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Enes Kanter said he will work on developing a 3-point shot this offseason. Adding a 3-point stroke to his arsenal would be nice for Kanter's fantasy value, but he might also want to focus on improving as a defender. As long as Kanter is inept on defense, he likely won't average much more than 20 minutes a night, and therefore, won't be much more than a late-round guy in fantasy hoops.

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Apr 26 - 1:58 PM

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Enes Kanter played just three minutes in Tuesday's Game 5 loss to the Rockets and finished scoreless on 0-of-2 shooting. After a solid regular season with averages of 14.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 0.5 blocks on 54.5 percent shooting in 21.3 minutes, Kanter only played 9.0 minutes per game in the series against Houston because he was a huge defensive liability. He has a couple years left on his deal and should reprise his role as the first big off the bench for the Thunder in 2017-18 unless they decide to go in a different direction.

Apr 25 - 11:34 PM

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Enes Kanter saw just eight minutes off the Thunder bench during Sunday's Game 4 loss, ending his evening with two points, two boards, one block and one turnover. Over the past three games, Kanter has only seen the floor for 8.5 minutes a night, which obviously isn't enough time for him to make a meaningful impact on the box score. His awful defense is the reason why he's not playing, so don't expect his minutes to jump in Game 5.

Apr 23 - 7:56 PM

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Enes Kanter played only eight minutes during Wednesday's loss in Houston, making 2-of-4 shots for four points with three blocks and one rebound. Billy Donovan appeared to tell an assistant during Game 1, "Can't play Kanter," after his backup big man blew a defensive assignment. Kanter's role did indeed shrink tonight with OKC carefully choosing the moments they used him, which led to a bigger role for Jerami Grant (nine points, five rebounds, two blocks in 26 minutes). OKC had this game under control until the fourth quarter, so presumably Kanter will be limited again in Game 3.

Apr 19 - 10:57 PM

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Enes Kanter was held to eight points, three rebounds and one assist in 16 minutes vs. Houston on Sunday, making 3-of-7 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs in 16 minutes. Defense has long been an issue for Kanter. After he allowed an easy dunk by Clint Capela in a pick-and-roll set in the fourth quarter, coach Billy Donovan appeared to immediately tell an assistant, "Can't play Kanter." He was subbed out 17 seconds later for Steven Adams, and it's clear that OKC has a lot of issues to solve to even their first-round series on Wednesday.

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Apr 17 - 12:21 AM

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Kanter tallied 17 points (5-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 7-7 FT) and four rebounds over 20 minutes in Friday's 120-99 loss against the Suns.

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Apr 07 - 3:11 AM

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Enes Kanter had a poor game on Sunday, making 4-of-9 FGs and 1-of-2 FTs for nine points and one rebound in 17 minutes. Kanter didn't have a single assist, steal or block tonight, and this matches his lowest playing time since mid-December. The entire frontcourt was outplayed tonight with Kanter, Steven Adams, Taj Gibson and Domantas Sabonis combining for 20 points. Despite this dud, Kanter is still a reasonable option if you need some rebounds and high-efficiency scoring.

Apr 02 - 5:37 PM

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Kanter scored 17 points (6-11 FG, 5-6 FT) with 10 rebounds across 20 minutes of play in Wednesday's 114-106 overtime win against the Magic.

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Mar 29 - 11:21 PM

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Enes Kanter struggled vs. the Mavericks on Monday with six points and two rebounds in 17 minutes. He picked up four fouls and never got into a rhythm, finishing 2-of-6 from the field and 2-of-4 from the line. Kanter was coming off an impressive three-game stretch with averages of 20.6 points and 8.3 rebounds, and while he won't be that good, his owners can expect him to get back on track vs. the Magic on Wednesday.

Mar 27 - 11:43 PM

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Enes Kanter was a rare bright spot for the Thunder on Sunday, scoring 23 points on 9-of-12 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover. Kanter did his damage in just 23 minutes. His owners would assuredly love to see what he could accomplish with unfettered playing time, considering he was posting top-100 value in a mere 20.2 minutes over the past five games. Expect similar production down the stretch, as OKC tries to close the gap between themselves and the Clippers (1.5 games) and Jazz (2.5 games).

Mar 26 - 7:33 PM

RT @blackcatinsider: 12th Player of The Year should go to @Enes_Kanter unless the Thunder have 13 players on their roster.
RT @NBA2K_MyTEAM: Big shout out to @okcthunder for a great season! We gave @RealStevenAdams & @Enes_Kanter Amethyst cards, available NOW in…
RT @BattlesNBA: Russ - $28,530,608 Enes Kanter - $17,884,175 Victor Oladipo - $21,000,000 Steven Adams - $22,471,910 https://t.co/mpU0z5…
RT @okcthunder: Enes Kanter, on Thunder fans: "We have some good games, some bad games, but they're always there to support us." https://t.…
RT @okcthunder: Enes Kanter, on Thunder fans: "We have some good games, some bad games, but they're always there to support us." https://t.…
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RT @okcthunder: Enes Kanter, on Thunder fans: "We have some good games, some bad games, but they're always there to support us." https://t.…
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RT @NBA2K_MyTEAM: Big shout out to @okcthunder for a great season! We gave @RealStevenAdams & @Enes_Kanter Amethyst cards, available NOW in…
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RT @hoopscritic: At $17.5 mill per year, Enes Kanter has played in all of 3 minutes in an elimination game for OKC...
RT @OKCThunderFR: Enes Kanter: "Au début de la saison, personne ne nous imaginait en playoffs. Nous avons montré aux haters que nous pouvon…
RT @okcthunder: Enes Kanter, on Thunder fans: "We have some good games, some bad games, but they're always there to support us." https://t.…
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