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34 Enes Kanter C
Height/Weight: 6-11/245 | Birthdate: 5/20/1992 | Birthplace: Zurich, Switzerland | Team: Oklahoma City Thunder | College: Kentucky | NBA Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 98/81 | Average Draft Position: 108.14
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Thunder C Enes Kanter has successful knee surgery


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4/22/2015) Thunder center Enes Kanter underwent arthroscopic knee surgery and will spend the next 4-to-6 weeks recovering from the procedure, per Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports. 

Kanter averaged 15.5 points and 8.9 rebounds in 75 games between the Thunder and Jazz this season. He will be a restricted free agent once the NBA season is over, and the Thunder can match any offer he will receive. 


C Enes Kanter wants to return to Thunder


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4/13/2015) Center Enes Kanter, who came to the Thunder via a trade with the Jazz, has enjoyed his time in Oklahoma City both on and off the court, and wants to return despite the big contract he may receive as a restricted free agent next season, per The Oklahoman

Kanter is averaging 15.2 points and 8.8 rebounds this season between the two teams, and reports suggest he could make $10 million next season. The Thunder can match any offer, however.

"I hope so," Kanter said of re-joining the Thunder. "It's an amazing place. I don't know how to explain it."


X-rays on Thunder's Enes Kanter negative after hard foul


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Thunder center Enes Kanter was the victim of a hard foul in the second half of Friday's game. He continued playing, scoring 24 points, but he had X-rays on his neck afterward. 

The X-rays came back negative, per Oklahoma City's News 9.


Thunder's Enes Kanter gets 24 points, 17 rebounds in defeat


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/3/2015) Center Enes Kanter powered his way to 24 points and 17 rebounds but the Thunder couldn't get past the Grizzlies on Friday, losing 100-92.

Kanter set his season high for rebounds on March 18 when he posted 18.


Thunder C Enes Kanter scores career-high 30 vs. Mavericks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Thunder center Enes Kanter scored a career-high 30 points on 9 of 13 shooting while hauling in 16 rebounds in his team's 135-131 loss to the Mavericks.

Kanter's previous best came in mid-December when he scored 29 points against the Hornets, but he was able to surpass that mark by going 11 for 12 from the free-throw line Wednesday. He also chipped in one assist and one block in 38 minutes.

The Thunder will square off against the Grizzlies Friday.


Thunder C Enes Kanter doubles up vs. Spurs


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Thunder center Enes Kanter shared the team scoring lead Wednesday with 16 points on 7 of 14 shooting and hauled in 10 rebounds in his team's 130-91 blowout loss to the Spurs.

Kanter started but plated just 22 minutes on a night where no Thunder starter saw more than 26 minutes of action. The double-double was the seventh straight for the center, who has become a key interior player for the Thunder with Serge Ibaka sidelined.

The Thunder will look to bounce back Saturday against the Jazz.


Thunder's Enes Kanter posts a double-double in first quarter


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(3/25/2015) Center Enes Kanter tallied 15 points and 10 rebounds in the first quarter of the Thunder's win on Tuesday, finishing the game with 25 points and 16 rebounds.

It was the sixth straight game that Kanter posted a double-double for points and rebounds.

Thunder center Enes Kanter (ankle) will play Sunday vs. Heat


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) Thunder center Enes Kanter (ankle) has been cleared to play in Sunday's game against the Heat, reports The Oklahoman.

Kanter injured his ankle during Wednesday's contest, which forced him to miss Friday's game. He averages 8.4 rebounds and 14.4 points per game.

The Thunder are 3 1/2-point favorites.


Thunder C Enes Kanter (ankle) improving, could play Sunday


(3/21/2015) Thunder center Enes Kanter (ankle) moved around without any signs of pain or discomfort during practice on Saturday and may be able to play Sunday, according to NBA.com.

Kanter rolled his ankle in Wednesday's win over the Celtics and has not played or practiced until today.

He leads the Thunder with 8.4 rebounds per game and is third in scoring with 14.4 points per game.

The Thunder host the Heat on Saturday.

Thunder C Enes Kanter (ankle) out Friday


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/20/2015) Thunder GM Sam Presti said that center Enes Kanter will not play Friday after rolling his ankle in Wednesday's game, per The Oklahoman. 

Kanter did not practice Thursday. He leads the Thunder with 8.4 rebounds per game and is third in scoring with 14.4 points per game.


Thunder center Enes Kanter skips practice due to ankle issue


(3/19/2015) Thunder coach Scott Brooks said center Enes Kanter did not practice Thursday and would sit out the game if the team played Thursday, per the Oklahoman.

Kanter rolled his left ankle in Wednesday's win against the Celtics and did not return. Kanter was seen noticeably limping after the game.

The Thunder host the Hawks on Friday and no word yet if Kanter will play.

Kanter lead's the Thunder with 8.4 rebounds per game and is third in scoring with 14.4 points per game.

Thunder center Enes Kanter suffers ankle injury Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) Thunder center Enes Kanter rolled his left ankle in Wednesday's game against the Celtics and did not return. Despite the injury, Kanter scored 22 points on 10 of 13 shooting from the field and grabbed 10 rebounds for his fourth straight double-double.

Kanter was seen noticeably limping after the game and coach Scott Brooks did not have any further update on his status or the severity of the injury.

"I know it's an ankle," Brooks said.


Thunder center Enes Kanter doubles up Mavericks in losing effort


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) Thunder center Enes Kanter scored 19 points on 7 of 12 shooting from the field in Oklahoma City's 119-115 loss to the Mavericks Monday. He also grabbed 13 rebounds, leading to his third straight double-double and fourth in his last five games.

He's now recorded seven double-doubles in 12 games since joining the Thunder.


