Kanter had 18 points (9-11 FG) and 13 rebounds in Wednesday's blowout win over the Cavs.
With the game getting well out of hand midway through the third quarter, Kanter was able to see a slightly extended role, as he topped 20 minutes (21) for the first time since April 20. One of the best volume rebounders in the league, Kanter took advantage of the opportunity to post his second double-double in the last 12 games.
Kanter scored 12 points on 6-for-14 shooting while adding 14 rebounds, three assists and a block in only 15 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's win over the Pacers.
Facing a depleted Indiana frontcourt, both Kanter and Jusuf Nurkic posted double-doubles in a blowout victory. Kanter hasn't reached 20 minutes of court time in any of the last four games, a stretch in which he's averaged 10.5 points, 7.5 boards and 1.5 assists in 16.3 minutes. As long as Nurkic is healthy, Kanter's fantasy value has a firm cap on it.
Kanter compiled 11 points (5-6 FG, 1-1 FT), four rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes during Wednesday's 106-105 loss to Denver.
Kanter shifted back to the bench with Jusuf Nurkic returning to the lineup, ending with a modest fantasy line, to say the least. As the Trail Blazers continue to work Nurkic back into his usual role, it is likely we see Kanter's playing time subside even further. At this point, he should be viewed as more of a streaming option for those instances in which Nurkic is rested.
Kanter will come off the bench Wednesday against the Nuggets.
The 28-year-old started Tuesday and had nine points (4-4 FG, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and one block in 27 minutes, but he'll return to the bench Wednesday with Jusuf Nurkic (rest) rejoining the lineup. Kanter should operate as Portland's secondary center versus Denver.
Kanter will start Tuesday's game against the Clippers, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports.
As expected, with Jusuf Nurkic (rest) sidelined, Kanter will make the start. Over Kanter's past 10 starts, he's averaged 14.2 points, 13.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 30.5 minutes.
Kanter scored 10 points (3-5 FG, 4-4 FT) while adding 13 rebounds and three assists in 26 minutes off the bench during Friday's win over the Spurs.
He out-produced Jusuf Nurkic in comparable court time, as Kanter recorded his 30th double-double of the season. As long as Nurkic is having his workload limited, Kanter should supply value from the second unit or when making an occasional spot start.
Kanter racked up 24 points (9-16 FG, 6-8 FT), 30 rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots across 37 minutes in Saturday's 118-103 win over Detroit.
Kanter got the start while Jusuf Nurkic (knee) sat out the first game of a back-to-back. The Turkish big man certainly took advantage of the opportunity, corralling a franchise-record 30 boards while also tying his season high in points. Kanter has shifted between a starting and reserve role through much of the campaign, and he's proven valuable in both situations with overall season per-game averages of 12.2 points and a career-best 12.0 boards. Nurkic is likely to start games as long as he is healthy, but Kanter's ability to crash the boards and chip in double-digit points while posting solid percentages still makes him a valuable fantasy asset.
Kanter will start in Saturday's game against the Pistons, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
With Jusuf Nurkic getting a rest day Saturday, Kanter will once again start at center for the Trail Blazers. He's averaging 11.9 points, 11.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists over 26.5 minutes per game this season.
Kanter tallied 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-4 FT), 15 rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 36 minutes during Tuesday's 133-116 loss to the Clippers.
With Jusuf Nurkic (knee) ruled out, Kanter shifted back into the starting lineup and produced as expected. His ability to rack up numbers has never been questioned, with his playing time the only thing standing between him and a must-roster tag. Nurkic does not have a timetable for his return and while it doesn't appear to be a serious injury, Kanter could have a small window in which to hold onto the starting role.
Kanter will start Tuesday against the Clippers, Law Murray of The Athletic reports.
With Jusuf Nurkic (knee) sidelined, Kanter will get the nod at center. As a starter, Kanter has averaged 13.1 points, 12.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 29.9 minutes.
Kanter posted 12 points (6-13 FG), 17 rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block across 30 minutes off the bench in Saturday's win over the Thunder.
