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.