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Enes Kanter doing some work in Utah

Former Kentucky student coach, Enes Kanter, has waited patiently for his shot to return to the basketball court and he hasn’t disappointed. Despite playing under 15 minutes per game for the Utah Jazz in a reserve role, he is leading all NBA rookies with 5.5 rebounds per game. He has scored 4.8 points per contest, as well. He said that his role is to provide strong defense and rebounding while he’s in the game and that’s what he has done.

While Kanter isn’t getting the heavy workload of some of the other top picks, he seems to be blossoming into a solid NBA player and as long as he continues to thrive in the minutes he does receive, Enes should be a major force in Utah in no time.

In Utah’s most recent game, a win over Milwaukee, Kanter scored five points and pulled down five boards in 13 minutes.

Article written by Matthew Hays

11 Comments for Enes Kanter doing some work in Utah

  1. knightynight
    11:24 am January 5, 2012 Permalink

    It seems like the FREE ENES movement was like a year ago!

  2. Captain Hook
    11:36 am January 5, 2012 Permalink

    Wish he would have played for UK for a year or two.. We could have used him.

  3. brew
    11:37 am January 5, 2012 Permalink

    what channel is the game on Saturday? how has this not been discussed yet? SEC opener?

  4. Doug
    11:41 am January 5, 2012 Permalink

    That’s not Kanter.

  5. Syrin
    12:12 pm January 5, 2012 Permalink

    I’ve watched him play, and Utah can thank BBN for that otherwise I’d NEVER watch their team.

    I knew how big Kanter was on paper, but holy CRAP the guy is a frigging BEAST !!!

    Go ENES! You’ll always be a member of BBN as far as I am concerned.

  6. capt obvious
    12:43 pm January 5, 2012 Permalink

    Was it really necessary to mention his last game after hearing his averages. I was expecting to see some higher numbers, but when his last game is dead on par with his averages for mins, pts, and rebs why even mention it.

  7. Doug
    12:48 pm January 5, 2012 Permalink

    I’m pretty sure about that.

  8. ATB (Always True Blue)
    1:13 pm January 5, 2012 Permalink

    This is the reason why he wasn’t allowed to play for Kentucky. Against the best athletes in the world he is averagine a point every 3 minutes and a rebound every three minutes. That makes him a 20PPG and 20RPG kind of a player at the NBA level, imagine what he would have done to college kids.

  9. Terry
    2:44 pm January 5, 2012 Permalink

    Those avg’s are so skewed ,he had one game with about 10 rebounds which brought his avg up go look at each game yourself and see he is a bust.

  10. avg
    4:21 pm January 5, 2012 Permalink

    #9, do the math…. he had 11 one game and 2 another game…. So if you talk about skewed numbers make sure you put the bad game in there is well…. The 11 rebound game did help it more than the 2 hurt it but average of 5 is not bad for the minutes he gets.

  11. Dane Brammage
    5:03 pm January 5, 2012 Permalink

    ENES could have a UniBrow – if he so desired.

    Upon player introductions, does the announcer proclaim: “Enes Kanter, 1st year player outta KENTUCKY”…..or is his home country of Turkey cited?