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James Ennis | Forward | #8

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 210
College: Long Beach State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (20) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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The Grizzlies agreed to terms with James Ennis on a two-year, $6 million deal.
The Grizzlies had Ennis for 10 games, but he only played him for 4.0 minutes per game with them. During April with the Pelicans, Ennis was terrific with averages of 17.0 points, 3.4 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.7 steals and 2.6 treys on an awesome 67.1 true shooting percentage. He was impressive overseas and at times in Summer League, so maybe the 26-year-old can get it going. If Chandler Parsons gets hurt, Ennis could become a pickup in fantasy. Jul 3 - 2:05 AM

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The Pelicans will not give James Ennis a qualifying offer.

Ennis will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1, though the Pelicans reportedly "would like to bring him back if [the] numbers work out." New Orleans could have retained the right to match any contract by giving Ennis a $1.2 million qualifying offer, and their decision not to doesn't bode well for his future in Louisiana.
Jun 29 - 8:59 PM

James Ennis followed up Monday's 29-point game with 28 points vs. the Wolves, making 11-of-20 shots with six 3-pointers, two rebounds and one steal.

Ennis has been auditioning for a new contract as an impending unrestricted free agent, and he rose the occasion with averages of 25.0 points and 4.3 triples in his past three games. Bear in mind that he's getting all the touches he wants on a decimated roster, and it's hard to envision him having standard-league appeal next season.
Apr 14 - 12:50 AM

James Ennis scored a career-high 29 points in Monday's 121-116 loss to the Bulls, shooting 9-of-14 from the field in 40 minutes.

You think he wants a contract for next season? Ennis added five boards, four assists, one block, one steal and five 3-pointers, and he's going to continue to get heavy run in the final game of the season on Wednesday with the Pelicans down to eight healthy bodies.
Apr 11 - 10:35 PM

James Ennis scored 18 points with six rebounds, three steals and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Suns on Saturday.

He used his size against Devin Booker, but he also hit a couple lucky shots in this game. Ennis is signed for the rest of the season and he figures to get around 30 minutes most nights. Give him a look while his price is still cheap in DFS.
Apr 9 - 9:25 PM

The Pelicans signed James Ennis for the rest of the season.

He'll get to play in these final three games for the Pelicans. Ennis doesn't have great per-minute, but he should get close to 30 minutes per game the rest of the way. He's worth a look as a stream on the nights he plays or a possible punt play in the right matchup.
Apr 9 - 4:44 PM

James Ennis will enter the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

Ennis will be joined by Toney Douglas, Dante Cunningham, Alexis Ajinca and Omer Asik in the starting five for Wednesday's game, which will be Alvin Gentry's 40th different lineup of the season. Tim Frazier and Luke Babbitt will return to the bench, but with how banged up New Orleans is, the minutes should be pretty similar for all these guys regardless of how they enter the game.

James Ennis played 30 minutes off the bench and had 11 points, two assists and a 3-pointer in Tuesday's loss.

Ennis is getting some run for his new team and is worth a look in DFS when you run out of money, but he's far from trustworthy at this point.
Apr 5 - 9:47 PM

Updating a previous report, James Ennis will come off the bench Tuesday vs. the 76ers.

The Pelicans are going to go with a starting five of Tim Frazier, Toney Douglas, Luke Babbitt, Dante Cunningham and Alexis Ajinca on Tuesday night. While Ennis won't be starting, he'll still make for a quality streamer option or DFS target with how well he's played since arriving in New Orleans. The Pelicans have very little depth, so he should still be able to get close to 30 minutes tonight regardless of how he enters the game.

The Pelicans are expected to keep James Ennis for the remainder of the season.

The team is likely to re-sign Ennis once his 10-day contract expires after Friday vs. the Lakers, and it makes sense considering how decimated the New Orleans roster has become as a result of injuries. Since debuting with New Orleans, Ennis is averaging 12.7 points, 4.7 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.7 3-pointers on 38.7 percent shooting.
Apr 4 - 10:55 AM

James Ennis looked great off bench on Sunday with 14 points, three rebounds, two assists, four steals and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Nets.

He has his job locked up with minutes in the upper 20s. Ennis is worth a look in 14-team leagues.
Apr 3 - 5:26 PM

James Ennis scored 11 points with six rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

The Pelicans have been using him at both forward spots and he was at four a lot tonight. Ennis was awesome in July 2014 at Summer League and showed an ability to fill up multiple categories, so he is capable of having value in his current role. He's on the radar in deep leagues with the Pelicans keeping it tight on the wing rotation.
Apr 1 - 12:52 AM

James Ennis made his Pelicans debut on Wednesday with 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in 24 bench minutes.

Ennis joined the team this afternoon and was pressed into action due to the Pelicans' unreal injury situation. He didn't miss a beat and a steady 25-28 minutes per game is realistic, which puts him squarely on the deep-league radar.
Mar 31 - 12:18 AM

Pelicans sign F James Ennis.

He will probably get minutes right out of the gate, but he should be the last man off the bench. Ennis doesn't have value in most leagues while Jordan Hamilton should be a notch above him in the short term.
Mar 30 - 4:06 PM

The Pelicans are reportedly set to sign F James Ennis.

The Pelicans can use all the help they can get, and Ennis could be logging significant minutes right out the gate for a team that currently has more injured players than healthy ones. Ennis is on the radar given the situation he'll be entering, but this is a wait-and-see situation in most leagues.
Mar 30 - 9:50 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Mike Conley
2Wade Baldwin
3Andrew Harrison
SG1Tony Allen
2P.J. Hairston
3Vince Carter
4Troy Daniels
5Jordan Adams
SF1Chandler Parsons
2James Ennis
PF1Zach Randolph
2JaMychal Green
3Deyonta Davis
4Jarell Martin
C1Marc Gasol
2Brandan Wright