Enes Kanter RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jazz center Enes Kanter plans to enter restricted free agency next summer

    Yahoo! Sports "After ending discussions on the possibility of a contract extension with the Utah Jazz, center Enes Kanter plans to enter restricted free agency next summer, his agent told Yahoo Sports on Wednesday. “We have mutually agreed with Utah to concentrate on the season and look at our options again..." October 29

  • Enes Kanter encouraged to shoot deep and from behind the line

    The Deseret News "Enes Kanter got a pleasant surprise when Quin Snyder came to visit him this past offseason while the Jazz big man was rehabbing his knee in Chicago. The surprise wasn’t the visit from his new coach. It was Snyder’s message. “Coach Q came to visit me and we went to a gym. He said, ‘You..." October 10

  • Jazz center Enes Kanter to have treatment on right knee

    The Deseret News "Jazz center Enes Kanter will be out of action for about two weeks after getting medical treatment on his right knee, according to sources. Kanter's knee will receive an injection of platelet rich plasma to treat quadriceps tendonitis, a common overuse condition in athletes that causes soreness..." June 23

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    Steve Luhm @sluhm

    Sounds like Enes Kanter will start for Derrick Favors tonight vs. Minnesota. Also sounds like Gordon Hayward will play, as expected.

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    Jody Genessy @DJJazzyJody

    Jazz C Enes Kanter is ready to go tonight on his sprained ankle. "I talked to the trainer and said I'm going to play."

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    Aaron Falk @tribjazz

    Jazz had all 15 players practice today, the team says. Has to be the first time all year. Kanter is a game-time decision tomorrow vs. Suns.

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    Jody Genessy @DJJazzyJody

    Andris Biedrins and Brandon Rush will both practice today. Enes Kanter will get treatment on his sprained ankle.

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    Aaron Falk @tribjazz

    The latest ankle news: Enes Kanter won't practice today. Andris Biedrins will get his first practice in since his injury.

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    Jody Genessy @DJJazzyJody

    Enes Kanter said his ankle doesn't hurt too bad: "I'm hoping to play Friday."

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    Jonathan Rinehart @jonrinehart

    X-rays performed on Enes Kanter's right ankle were negative. He has a right ankle sprain and will be re-evaluated Monday morning.

  • Kanter-Favors combo isn’t producing enough for Corbin

    Salt Lake Tribune "After losing 13 times in 14 games, Ty Corbin may be looking to shake up his starting five. "Everything’s open right now," the Utah Jazz coach said Saturday. The Jazz were atrocious to start Friday’s game in Dallas, falling behind by 28 points against the Mavericks before mounting a comeback..." November 24

  • 10 Players Who Will Break Out In The 2013-2014 Season

    Ball Over All "One of the many joys of a new NBA season is watching talented up-and-comers blossom into stars, making what sports fans vaguely refer to as "The Leap". It can come from many places and defines many things; sometimes a player reeks of potential and is destined for stardom (James Harden), there..." November 01

  • Jazz To Exercise Options On Kanter, Burks

    Hoops Rumors "As they continue to work on a potential extension for fourth-year forward Gordon Hayward, the Jazz are set to pick up their 2014/15 options on third-year players Enes Kanter and Alec Burks, GM Dennis Lindsey confirmed today. The decision doesn’t come as any surprise, since Kanter and Burks as..." October 28

  • Favors, Kanter still learning to mesh in frontcourt

    Salt Lake Tribune "It is easy to understand all at once both the hope and the concern. There was Derrick Favors the 6-foot-10 forward pulling down 17 rebounds earlier this month against the Portland Trail Blazers blocking shots and finishing at the rim. There was Enes Kanter barrel chested and barely 21 years old..." October 22

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    Aaron Falk @tribjazz

    Kanter says his surgically repaired left shoulder is stronger than his right. "I feel so much better on the court. I'm not even scared."

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    Bill Oram @tribjazz

    Enes Kanter said that today he participated in first 5-on-5 since injuring shoulder.

