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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 24 points with 11 rebounds, one block and one steal against the 76ers on Wednesday.
It's usually a fun time for a big man to go up against Jahlil Okafor and that was the case for Kanter today. He also had a double-double against the Warriors on Monday and did play 25 minutes in that loss. The arrival of Taj Gibson hasn't hurt Kanter too much, averaging 16.8 points, 7.4 boards, 0.6 assists, 0.4 blocks and 0.6 steals in his last five games. Plus, Steven Adams struggling has also helped get Kanter going. Mar 23 - 12:09 AM

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Enes Kanter double-doubled vs. the Warriors on Monday with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

This was such an Enes Kanter line with zero assists, blocks or steals -- he was averaging 0.6 blocks and 0.4 steals per game prior to Monday. Kanter shot 6-of-16 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line, but with just two more games on the schedule this week, he's just a low-end player to own who specializes in points and rebounds.
Mar 21 - 12:24 AM

Enes Kanter scored 14 points with four rebounds and one block in 18 minutes against the Kings on Saturday.

That's double-digit scoring games in 11 straight while making at least 50 percent from the field in all but two of those games. While the scoring and percentages are great, Kanter is doing almost nothing with only three blocks in March, which has made him only a late-round guy. He's more of a fit player in fantasy and hasn't been worth owning since the break.
Mar 18 - 6:13 PM

Enes Kanter scored 14 point with 10 rebounds and two turnovers in 24 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday night.

He was big time off the bench and this should surprise nobody after his strong postseason against the Spurs last year. Kanter gets a much tougher matchup in a Mount Rushmore of revenge games against the Jazz on Saturday. This game is in OKC, so he won't get to enjoy the mountain views in Utah this time around. Kanter has not been very good in standard leagues, so maybe this can get him going again. The Taj Gibson trade doesn't help.
Mar 9 - 11:49 PM

Enes Kanter racked up 16 points and 10 rebounds in a losing effort on Sunday, making 7-of-14 shots with two assists, one steal and three turnovers in 19 minutes.

Kanter began the game 0-of-5 from the field but he caught fire in the second quarter with a series of buckets in the paint, and he helped force Nerlens Noel to the bench early with foul trouble. He didn't make a single shot after halftime, however, and was limited by the lopsided score, so owners have to be pleased that he scratched out a double-double.
Mar 5 - 11:10 PM

Enes Kanter scored 18 points with 10 rebounds and one steal in 28 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

Some foul trouble for Steven Adams helped give Kanter more run. Coach Billy Donovan has cooled off with the Kanter-Adams combos, playing them together for just 13 minutes combined in the previous three. That could have to do with the Thunder actually having a capable four in Taj Gibson. Kanter could still flirt with mid-round value going forward.
Mar 3 - 1:22 AM

Enes Kanter had 15 points, nine rebounds, a steal and a block on 7-of-12 shooting in 27 minutes off the bench on Tuesday.

Kanter had 20 points and nine boards on Sunday, and has yet to be slowed down by the arrival of Taj Gibson. The most likely scenario is that Gibson will start and absorb the minutes of Domantas Sabonis, while leaving Kanter plenty of minutes off the bench as he backs up both the power forward and center positions. Kanter should be held in all leagues for now.
Mar 1 - 12:15 AM

Enes Kanter played well in 24 minutes vs. New Orleans on Sunday, scoring 20 points on 6-of-9 FGs and 8-of-10 FTs.

Kanter rounded out his line with nine rebounds, three assists and one steal. His playing time could take a hit with Taj Gibson in town, but he's a per-minute dynamo who should continue to post value in 12-team leagues.
Feb 26 - 9:54 PM

Enes Kanter (arm) returned to action on Friday vs. the Lakers, but scored just four points on 2-of-12 shooting.

He missed a lot of easy looks and finished 2-of-10 in the paint, but some rust was to be expected. He played 19 minutes and grabbed seven rebounds with one assist and four turnovers, but it is a little concerning that the Thunder have another solid option in their frontcourt in Taj Gibson. It's going to take some time for Kanter to find his rhythm, but he could be more a late-round guy going forward.
Feb 24 - 10:56 PM

Enes Kanter (arm) will be available and is expected to play Friday night vs. the Lakers.

This will be Kanter's first game action since fracturing his right arm back in late January punching a chair. OKC traded for Taj Gibson on Thursday, which will reduce the amount of playing time available for Kanter over the final two months of the season. We will have to see how coach Billy Donovan divides the minutes on Friday night in order to get a sense of what the rotation will look like going forward.
Feb 24 - 6:30 PM

The Thunder are expecting Enes Kanter (arm) to play against the Lakers on Friday.

Kanter himself said it's a secret on his status, but he also said his arm feels "pretty good" on Thursday. The addition of Taj Gibson should actually hurt Kanter a little big because the Thunder do use a lot of Kanter next to Steven Adams. Go ahead and pick up Kanter, but he's likely more of a late-round guy in standard leagues.
Feb 23 - 4:47 PM

Enes Kanter says his arm feels "pretty good" and when asked if he might play on Friday night, he said "it's a secret."

If Kanter really is in play for tomorrow night against the Lakers it means he recovered very quickly from his broken arm and returned a bit ahead of schedule. While feeling "pretty good" is a step in the right direction, we still don't know if Kanter has a realistic shot at playing on Friday. But it sure seems like a possibility. Watch for more updates on his status coming Friday afternoon.
Feb 23 - 1:58 PM

Enes Kanter (fractured right arm) had surgery on Friday and will be re-evaulated in about four weeks.

After punching a chair on Thursday, he is expected to miss 6-8 weeks total. That timeline gives him a target date in middle to late March, but the good news is the Thunder have the All-Star break to soften the loss. Still, fantasy owners should probably move on unless it won't hurt to stash him. Without Kanter, Domantas Sabonis looks to have the highest floor while Jerami Grant and Joffrey Lauvergne could make an impact. None of these guys are worth owning in standard leagues yet.
Jan 27 - 2:22 PM

Enes Kanter sustained a fractured forearm after punching a chair on Thursday night, which could sideline him six to eight weeks.

This is the first concrete timetable we've seen since Kanter suffered the injury on Thursday night. A terrible break for OKC, as they are trying to improve their playoff position. As far as fantasy impact is concerned, there is not one individual player who is viewed as the primary beneficiary. Kanter was averaging 21.6 minutes per game this season. There will be a handful of players that soak up that playing time, often depending on nightly matchups. The minutes will be divvied up between Domantas Sabonis, Jerami Grant, Joffrey Lauvergne, Steven Adams and possibly even Nick Collison.
Jan 27 - 9:17 AM

Enes Kanter suffered a broken right forearm after punching a bench chair before halftime of Thursday's 109-98 win over the Mavericks and will be out indefinitely.

The injury was verified by coach Billy Donovan after the game and this is not a typical situation where one player will become an automatic pickup in his absence. You have to think Kanter will miss at least six weeks of action, so Domantas Sabonis, Jerami Grant, Joffrey Lauvergne and Steven Adams will all see extra minutes in Kanter's absence. We'd rank them Sabonis, Grant, Lauvergne as far as pickups go, while Nick Collison could get into the rotation, but none of these players appear to be must-adds. Adams will probably play more minutes in Kanter's absence.