January 27, 2017, 7:16 am
Enes Kanter (forearm) is expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks after fracturing his forearm while punching a chair during Thursday’s game against the Mavericks.
This is a tough blow for the Thunder as their frontcourt is already one of the thinnest in the league. Kanter was averaging 14.4 points in 21.4 minutes on the season. Domantas Sabonis played 29 minutes on Thursday and it appears he is in line for some consistent playing time with Jerami Grant probably seeing a slight uptick in minutes as well. Keep an eye on both in 14-to-16 team leagues to see if Sabonis starts shooting more threes or if Grant starts blocking more shots, but neither player provides much else other than being a potential specialist and you could probably do better.
Update: Surgery was successful and the timelines are the same.
Enes Kanter had surgery on his fractured right arm this morning and will be re-evaluated in approximately four weeks.
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) January 27, 2017