  • Jazz forward Enes Kanter’s Time To Shine

    Purple & Blues "Enes Kanter had always wanted to play basketball but according to many interviews he was never allowed to by his parents until he was 15 years old. His parents made him concentrate solely on school and even when he did start playing school work was always number one priority. Well once he..." August 16

  • Karl Malone says he will work with Favors, Kanter

    Salt Lake Tribune "Karl Malone will spend part of his summer working with Utah Jazz players Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter, he told The Salt Lake Tribune. Jazz CEO Greg Miller confirmed the assignment in a radio interview Wednesday aftermoon. According to Malone, he is not becoming a new assistant coach and..." May 30

  • Enes Kanter out until August after shoulder surgery, will miss summer league

    Salt Lake Tribune "Enes Kanter's recovery from April shoulder surgery is ahead of schedule, his agent said Wednesday, but the Utah Jazz center may not be cleared to play until August. That means Kanter will not participate in the Orlando Summer League July 7 through 12, although Kanter's agent, Max Ergul, said it..." May 26

  • Enes Kanter undergoes successful surgery

    Salt Lake Tribune "By mid-afternoon Wednesday, Enes Kanter was alert in his hospital room, watching a movie. Kanter underwent surgery to repair a dislocated left shoulder earlier in the day in Chicago. His agent called the procedure "very simple" and said it "went perfect." But, as the Utah Jazz announced a day..." April 11

  • Injured Kanter meets with doctors in New York

    Salt Lake Tribune "Jazz center Enes Kanter was in New York on Monday, consulting with doctors about his dislocated right shoulder. Kanter was injured on March 27 against Phoenix. He has missed the last six games and, although the Jazz have not announced a official timetable for his recovery, it seems unlikely he..." April 09

  • Enes Kanter out for season with shoulder injury

    Salt Lake Tribune "Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter will miss the remainder of the season regardless of a postseason run, multiple sources confirmed to The Salt Lake Tribune. Kanter, the second-year former lottery pick, dislocated his left shoulder in the first half of a March 27 win against Phoenix when he and Suns..." April 09

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    Bill Oram @

    Enes Kanter MRI confirms dislocated shoulder. He is out indefinitely.

  • Enes Kanter suffers shoulder injury in win over Suns

    The Deseret News "As the Utah Jazz enter the most critical stretch of their season, they may be forced to make their playoff push without an integral part of their lineup. Enes Kanter, Utah's 6-foot-10 backup center, suffered a dislocated shoulder early in the second quarter of Wednesday night's 103-88 victory..." March 28

  • Utah Jazz: Why Enes Kanter Makes Al Jefferson Expendable

    Bleacher Report "It may not be characteristic to call one of the best offensive centers in the NBA "expendable", but that's what Al Jefferson has become for the Utah Jazz. Second-year backup center, Enes Kanter, has shown flashes of brilliance throughout his young career, but it couldn't be any more evident..." February 07

  • Every minute counts for Utah Jazz's Enes Kanter

    Salt Lake Tribune "That's the book on second-year Jazz center Enes Kanter thus far during Summer League. Kanter recorded 12 points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds Wednesday during Utah's 79-75 win against the Orlando Magic inside Amway Center. He displayed increased confidence in the low post, showing off..." July 12

  • Enes Kanter eager to take next step in NBA career

    The Deseret News "Enes Kanter is a tremendous talent. When his game is on, he has a mix of size, strength, touch and slick post moves. He's an aggressive rebounder who isn't afraid to mix it up with the league's older, more experienced big men. And he has a skill-set most big men wish they possessed. But the..." July 11

  • Sexual Favors with the Underkanter will Destroy the NBA

    SLC Dunk "A couple months ago I wrote about Burks and Hayward. Specifically how both guys fit the profile of the most important type of player in the NBA ... the type of player that makes the biggest difference regarding a team's ability to win games. The versatile wing who rebounds, passes, scores, and..." June 07

  • Jazz rookie Enes Kanter makes his minutes count in season finale

    Salt Lake Tribune "The final regular-season game of Enes Kanter's rookie year was one of his best. In a career-high 34 minutes, Kanter finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots in the Jazz's 96-94 win over Portland. Coach Tyrone Corbin called Kanter's performance evidence that the bullish..." April 27

  • Jazz's Enes Kanter quietly evolves from project to player

    Salt Lake Tribune "Buried beneath the Jazz's resilient fight for the playoffs, the rise of young power forward Derrick Favors, and continued excellence from veteran big men Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson is the No. 3 overall selection of the 2011 NBA Draft. Not that Enes Kanter isn't working, and not that he isn't..." April 18

  • Enes Kanter's big outing helps Utah Jazz burn Miami Heat

    Salt Lake Tribune "Rookie Enes Kanter hurried out of the Jazz locker room Friday night, obviously not expecting any interview requests after Utah's 99-98 victory over Miami. But why not? Kanter played a major role in the Jazz's most significant win of the season. He finished with 11 points and six rebounds..." March 03

  • Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter living up to NBA's 'Big Things Are Coming' theme

    The Deseret News "Early in training camp, Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin witnessed an example of the competitive nature that burns inside a couple of his youngest and biggest players. It was a sneak peek into what he could expect from Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter this season. The Jazz were running a routine drill..." January 06

  • Jazz begin NBA education of Enes Kanter

    Salt Lake Tribune "Jazz General Manager Kevin O'Connor spent 30 minutes Saturday discussing everything from Raja Bell's place on the team to Derrick Favors' All-Star potential. O'Connor was an open book, and only two questions made the longtime GM pause before answering. No. 1: Revisiting the Deron Williams..." December 13

  • Utah Jazz's Enes Kanter expected to arrive in SLC on Tuesday, start camp Friday

    Salt Lake Tribune "Jazz rookie center Enes Kanter is expected to arrive in Salt Lake City on Tuesday and be ready for the start of training camp Friday, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned. Kanter was the No. 3 overall pick during the 2011 NBA Draft. The unsigned rookie big man will take a physical and go through..." December 05

  • Jazz's Enes Kanter working out in L.A. with Ricky Rubio, Danny Granger, Joakim Noah

    Salt Lake Tribune "Jazz rookie center Enes Kanter has hit the West Coast. Kanter arrived in Los Angeles on Sunday and played in a pickup game Monday with Minnesota's Ricky Rubio, Indiana's Danny Granger, Chicago's Joakim Noah and Cleveland's Omri Casspi. Boston's Paul Pierce also participated in the session,..." October 20

  • Jazz's Enes Kanter returns to U.S., working out in Chicago

    Salt Lake Tribune "Jazz rookie center Enes Kanter has returned to the United States and resumed workouts with trainer Tim Grover in Chicago. Grover worked out Kanter last spring during predraft sessions. Utah then selected the Turkey native with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Kanter plans to remain..." October 05

  • Kanter, Kirilenko cool off at EuroBasket 2011

    Salt Lake Tribune "After playing so well at EuroBasket 2011 on Sunday, neither Enes Kanter nor Andrei Kirilenko made major contributions on Monday, although both their national teams prevailed. Kanter finished with two points and one rebound during Turkey's 65-57 victory over previously-undefeated Spain. Turkey..." September 06

  • Kanter brings his can-do attitude to Jazz

    Salt Lake Tribune "If the Jazz's decision to draft 19-year-old Turkish center Enes Kanter created a logjam for playing time, somebody should tell coach Tyrone Corbin. With the No. 3 overall pick, Utah added Kanter to a roster that already includes Al Jefferson, Derrick Favors, Memo Okur and Paul Millsap. No..." June 25

  • Enes Kanter could be center the Utah Jazz have awaited

    The Deseret News "Out of the Old World and into the Valley came a smiling Enes Kanter, Friday, a kid in the place of his dreams. Or at least the league of his dreams. The Jazz's first-round draft pick made his introductory stop Friday at Zions Bank Basketball Center. He was as advertised, 6-foot-11, 260 pounds,..." June 25

  • Enes Kanter gives the Utah Jazz an inside force

    Salt Lake Tribune "The new era has begun. Enes Kanter will be wearing a Jazz uniform. And Utah finally has the potential for the inside force it has long lacked. The Jazz selected Kanter with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft on Thursday at the Prudential Center. Moments after hearing his..." June 24

  • Even without Jimmer, Jazz draft stars

    Salt Lake Tribune "As Randy Rigby walked to the podium to announce the Jazz's first draft pick Thursday night, lightning cracked in clouds of electricity hanging thick in EnergySolutions Arena. Or so it seemed. Kyrie Irving had been taken at No. 1, Derrick Williams at No. 2. With the third pick, Rigby said,..." June 24

  • Jazz land Enes Kanter, who looks big and plays big

    Salt Lake Tribune "Regardless of what grades the Jazz receive from NBA Draft experts, they'll always have the endorsement of someone who's described in a news release as His Excellency. Namik Tan credited the Jazz with "a very wise selection" of center Enes Kanter. And if Turkey's ambassador to the United States..." June 24

  • Jazz get infusion of young blood

    Salt Lake Tribune "With thousands of fans standing in anticipation of the announcement at EnergySolutions Arena, the Utah Jazz landed one of the youngest, tallest players available Thursday. Enes Kanter, 16, a 6-foot-11, 259-pound center from Turkey, became the No. 3 overall selection and the centerpiece of a..." June 24

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