- Height / Weight
- 6' 11" / 250 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/20/1992 (27)
Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter did not provide much in his 19 minutes of action in the Game 2 loss on Thursday to the Warriors. Kanter provided just five points with four rebounds as he looked sluggish and continued to have issues defending the pick and roll. Kanter is still battling through his shoulder injury and is still fasting for religious purposes, which also means he cannot take anything to relieve the pain in his shoulder. The Blazers went with Zach Collins, but he picked up five fouls in eight minutes. We did see some positive minutes out of Meyers Leonard who had seven points and six rebounds in 17 minutes and is worth a look as a punt play for Game 3.
Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter played a heavy 40 minutes on Sunday and he made a solid impact with a double-double in the 100-96 win over the Nuggets. Kanter scored 12 points on 6-for-13 shooting and added 13 rebounds with an assist. Kanter's numbers were there, but he again struggled to defend Nikola Jokic on the block and his lack of foot speed will definitely be an issue in their next series with the Warriors. We should assume Kanter will see his minutes tick down against Golden State, and it might be a good idea to avoid him in DFS for Game 1 to see how the Trail Blazers utilize their big man.
Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter did an excellent job on the glass on Thursday when he snagged 14 rebounds, but he did struggle to score once again in the Game 6 win over the Nuggets. Kanter made just two of his nine shot attempts to score six points while adding just a single assist in his 29 minutes of action. Quite impressive for a player who is fasting and playing through a separated shoulder. Kanter's minutes are down, but Zach Collins managed to hold down the middle with this second straight 14-point performance while adding five blocks. Collins looks to be the better play heading into Game 7 with his value price tag.