Enes has been playing incredibly well and efficiently this year. On January 10th he received the highest of praises from his close friend & teammate Russell Westbrook whom in his own right is 1st in PER (Player Efficiency Rating), and one of the favorites to win the MVP for the 2016-2017 season. Enes currently ranks 12th in PER (The only bench player in the top 20).
Russell Westbrook when asked about Enes Kanter’s improvement replied “Like I said since he’s been coming off the bench, he’s the best player in the league coming off the bench which means he’s the Sixth Man (of the Year) in every year“. Currently Enes Kanter has two major competitors, who are both two prolific scorers. Lou Williams is playing for the struggling L.A Lakers and Eric Gordon who is an integral piece to the Houston Rockets which is one of the top teams in the West.