Thunder's Enes Kanter, Steven Adams set to start Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) Thunder centers Enes Kanter (knee) and Steven Adams (hip) will start in the frontcourt for the team Sunday against the Bulls, The Oklahoman reports.

The team will be without power forward Serge Ibaka (knee) and will counter his absence by initially using Kanter against center Joakim Noah and Adams against power forward Pau Gasol. Neither Adams nor Kanter were able to practice Saturday.

The Thunder are 7 1/2-point favorites at home Sunday.


Thunder's Adams, Ibaka, Kanter all miss practice on Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Thunder coach Scott Brooks told reporters that Serge Ibaka (knee soreness), Enes Kanter (knee contusion) and Steven Adams (hip bruise) all missed practice on Saturday, according to ESPN. Brooks added that the injuries aren't considered to be serious, and that they're all deemed as day to day moving forward.

Oklahoma City will host the Bulls on Sunday.


Thunder center Enes Kanter impressing teammates down the stretch


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Thunder center Enes Kanter scored 23 points on 10 of 19 shooting from the field and grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds in Oklahoma City's 113-99 win over the Timberwolves Friday. 

It's his ability to finish at the basket that has teammates excited about the postseason, reports The Oklahoman.

"He's just really skilled, knows how to finish around the rim and has good footwork," teammate Mitch McGary said. "So when he gets deep in the paint, there’s really no stopping him."

It was Kanter's second double-double in his last three games and 15th overall on the season.


Thunder rule center Steven Adams (hand) out of Thursday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) Thunder center Steven Adams has been ruled out of Thursday's game at Chicago, reports The Oklahoman.

Adams has not played since Feb. 8 after undergoing hand surgery, but coach Scott Brooks sounded optimistic that Adams would be available to play in Sunday's game against the Raptors. Center Enes Kanter has been starting in place of Adams.

The Thunder are 1-point favorites.


Thunder center Enes Kanter doubles up Lakers in win Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) Thunder center Enes Kanter scored 18 points on 6 of 10 shooting from the field in Oklahoma City's 108-101 win over the Lakers Sunday.

Kanter also grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds, leading to his third double-double in his last five games and 15th overall on the season. He added five assists to his totals.


Enes Kanter playing for Thunder on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) Thunder center Enes Kanter will play in Sunday's game at the Lakers.

Kanter was questionable after missing Friday's game with a thigh injury, but he was in the team's starting lineup for Sunday's game. 


Enes Kanter out Friday for Thunder


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) Thunder coach Scott Brooks told the media that center Enes Kanter will not play, Friday with a right thigh contusion. 

Brooks wasn't sure how long the injury would keep Kanter out of the lineup. Nick Collison will start in his place 

The Thunder are six-point underdogs at the Trail Blazers. 


Thunder center Enes Kanter posts double-double in win Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2015) Thunder center Enes Kanter scored 20 points on 8 of 12 shooting from the field and grabbed 12 rebounds in Oklahoma City's 119-94 win over the Nuggets Sunday. It was Kanter's second straight double-double since joining the Thunder and 15th overall on the season.

Kanter has reached double figures in rebounds in five straight games and six out of his last seven overall.


Enes Kanter and Kyle Singler to start for Thunder


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2015) The Thunder will start C Enes Kanter and F Kyle Singler at the Hornets on Saturday, according to Darnell Mayberry of the Oklahoman

Kanter starts in place of Steven Adams, who injured his hand Feb. 9 and is out for three weeks. He was acquired at Thursday's trade deadline and replaces Nick Collison in the starting lineup. Collison will come off the bench for the Thunder. 

Kyle Singler will also get the start for the Thunder, in place of injured Kevin Durant

The Thunder are 7.5 point favorites. 


Thunder expect to have new additions available to play Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) The Thunder are expecting to have newly acquired Enes Kanter, D.J. Augustin, Kyle Singler and Steve Novak all available for Saturday's game against the Hornets, according to The Oklahoman.

All four were acquired by Oklahoma City just before Thursday's NBA trade deadline. Kanter is averaging 13.8 points and 7.8 rebounds in 49 games this season while Augustin is averaging 10.6 points and 4.9 assists in 54 games.


Presti: Thunder C Enes Kanter 'has his best basketball' ahead


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) Thunder general manager Sam Presti addressed the three-team trade executed Thursday that brought center Enes Kanter, point guard D.J. Augustin and small forwards Kyle Singler and Steve Novak to Oklahoma City.

"We're extremely pleased to welcome Enes, Steve, D.J. and Kyle. We feel we have added talent, toughness and commitment to our roster and we are excited about the depth and versatility these additions provide," Presti said. "It is a rare opportunity to acquire a player like Enes who will be an added dimension to our frontcourt and has his best basketball in front of him. Kyle, D.J. and Steve are professionals of the highest order and players that we believe will be committed now and in the future."

Presti also thanked departing players Kendrick Perkins, Reggie Jackson and Grant Jarrett in the statement. In addition, the Thunder traded a protected 2017 first-round pick to Utah and acquired an unprotected 2019 second-round pick from Detroit.


Report: Jazz to buy out Kendrick Perkins' contract


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) Center Kendrick Perkins is slated to be a member of the Jazz for a only few hours.

According to a report from ESPN.com, the Jazz are planning to buy out Perkins' contract. The Thunder traded Perkins to the Jazz in a three-way deal that also involved the Pistons.

The major moves of this deal were the Thunder sending Perkins to the Jazz, the Jazz sending center Enes Kanter to the Thunder and the Pistons sending Kyle Singler to the Thunder.

With the Jazz planning to buy out Perkins' contract, the Mavericks and Bulls top the list of potential suitors for the center, per Yahoo! Sports. The Cavaliers and Clippers are also reportedly interested in the veteran big man.