Enes Kanter

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  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum, Enes Kanter, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward and Daniel Theis were all left back in Boston as the Celtics plan to rest most of their rotation guys for Tuesdays’s game against the Cavs.

    The Celtics destroyed the Cavs on Sunday and are opting to give the night off to their starters as the season opener is just a week away. Tatum is actually battling an illness but the rest of the guys will just receive a maintenance day.

    Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter

  • Daniel Theis
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Daniel Theis, initially probable with a left hip flexor strain, will start Friday's preseason game.

    Brad Stevens plans to use his centers in "hockey shifts" tonight, which means that they'll all get run in short stints. It's becoming increasingly likely that Enes Kanter opens the year coming off the bench, though he's been a middle-round guy in 22 mpg before so we're not too worried about him even if this puts a tight ceiling on him. Theis and Robert Williams may be dueling for the starting job.

    Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams (groin) and Daniel Theis (left hip) are both probable for Friday's game vs. the Magic.

    Williams and Theis are in competition for the center spot along with Enes Kanter with Kanter's role being the most secure. It will be interesting to see how the rotation shakes out over the next couple of weeks. Kanter is the only player to look at in standard redraft leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Enes Kanter
    C, Boston Celtics

    Brad Stevens indicated that Enes Kanter would probably come off the bench this year should the team continue to start four wings and guards.

    Kanter would be the focal point of the second-team offense and still see the majority of minutes, but this would put a dent in his value as a middle-round pick.

    Source: Marc D'Amico on Twitter

  • Enes Kanter
    C, Boston Celtics

    At Danny Ainge’s recommendation to expand his range, Enes Kanter has taken that call to action seriously, making it the focus of his offseason development program.

    His new team doesn’t necessarily need him to be Al Horford and try to replace the departed center as a pre-eminent shooting threat, but Kanter will need to demonstrate his touch to keep with the flow of the offense. This offseason has been focused on readying his body for the ball as it comes his way and stepping into a quicker and more efficient shot. The shot is still a work in progress, but Kanter expects to find a rhythm over the next month before heading back to Boston for training camp. The Turkish big has always been an offensive force and expanding his range could help his fantasy game even more.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Enes Kanter
    C, Boston Celtics

    The Celtics have officially inked Enes Kanter to a contract.

    Danny Ainge referred to Kanter as part of the team's Plan A this summer, and the Celtics picked him up on an affordable two-year deal worth $10 million. The second year is a player option so we should see a very motivated Kanter this season. He's going to start at center for the Celtics, and while his defensive deficiencies may limit his minutes, we're expecting 25 mpg or more. That's more than enough for the big man to deliver middle-round value.

    Source: Boston Celtics

  • Enes Kanter
    C, Boston Celtics

    Enes Kanter is finalizing a two-year, $10 million deal with the Celtics per Ian Begley of SNY.

    Importantly, the second year is a player option, which puts Kanter in control of his future earnings. As it stands he's lined up for a big year in a Boston frontcourt that's fairly vacant. The Celtics won't be the same lethal defensive outfit that they have in the past, but Kanter is looking like an automatic double-double and a solid fantasy target.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Enes Kanter
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    C Enes Kanter is expected to have a phone call with the Blazers and Celtics when free agency begins at 6:00 p.m. EST on Sunday.

    The big man’s fantasy value is all over the place right now as he has been linked to a host of different teams. If Kanter finds himself in the right situation, he can go back to being a quality double-double threat. The Blazers and Celtics are both good landing spots for Kanter from a fantasy perspective.

    Source: Mac J. Spears on Twitter

  • Enes Kanter
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    According to Royce Young, Blazers big man Enes Kanter is receiving interest from the Lakers, Clippers and Kings.

    The Blazers were able to use Kanter after Jusuf Nurkic went down for the season with his leg injury. Now that he's an unrestricted free agent, Kanter – a former steady double-double threat, should be able to bolster any team's frontcourt rotation with ease. A move to either LA team would be ideal for him as he'd have to share minutes with the Kings' developmental bigs in Sacramento.

    Source: Royce Young on Twitter

  • Enes Kanter
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    The Celtics will be targeting Enes Kanter and Kevon Looney with their $4.8 million room exception, per Shams Charania.

    The Celtics have a pretty barren depth chart in the frontcourt at the moment, but both Kanter and Looney should be able to get more than that on the open market even given their deficiencies. Perhaps that price becomes more amenable if the Celtics land a big fish and look like potential contenders again. Kanter's also gotten interest from Portland, the Lakers and the Bulls, while re-signing Looney is said to be a priority for the Warriors.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Enes Kanter
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Ian Begley reported on Friday night that the Bulls are expected to be among the teams showing interest in center Enes Kanter.

    This would be a confusing move for a team expected to try and develop their young core, but it is the Bulls after all. Kanter would find ample minutes and opportunities to accumulate stats on a talent-starved Bulls team.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Enes Kanter
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    The Blazers, Lakers and Celtics are among the teams that will be interested in free agent Enes Kanter, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

    Portland knows Kanter well and would surely like to have him back after his admirable work filling in for an injured Jusuf Nurkic, while playing through his own serious ailments, in the playoffs. The Celtics could use a ferocious rebounder to replace Aron Baynes and are barren at the center spot with Al Horford's departure, while the Lakers are lining up cost-effective depth with their roster almost completely empty. Kanter might not replicate his Knicks numbers, but he'll be a standard-league asset no matter where he lands.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • Enes Kanter
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Speaking about signing with the Blazers after being released from the Knicks, Enes Kanter said, "I've been in the league eight years. Signing here is probably the best thing that's ever happened in my career."

    Kanter chose to sign with the Blazers over his former team, the Thunder, after being released from the Knicks in February. Kanter made a good call as he played an integral role in helping the Blazers advance to the Western Conference Finals after the unfortunate injury to Jusuf Nurkic.

    Source: Sean Highkin on Twitter