Enes Kanter RUMORS & NEWS

  • What's going on with Enes Kanter contract talks?

    The Oklahoman "While the free-agent signings come in waves around the NBA, the waiting continues for Enes Kanter and the Thunder to agree to a deal. It seems inevitable that Kanter winds up with the Thunder, since even if Kanter takes his negotiations to other teams, the Thunder can match the offer. So what’s..." July 03

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    Frank Isola @FisolaNYDN

    The Knicks are considering making an offer to OKC restricted free agent Enes Kanter.

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Thunder restricted free agent C Enes Kanter will meet with OKC first as reported, but Blazers are monitoring, may want to talk w/Kanter.

  • Enes Kanter, Thunder Set Meeting To Discuss 3-4 Year Deal In Early Window

    Real GM Basketball "Enes Kanter — the Oklahoma City Thunder’s top free agent — has plans to meet with the franchise in Chicago on July 1, the two sides targeting an early contract completion, league sources told RealGM. The Thunder and Kanter are expected to discuss three- and four-year contract sheets that could..." June 30

  • Thunder GM Presti reiterates he plans to re-sign Enes Kanter

    Pro Basketball Talk "Oklahoma City liked what they saw from Enes Kanter this season. Well, at least on the offensive end. The Thunder have wanted more scoring out of the center spot for a while (Kendrick Perkins was not that guy) and Kanter averaged 18.7 points and 11 rebounds a game after he was traded to OKC. He..." May 08

  • Sam Presti confident the Thunder will keep Enes Kanter moving forward

    The Oklahoman "The firing of Scott Brooks ruled the Thunder headlines on Wednesday. But during Sam Presti’s press conference discussing the decision and impending coaching search, he also briefly delved into another move that is key for this franchise moving forward — Enes Kanter’s free agency. Kanter is..." April 23

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Thunder say center Enes Kanter underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and will be sidelined 4-6 weeks.

  • Jazz players go easy on Kanter in talking about turnaround

    The Deseret News "When former Jazzman Enes Kanter came back to town with Oklahoma City last month and made negative comments about the Jazz organization and his time in Utah, Jazz players were not happy to see him, snubbing him on the court and making a few pointed comments afterward. However, they left their..." April 17

  • Trevor Booker fires back at Enes Kanter on Twitter

    Salt Lake Tribune "After spending his homecoming lightly blasting his old team and subsequently reveling in a chorus of boos from the fans that once cheered him, Enes Kanter lobbed one more insult at the Utah Jazz on his way out of Salt Lake City late last month. "We have to do a better job," Kanter said..." April 16

  • Trevor Booker takes shot at Enes Kanter with postgame comments

    Larry Brown Sports "Enes Kanter being traded from the Jazz to the Thunder was among the flurry of moves leading up to this year’s NBA trade deadline. Prior to the deadline, there was growing speculation Kanter would be moved after indicating he preferred to be traded away from Utah. The 22-year-old eventually got..." March 30

  • Enes Kanter, Steven Adams and Mitch McGary continue to emerge through injury wreckage

    The Oklahoman "The latest tidal wave of nagging injuries has again stripped this Thunder team of both star power and depth at the season’s most inopportune time. It has rotted a year that began with so much promise. But within the avalanche of adversity, amid the rubble of wounded bodies, a few promising..." March 24

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Enes Kanter (ankle) is out tonight against the Hawks.

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Postgame X-rays negative on OKC Thunder center Enes Kanter, revealing mild sprain of left ankle, source tells RealGM. Day-to-day rest, ice.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    As part of three-way deal with Detroit, OKC will send Kendrick Perkins to the Jazz, source tells Yahoo Sports.

  • Utah Jazz ship Enes Kanter to Thunder in multi-team deal

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Utah Jazz have traded a disgruntled Enes Kanter to the Oklahoma City Thunder as part of a multi-team deal, according to multiple reports. As part of the agreement, the Jazz will receive Kendrick Perkins from Oklahoma City with the intention of buying out the veteran big man's contract,..." February 19

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    Jody Genessy @DJJazzyJody

    The Thunder are "pushing hard to get Enes," according to a source.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Executives say Utah has significant threshold for Enes Kanter deal - including young player, 1st rounder, etc - but several teams pursuing.

  • Utah Jazz plan to hang on to Kanter, barring an amazing offer

    Salt Lake Tribune "Enes Kanter and his agent very publicly asked the Jazz last week to trade the young center by Thursday's NBA trade deadline. However, the Jazz are unlikely to bend to Kanter's demand. The Salt Lake Tribune has learned, via NBA sources, that while the team will listen to offers, Kanter is..." February 17

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    A. Sherrod Blakely @SherrodbCSN

    #Celtics monitoring Enes Kanter situation w/Utah, but aren't expected to make a run at the disgruntled center now, source says. #Celticstalk

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    Jody Genessy @DJJazzyJody

    Trey Burke on Enes Kanter saying he hopes to get traded from the Utah Jazz: "It’s a little surprising as a teammate."

  • Frustrated Enes Katner said he hopes to be traded before deadline

    Salt Lake Tribune "Frustrated by his role during his three-plus years in Utah, center Enes Kanter told The Salt Lake Tribune he hopes to be traded before this year's deadline. Kanter expressed his frustration after Wednesday's 87-82 loss to the Mavericks, a game in which Kanter left with an eye injury but never..." February 12

  • Jazz's Enes Kanter fined for throwing mouthguard into stands

    SI "The NBA has fined Jazz center Enes Kanter $25,000 for throwing his mouthpiece into the stands during Utah's 101-92 road loss to Sacramento on Tuesday. With a little more than four minutes remaining in the third quarter and Sacramento leading 64-62, Kanter received an entry pass in the paint..." December 09

  • A frustrated Enes Kanter throws his mouthpiece into the crowd

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Jazz were on their way to losing their ninth game in a row, something they never did last year, something they haven’t done in nearly a decade, and Enes Kanter was unhappy about it. Late in the third quarter, Kanter was called for a traveling violation and the Jazz big man responded by..." December 09

  • 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

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