Draft Profile:Enes Kanter
Old 01-18-2011, 10:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Birthday: 5/20/92
NBA Position: PF/C
Class: Freshman
Ht: 6-11
Wt: 261


Strengths: Bigman with excellent size, strength and polish Combines brute strength with a high skill level Soft hands Long arms and solid athleticism allow him to be a force in the paint A tremendous rebounder. Plays with a high motor and enjoys contact Has a strong frame and a high basketball IQ Has a scorers mentality. Owns a diverse offensive game with the ability to use post moves and strength to score on his opponent or face the basket and knock down mind-range jumpshots Has the strength to muscle through contact and finish Smooth offensive game. Has a soft touch and excellent shooting motion Good free throw shooter Has legitimate center size. Measured 6-11, 261 lbs at the LeBron James Skills Academy in July Possesses great dexterity and body control for a bigman Coachable kid with a positive attitude and strong work ethic

Weaknesses: One of the big concerns scouts have with Kanter is his physical health. He has had a history of knee problems and there are concerns about his knees not checking out 100% when he has NBA physicals Foot speed is good but not at the level of some of the top inside forces in the NBA Played one year of high school ball at Stoneridge Prep in Simi Valley, California and was somewhat inconsistent


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Old 01-18-2011, 11:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Rebounding big man with post moves... Looks interesting.
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If Irving is gone I think he's probably the 2nd best player to pick. Usually big men with a great fundamental base do well in the nba. It's the projects that usually end up sucking.
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Old 01-19-2011, 05:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Enes Kanter has bad knees.
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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chad ford is making a case on how kanter could be in play for the first overall if a team like washington wins the lottery.

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He still might have a chance to go No. 1 overall if the Washington Wizards get the No. 1 pick. While we currently have them taking Derrick Williams No. 1 in our Mock Draft Lottery, a well-placed source said Kanter would be in the conversation. The Detroit Pistons and the Golden State Warriors also have needs that could place Kanter in the mix. But after Kyrie Irving and Williams are off the table, I'm not sure there's a player with more upside in this draft.
http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/blog?...aft&id=6555985

i don't have a doubt in my mind that in june they'll be talking about the big three opposed to the big two. obviously everything depends on how tomorrows lottery takes place, but unless williams can shed the questions on him being a tweener, i think there's a good possibility he could fall to the 3rd.
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Kanter is a scrub.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Kanter is a scrub.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:21 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Sorry Boys, this is the most recent stuff on Enes. He aint getting past 3


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Chad Ford, ESPN: Kanter could go No. 1

He's big (he measured a shade below 6-foot-11 in shoes with a 7-1 wingspan at the Hoop Summit), has an NBA body and uses his strength around the basket. He has a relentless motor on the boards and has excellent footwork for an 18-year-old big man. He's also gotten in terrific shape in Chicago and appears much more explosive than we thought last year. At the Hoop Summit, Kanter was nursing a back injury and could barely get off the floor. In workouts here at ATTACK, Kanter showed he had no problem playing over the rim. While he's no Blake Griffin, he's not a stiff, either.

... Virtually every team I spoke with has him as a top-five prospect on their board. A few told me they believe that had he played at Kentucky this year, he may have been the favorite to go No. 1 overall.
Kanter Preparing For NBA Draft - ESPN Video - ESPN
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Even if he did, I highly doubt we'd draft him.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:34 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Even if he did, I highly doubt we'd draft him.
Why? Last time I looked we don't really have a big that plays in the post on this team.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:37 AM   #11 (permalink)
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No way he get past the Cavs at 4.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:40 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Why? Last time I looked we don't really have a big that plays in the post on this team.
Going by BC's comments last night, and going by the short term contract he just signed I just don't see Colangelo drafting an 18yr old project big that hasn't played in a year that apparently may have an issue with his knee. But I will say that this year more then most, it'll come down to the individual workouts. It's wide open.
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Draft express has Kanter going 8th
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:02 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I think his knee looks fine to me.

kid is a steal at 5..... but this is all speculation, lets see him work out first.

