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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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James Ennis scored eight points in a start for Chandler Parsons (rest) against the Clippers on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block and no turnovers in 32 minutes.
Parsons just got the night off and should start seeing his minutes rise at some point this month. The Grizzlies also don't have another back-to-back set until Jan. 20, so Ennis should be in a secondary role until then. It's a home-home set, too. Jan 5 - 1:18 AM

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James Ennis will start on Wednesday against the Clippers.

It's just scheduled rest for Chandler Parsons and Ennis hasn't really played great, so there's really no pickup to be made here.
Jan 4 - 10:23 PM

James Ennis returned to the bench on Thursday vs. the Thunder, scoring five points on 1-of-2 shooting.

He also added one rebound, one assist and a triple, but Ennis will have very little fantasy value while Chandler Parsons is active.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 11:31:00 PM

James Ennis started on Tuesday vs. the Celtics and scored 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting.

With Chandler Parsons resting, Ennis played 22 minutes and added one rebound, one assist, one steal and three triples. With Parsons expected to play on Thursday vs. the Thunder, Ennis is only worth rostering in very deep leagues.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 11:50:00 PM

James Ennis and Andrew Harrison are starting against the Celtics on Tuesday.

This isn't a surprise with Mike Conley (toe) and Chandler Parsons (rest) out. In 14 previous starts this season, Ennis has averaged 8.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.9 triples. He's a low-end streaming option.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 07:29:00 PM

James Ennis shifted back to the Grizzlies' bench on Wednesday, where he notched five points, five rebounds, two steals, two blocks, one 3-pointer and one assist in 18 minutes.

It's a great per-minute performance, but it's hard to get excited about Ennis with Chandler Parsons (knee) rejoining a wing rotation that also includes Tony Allen, Troy Williams and Troy Daniels. Feel free to cut Ennis loose in favor of a player with more long-term upside.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 10:51:00 PM

James Ennis will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

Chandler Parsons (knee) is finally getting back to the court tonight, so Ennis is going to have a tough time producing much value at all in most leagues. Leave him on the wire.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 06:46:00 PM

James Ennis will start in place of Troy Daniels on Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

Ennis returned from a 14-game absence on Sunday and played 16 minutes, but the Grizzlies were simply easing him back into action and it's worth noting that he started the second half of that game. However, with Chandler Parsons (knee) nearing a return, Ennis is just a low-end pickup for now.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 07:51:00 PM

James Ennis (strained calf) returned from a 14-game absence on Sunday, posting five points, four rebounds and five personal fouls in 16 minutes of action.

It may take Ennis a while to find his early-season rhythm, but coach David Fizdale started him over Troy Daniels after halftime and sounds eager to ramp up his minutes. "[Ennis] was playing at such a high level before he went down," Fizdale said. "He gives us that Swiss Army-knife type guy." Chandler Parsons (knee) looms as a threat to his playing time, though, and he's not worth grabbing outside of deeper leagues.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 09:43:00 PM

James Ennis (calf) will play Sunday vs. the Jazz.

Ennis hasn't played since Nov. 21, so he'll likely be eased into things, making him a risky streamer or DFS play. Ennis will likely eventually cut into Troy Williams' playing time once he's fully up to speed.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 03:15:00 PM

James Ennis (calf) is probable to play against the Jazz on Sunday.

It sounds like he's back for his first action since Nov. 21. Ennis' situation is not as rosy as it was back then with the Grizzlies finding some hidden gems and with Chandler Parsons (knee) also close to a return. Ennis is only worth a look in deep leagues while Troy Williams could see a dip in minutes.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 10:57:00 PM

James Ennis (calf) will not play Friday vs. the Kings.

Ennis started 13 of the Grizzlies first 14 games, but has missed the last three weeks dealing with a calf injury. Ennis was averaging over 29 minutes per game over the first month of the season, but it seems unlikely he will see that many minutes when he finally does return to the lineup, as Troy Williams has impressed in Ennis' absence and Chandler Parsons (knee) is inching close to a return as well.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 12:33:00 PM

James Ennis (calf) is expected to play on Friday against the Kings.

His calf injury has kept him out since Nov. 21 and he did earn 13 starts. Things have changed a bit since then because Troy Williams has really stepped up and earned minutes. It's possible that Williams has even Wally Pipp'd Ennis for minutes, too. Ennis is only worth a look in deep leagues, especially with Chandler Parsons (knee) nearing a return.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 06:09:00 PM

James Ennis (calf) is expected to return to action early next week.

He's been sidelined for nearly three weeks, but he participated in most of Monday's practice. Ennis should return well before Chandler Parsons (knee), so he could have some nice short-term value and could move back into the starting lineup. In nine starts this season, Ennis has posted averages of 9.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 triples in 28.8 minutes. His return to action will take minutes away from Troy Williams and Troy Daniels.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 07:06:00 PM

James Ennis (calf) has progressed to going through non-contact, on-court work, and he will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days.

That means Ennis will miss all of Memphis' games this upcoming week, which means Troy Williams and Troy Daniels will get all the run they can handle with Tony Allen flirting with close to 30 minutes. Ennis is not worth stashing in most leagues.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 03:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Mike Conley
2Andrew Harrison
3Wade Baldwin
SG1Tony Allen
2Vince Carter
3Troy Daniels
SF1Chandler Parsons
2James Ennis
3Troy Williams
PF1JaMychal Green
2Jarell Martin
3Deyonta Davis
C1Marc Gasol
2Zach Randolph
3Brandan Wright