3 years ago Enes Kanter watched as Kentucky progressed to the Final 4, but was stopped short by Conneticut the eventual Champions. I’m sure players from that team were really wishing that Enes could’ve been eligible to play as almost certainly that pushes Kentucky over the top.
Flash forward to March 2014 and Enes is bringing the madness to the Jazz. Sure the Jazz have been pretty poor this month, but this has not been the case for the Turkish Delight. This month he is averaging 14.4 points and 9.7 rebounds (3 more rebounds a game than any month prior). He is shooting 48% and is doing this all in 28.3 minutes a game. With the increase in rebounds it has also led to more foul shots on the offensive end and a 78% free throw percentage (his 2nd highest month).
Missing the last part of last season and the off season to heal had set back Enes unfortunately. 5 months into the season he has finally found his niche again and is starting to dominate bench and starters alike.
The next couple years will be interesting to see what happens with the core guys on the Jazz. Everyone of them have shown they have huge potential and the upside is ridiculous. All I hear is these players are complimentary to a superstar, buy all 4 guys have all-star potential and even throw Trey in there as well. We’ll see if Kanter and/or Burks get extended this offseason as they both definitely should if the Jazz can get e reasonable deal on them.