Enes Kanter C OKC 1 week ago

Kanter (ankle) returned to the starting lineup scoring 27 points (12-20 FG, 3-3FT) along with 12 rebounds.

Kanter's ankle was totally fine tonight, as he posted a strong game in his return. Kanter has recorded a double-double in his last five games played, averaging 21.8 points and 13.6 rebounds. It is nice to see that Kanter has been so effective after Steven Adams returned to the starting lineup.

Enes Kanter C OKC 1 week ago

Kanter (ankle) will return and start Sunday against the Heat, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports.

Kanter suffered the ankle injury Wednesday, but has shown enough in practice Saturday and Sunday to earn the start. Because of some other injuries, it would not be a surprise to see Kanter player his usual 30 minutes Sunday if he is truly fully healed.

Enes Kanter C OKC 1 week ago

Kanter (ankle) practiced Saturday and there's a chance that he could take the floor Sunday against Miami, NBA.com's Randy Renner reports.

Renner reported that Kanter "moved around pretty good" during Saturday's practice, opening the possibility that he could return Sunday. Kanter missed Friday's game with a sprained ankle and bruised forearm. The fact that he practiced Saturday doesn't ensure that he'll be able to go against the Heat, so consider him a game-time decision until the Thunder release further information.

Enes Kanter C OKC 2 weeks ago

Kanter (ankle) is currently listed without a timetable for a return to the court, The Oklahoman reports.

Kanter should be considered out until the Thunder say otherwise. Until he returns to the court, it appears that Mitch McGary will be benefiting from added playing time as a starter.

Enes Kanter C OKC 2 weeks ago

Kanter (ankle) will not play Friday against the Hawks, Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman reports.

Kanter sprained his ankle Wednesday and also bruised his forearm, so he'll be held out Friday after missing Thursday's practice. The Thunder are yet to announce a starter, but Mitch McGary may get the call with Serge Ibaka also out.

Enes Kanter C OKC 2 weeks ago

Kanter (ankle) did not practice Thursday and is questionable to play Friday versus Atlanta, Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman reports.

Kanter sprained his ankle and suffered a forearm bruise in Wednesday's win over the Celtics, stating after the game that he was in considerable pain. For what it's worth, coach Scott Brooks said that if Oklahoma City played Thursday, Kanter would be held out. More information should come following Friday morning's shootaround.

Enes Kanter C OKC 2 weeks ago

Kanter suffered multiple injuries during Wednesday's game against the Celtics but X-rays on his right wrist and left ankle came back negative, The Oklahoman reports. However, Kanter said after the game that his sprained ankle is at a "six or seven" level of pain out of 10.

Kanter should be considered day-to-day moving forward, although it seems like he may ultimately need to take some time off the court to heal up after a rough Wednesday outing. The trio of Steven Adams, Mitch McGary, and Nick Collison should absorb Kanter's minutes if the newest member of the Thunder is sidelined for Friday's game against the Hawks.

Enes Kanter C OKC 2 weeks ago

Kanter returned to Wednesday's game against the Celtics after heading to the locker room briefly due to a right hand injury, The Oklahoman reports.

Kanter left late in the third quarter and was soon seen on the bench with an ice pack on his hand. However, he reentered with 6:35 left in the contest looking to build upon the double-double already posted prior to his departure.

Enes Kanter C OKC 2 weeks ago

Kanter scored 19 points (7-12 FG, 5-5 FT) with 13 rebounds and a block in 37 minutes during Monday's loss to the Mavericks.

He outproduced Steven Adams on Monday, picking up his third double-double in the last four games, but with Serge Ibaka (knee) likely out for a while, both Adams and Kanter should have value down the stretch.

Enes Kanter C OKC 2 weeks ago

Kanter will start Sunday's game versus the Bulls, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports.

Kanter was held out of Saturday's practice for unknown reasons - likely rest- but he doesn't appear to be dealing with any injury issues. With Serge Ibaka (knee) out, Kanter will join Steven Adams in the starting frontcourt.