Kanter continues to come off the bench now that Jusuf Nurkic is healthy, but he has scored in double digits in four of his five most recent bench appearances while putting up two double-doubles in that span. Kanter has always been a reliable fantasy asset due to his scoring ability, and while he remains a decent streaming alternative in most formats, the fact that he will be coming off the bench should limit his upside considerably -- especially considering he's backing up another productive big man in Nurkic.
Kanter posted 10 points (5-8 FG) ad eight rebounds in Sunday's win over the Raptors.
Coming off the bench with Jusuf Nurkic back in the starting five, Kanter still neared a double-double in 18 minutes of action. Kanter should hang on to a consistent role as the backup center, but his upside will be considerably lower as long as Nurkic remains healthy.
Kanter recorded 15 points (7-10 FG, 1-1 FT), 15 rebounds, two steals and two blocks across 29 minutes off the bench in Friday's 112-105 win over the Magic.
Kanter moved back to the bench due to the return of Jusuf Nurkic (wrist), but Kanter played more minutes and outplayed the Bosnian big man. Kanter is likely to remain as a bench piece for the Trail Blazers, but his elite rebounding skills and refined offensive game make him a decent streaming option in most formats even if he isn't starting, as he has the ability to produce even when given limited minutes.
Kanter will come off the bench Friday against the Magic, Brooke Olzendam of NBC Sports Northwest reports.
With Jusuf Nurkic (wrist) making his return and joining the starting five Friday, Kanter will return to his usual bench role. In 12 games off the bench this season, he's averaged 10.0 points and 8.9 rebounds in 18.6 minutes.
Kanter scored 18 points (8-11 FG, 2-2 FT) to go along with 16 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in a 125-122 win over the Heat on Thursday.
Kanter had another exceptional performance, achieving his second consecutive double-double. The center has been a double-double machine all season, as he notched his 25th on Thursday. With Jusuf Nurkic (wrist) set to return to action Friday, the 28-year-old likely could lose some minutes. That being said, Kanter could still be a reliable fantasy option as he logged efficient performances earlier in the season when he had to split playing time with Nurkic.
Kanter collected 19 points (6-8 FG, 7-8 FT), 19 rebounds, six assists and one block in 40 minutes during Tuesday's 116-112 loss to the Nets.
Kanter was on a five-game cold streak coming into Tuesday's effort, as he averaged 9.6 points and 8.8 rebounds in 25.4 minutes. Seeing the Nets was apparently just the right medicine Kanter needed to break out of the slump and post arguably his best performance of the season, which included a season-high six assists. More broadly, it was Kanter's 24 double-double of the season.
Kanter recorded 16 points (4-5 FG, 8-10 FT), 13 rebounds, two steals and an assist across 34 minutes in Thursday's 101-93 win over the Pelicans.
The hiccup against the Pelicans earlier in the week halted the streak, but Kanter was on an impressive run of eight consecutive double-doubles heading into the tilt with New Orleans. There's no denying Kanter's present value, but with the trade deadline looming in many fantasy leagues, it's a good opportunity to consider dealing him while he is productive. Jusuf Nurkic's impending return is going to have a huge effect on Kanter's production in April and May.
Kanter notched 20 points (8-12 FG, 4-5 FT), 11 rebounds and two assists across 32 minutes in Saturday's win at Minnesota.
Kanter has been an absolute double-double machine of late and has reached that feat in each of his last seven appearances, and he has also scored 20 or more points in two of his last three contests. Kanter is averaging 15.3 points and 14.1 rebounds over his last seven appearances while shooting an impressive 67.2 percent from the field.
Kanter posted 16 points (7-10 FG, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot across 28 minutes in Thursday's 127-121 loss to the Suns.
Those who have Kanter on their roster may want to consider shopping him around while he is relevant because Jusuf Nurkic's (wrist) return appears imminent. In the meantime, Kanter has played exceedingly well and is one of the reasons why Portland is squarely in the playoff hunt.
Kanter finished Thursday's 123-119 win over Sacramento with 22 points (11-15 FG), 21 rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot over 34 minutes.
Kanter didn't quite reach his season-high 23 rebounds Thursday, but he did collect his first 20-20 performance of the campaign. The big man has been a monster on the boards over his past five contests, averaging 15.4 rebounds per game over that span and finishing each contest with a double-double. Kanter ranks third in the league with 11.9 rebounds per game heading into the All-Star break.
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