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James Ennis | Forward

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 210
College: Long Beach State
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James Ennis said that his primary focus during the offseason will be "getting stronger" and working on his "ball-handling."
Ennis showed some flashes during his rookie season with the Heat, and he ended the regular-season on a high note by putting up his first-career triple-double. If Luol Deng opts out of his contract and leaves Miami during the offseason, Ennis could potentially be looking at a starting role with the Heat. However, there are far too many ifs right now to accurately project Ennis' value, and with season averages of just 5.0 points and 2.8 rebounds per game, he has a long ways to go before entering the standard league equation. Apr 17 - 3:38 PM

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James Ennis had the first double-double of his career against the 76ers on Wednesday with 17 points, 12 boards, six assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 48 minutes.

He actually played seven minutes at shooting guard, which is very rare for him. Ennis was a very exciting player over the summer, but he was a mild disappointment this season partially due to the fact that the Heat really didn't play him at SG even while they were shorthanded. Apparently having six players was enough for the team to change its mind.
Apr 15 - 11:15 PM

James Ennis started the second half against the Cavs on Thursday, playing 28 minutes for 12 points, five boards, two assists and one 3-pointer.

He started opposite Luol Deng at the forward spots, which is probably going to continue going forward. The Heat did play Ennis at shooting guard on occasion at summer league, but they've kept him almost exclusively at forward. In other words, he doesn't benefit much from the Dwyane Wade injury. Ennis is only an option in deeper leagues.
Apr 2 - 10:56 PM

James Ennis made a rare start vs. the Spurs on Tuesday, finishing Miami's home loss with seven points, one 3-pointer, four rebounds and one steal in 27 minutes.

The rookie swingman was coming off a 16-point outburst on Sunday and he's rapidly gained momentum in an expanded role this week. Luol Deng (knee) is day-to-day and his return would spoil the fun for Ennis and his opportunistic owners, so keep a close eye on the injury report before committing to Ennis on Thursday.
Mar 31 - 11:11 PM

James Ennis will start for the Heat on Tuesday, joining Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade, Henry Walker and Chris Andersen.

It's a makeshift lineup for Erik Spoelstra and the Heat, who will bring Michael Beasley (elbow) and hopefully Hassan Whiteside (hand) off the bench tonight. Given Miami's dire situation with injuries, Ennis is worth a look for temporary value.
Mar 31 - 7:26 PM

Heat rookie James Ennis stepped up in 24 minutes off the bench on Sunday, notching 16 points, two 3-pointers, six rebounds and one assist.

He made 5-of-7 FGs and 4-of-6 FTs to help Miami pull out a victory despite finishing the game with only seven healthy players. Michael Beasley (elbow) and Luol Deng (knee) are both questionable to return on Tuesday, but Ennis would be a viable fill-in fantasy option if one or both forwards are ruled out. Stay tuned.
Mar 29 - 8:52 PM

James Ennis (hip) is expected to play vs. the Blazers on Wednesday.

When asked about the health of his team, Erik Spoelstra replied, "Everybody is ready to go." Miami's rookie hasn't played in their previous four games and isn't likely to crack the rotation with a playoff berth hanging in the balance. He's a staple of the waiver wire in all leagues.
Mar 18 - 5:56 PM

James Ennis (hip) did not practice on Tuesday.

We'll consider Ennis questionable for Wednesday's matchup with Portland, but he's currently buried in the rotation behind Luol Deng, Michael Beasley, and Henry Walker, making him a negligible option in all formats. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 17 - 2:58 PM

James Ennis scored four points with two rebounds, one assist and one block in 21 minutes against the Knicks on Friday.

With Luol Deng playing more minutes at power forward, there are minutes for Ennis at small forward now. Of course, the stats aren't going to be there for him. He's only worth a look in very deep leagues.
Feb 21 - 2:11 AM

James Ennis (illness) will not play against the Cavaliers on Wednesday.

He is also said to be dealing with a knee injury so we will continue to provide updates on his status when we know more. Ennis only averages 14.6 minutes per game on the season, meaning Danny Granger and Tyler Johnson will each see a few extra minutes off the bench on Wednesday. Leave Ennis on the wire outside of the deepest of leagues.
Feb 11 - 11:43 AM

James Ennis (knee) and Shawne Williams (ankle) will not play against the Knicks on Monday.

The Heat are in some trouble here. They will likely have to play Danny Granger a little more while Tyler Johnson seems like he has a floor of 20 minutes and could get more than that, too. Ennis played 21m minutes on Friday, but he's not worth owning in most leagues.
Feb 9 - 5:59 PM

James Ennis scored seven points on 3-of-6 shooting (including a three) with eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 21 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Ennis had four turnovers and he's not usually this versatile, but if he can continue that trend he might have a shot at some minutes if the Heat's season turns silly. Just watch him for now.
Feb 7 - 4:04 AM

James Ennis scored 15 points off the bench on Friday, with four rebounds and three treys in 32 minutes.

Ennis did not record a steal or block and he did this with Luol Deng (calf) and Dwyane Wade (hamstring) out. Of course, the Heat look like a team that could deal with injuries and/or tanking down the stretch, so owners should keep an eye on Ennis as the season goes. For now, there's still not a lot to grab onto in standard formats.
Jan 31 - 2:04 AM

James Ennis struggled with foul trouble all night on Tuesday, coming off the Heat bench for two points on 1-of-3 shooting without any rebounds or assists in 19 minutes.

His playing time could have swelled with Luol Deng (calf) out and Dwyane Wade (hamstring) leaving early, but he squandered the opportunity. The Heat are currently seventh in the East with a 20-25 record, and Ennis is a dubious fantasy option as long as they're fighting for a playoff spot.
Jan 27 - 10:19 PM

Heat rookie James Ennis played 26 minutes off the bench in Sunday's home victory, scoring 16 points with two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, one steal and only one turnover.

He made 4-of-8 field goals and 6-of-6 free throws to polish an already solid evening, but keep in mind that he hasn't scored double-digit points in consecutive games all season. This was his first game with 10+ points since mid-November and it came in Dwyane Wade's absence, so Ennis should be left on the waiver wire outside of the deepest leagues.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 09:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Goran Dragic
2Mario Chalmers
3Shabazz Napier
4Tyler Johnson
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Zoran Dragic
3Josh Richardson
SF1Luol Deng
2Justise Winslow
3Michael Beasley
4James Ennis
5Henry Walker
PF1Chris Bosh
2Josh McRoberts
3Udonis Haslem
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Chris Andersen