
SF1Richard Jefferson
2Travis Leslie
PF1Derrick Favors
2Marvin Williams
3Jeremy Evans
4Erik Murphy
5Malcolm Thomas
C1Enes Kanter
2Rudy Gobert