Kanter had 20 points (7-11 FG, 6-6 FT), nine rebounds, and one block in 27 minutes during Wednesday's 105-99 loss to the Grizzlies. Kanter reached 20 points for the first time since he exploded for 31 points on Dec. 25 against the 76ers. Though both of these big scoring days have happened during losses, this was a timely performance for Kanter that should reassure fantasy owners following Monday's five-point, four-rebound effort in just nine minutes against the Nets. He remains a threat to drop a double-double every time he steps foot on the court.
Kanter registered 13 points (6-13 FG, 1-2 FT), 18 rebounds, one assist, and one steal across 25 minutes Sunday in New York's win over Dallas. Kanter posted his first double-double of the new year, bouncing back from what could be considered a rebounding drought for a player earns his paycheck on the glass. As the Knicks approach the halfway point in the 2017-18 season Kanter has proven to be a valuable option. His usage rating is down from last season, but he is scoring a similar amount of point per game with greater efficiency. Kanter is a double-double machine and he will continue to provide fantasy value while working alongside Kristaps Porzingis in the frontcourt.
Kanter supplied 12 points (5-10 FG, 2-2 FT), six rebounds and one assist across 17 minutes in Thursday's 119-107 loss to the Spurs. Kanter made good use of his modest playing time, posting his eighth double-digit scoring effort in the last nine games in the process. The seven-year veteran has a pair of explosive double-doubles on his December resume, and he was also riding a four-game streak of double-digit rebounds coming into the game. His playing time does tend to fluctuate, however, which can wreak some havoc with the consistency of his overall production. However, despite some modest playing time, Kanter was still averaging a double-double of 13.4 points and 10.5 rebounds across just 25.7 minutes in 13 December contests prior to Thursday's outing.
Kanter finished with 31 points (12-21 FG, 7-8 FT), 22 rebounds and one assist in 36 minutes during Monday's 105-98 loss to the 76ers. Kanter recorded a huge double-double Monday, recording the first 30-20 Christmas Day game since 1986. He set season-highs in multiple categories, almost leading the Knicks to victory. In a typical Kanter line, he produced no defensive stats but owners will have drafted him with little expectation in this area. He has been a beast playing for his new team and will get a favorable matchup at Chicago on Wednesday.
Kanter scored 22 points (11-17 FG) to go with 16 rebounds, three assists, one steal and three blocks across 29 minutes during Friday's 104-101 loss to Detroit. Prior to Friday, Kanter consistently scored between 10 and 14 points in his previous five games. Against Detroit, the center exploded for 22 points and 16 rebounds. While scoring in bunches is a rarity, dominating the boards is commonplace for Kanter this season. Averaging a career-high 10.0 rebounds, Kanter is turning into a superior rebounder. While he may not a be 20-10 guy, Kanter can provide 13.5 points and 10.0 rebounds on average.
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