Thing is, if he IS fine, then he aint making it to 5 anyhow.
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Going by BC's comments last night, and going by the short term contract he just signed I just don't see Colangelo drafting an 18yr old project big that hasn't played in a year that apparently may have an issue with his knee. But I will say that this year more then most, it'll come down to the individual workouts. It's wide open.
He signed a two-year contract. The team has to start winning now! Like BC said last night, he will select the best player available. He will select the best player that will contribute immediately. Kanter will not go past 4 after Cleveland uses the first pick selecting Irving. I think BC goes after Knight or Walker with the fifth pick.
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I could envision a scenario where Cleveland uses their 4th pick + a player to Minnesota for the 2nd pick as well. I don't think Williams really fits with Minnesota since they already have Beasley and Love. I don't think Kanter really is needed there either. Oh yeah, and they already have Wes Johnson, who's not bad either.

So I could see a scenario where both Irving and Williams end up in Cleveland and really after that, everything becomes a crap shoot with who goes where.

As for the comments made by BC. I take it with a grain of salt. He's got 2 years for this team to begin showing promise and then if they do, he'll have another year to put that promising team into a competitive stage (see: OKC, Portland etc.). That's enough time. Plus, with Kanter, you're adding a guy who, yes will take time to develop, but if he develops according to 'plan' then you're set and next year take the 3 you need and go from there.
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I could envision a scenario where Cleveland uses their 4th pick + a player to Minnesota for the 2nd pick as well. I don't think Williams really fits with Minnesota since they already have Beasley and Love. I don't think Kanter really is needed there either. Oh yeah, and they already have Wes Johnson, who's not bad either.

So I could see a scenario where both Irving and Williams end up in Cleveland and really after that, everything becomes a crap shoot with who goes where.
Interesting and possible. I was thinking about a number of scenarios last night.

I was actually thinking that Minny might be involved in shaking up the draft, either by breaking the assumed order of Irving and Williams in the top 2, or by pulling off a big trade (but that might have to happen after they use the pick). My logic for why Minny would trade was similar to yours. As you correctly pointed out, Minny has Love, Beasley and Johnson, who occupy the same space on the court as Williams would need to operate. But, in addition to that, Minny also has Martell Webster, who plays some 3, and Anthony Randolph, who can play SF and PF like Beasley! Minny is fucking loaded with young pieces and already has a log jam.

So, in my opinion, nobody should be shocked if Minny moves the pick for an older player or trades back. Depending on who goes #1, you might see Utah and Toronto looking to move up as well. There are a bunch of possibilites that all have varying degrees of logic.
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I could envision Minny making a move for some veteran pieces. That's really what they're lacking right now. They lost a lot of games last year (obviously) but from the games I watched them, they were pretty competitive but made dumb mistakes throughout the game which in the end cost them a win.

And I totally forgot they had Randolph and well, they have Rubio as well. Jeez, get a veteran scorer in that line up and veteran back up pg and they could do well.
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:28 PM   #19 (permalink)
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obviously to be taken with a grain of salt

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John Calipari lauded would-be UK player Enes Kanter as worthy of the overall No. 1 pick.

"Yeah, he is," the UK coach said. "And, I'm telling you, people are looking at him right now and saying, 'Oh my gosh! How can I pass on this?' He's a beast. He's skill and all of 6-11. And I'm not talking about an undersized 6-7. You're talking about real size. They'll see athleticism they haven't seen.

"If you're asking me and I'm picking at 1, I'm taking Enes Kanter. That's no disrespect to Kyrie (Irving) or any of those other players. They're all worthy of that, too. That's just me, personally. Then again, I'm probably biased."

Calipari likened Kanter to "a Karl Malone-ish kind of guy."
Calipari: Kanter Worthy Of No. 1 Pick - RealGM Wiretap
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Lol @ the Karl Malone reference. This guy is so overrated I'm tired of hearing about him. I can't wait for him to goto the NBA to get raped by guys like D12.
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