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James Ennis | Guard/Forward | #33

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 210
College: Long Beach State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (20) / ATL
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James Ennis (hand) is available to play against the 76ers on Wednesday.
A hand injury kept him out on Sunday, so Ennis' return cuts into the upside of Luke Kennard and Stanley Johnson. Apr 4 - 6:32 PM

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James Ennis (hand) won't play vs. the Nets on Sunday.

His absence means a few extra minutes for Reggie Bullock, Stanley Johnson and Luke Kennard, but doesn't do enough to make owners rush to the waiver wire.
Apr 1 - 4:47 PM

James Ennis scored 13 points with three rebounds, one assist and no turnovers in 24 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.

He could be looking at more minutes because Stanley Johnson (glute) got hurt today. Still, Ennis has not be productive when he gets big minutes.
Mar 24 - 9:31 PM

James Ennis scored 14 points with three rebounds, one assist, three steals and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

He's actually been productive as a starter, but a lot of that is because he's been making an unsustainable amount of shots. Over is last five, he's averaged 11.8 points, 3.4 boards, 1.4 dimes, 1.2 blocks and 1.6 treys. He's worth a look because he's semi hot, but he's also off until Mar. 13.
Mar 9 - 9:41 PM

Coach Stan Van Gundy said that James Ennis would return to the starting lineup Friday night vs. Chicago.

Luke Kennard started in place of Ennis on Wednesday but will be bumped back to the bench. Ennis started four consecutive games for the Pistons earlier this month and averaged 8.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 26.4 minutes over those four starts. He should be left on waivers.
Mar 9 - 11:22 AM

James Ennis came off the bench on Wednesday for 14 points, five rebounds, four assists and one block in 36 minutes.

Ennis was bumped from the starting lineup by Luke Kennard, who logged 31 minutes tonight. Ennis came in averaging a modest 9.0 points, 1.1 triples, 2.9 rebounds, 0.7 steals, 0.6 steals and 0.4 blocks with the Pistons, which relegates him to the wire in nearly any format.
Mar 8 - 12:05 AM

James Ennis will return to the second unit for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

Ennis had one good game as a starter, but he was pretty awful over the past two games, so he might not be making it back to the starting five anytime soon. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 7 - 6:29 PM

James Ennis scored seven points with five rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Heat on Saturday.

He had nowhere to go but down after his 8-of-9 shooting line for 21 points on Friday. Ennis should find himself getting minutes in the upper 20s, but he doesn't do enough in the non-scoring aspects of the stat sheet. Leave him on the wire in most formats.
Mar 3 - 10:15 PM

James Ennis scored a season-high 21 points on 8-of-9 from the field with four rebounds, one assist, two steals and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Magic on Friday.

Coach Stan Van Gundy seems to like this lineup with Ennis starting and the Pistons did trade for him for a reason. He has size to guard some fours and he's a better floor spacer to take some pressure of the other perimeter guys. Ennis still likely won't get many shots on this roster, so he's only worth a look in deeper leagues.
Mar 2 - 9:39 PM

James Ennis started over Stanley Johnson on Wednesday, but he shot just 2-of-6 from the field for four points, one rebound and four personal fouls in 15 minutes.

Ennis didn't fare well but the Pistons still rolled to a 110-87 victory tonight. Stan Van Gundy mentioned poor transition defense as a specific problem prior to the game, yet they limited the Bucks to just six fastbreak points tonight. That alone should earn Ennis another start on Friday, but he's only worth considering in very deep leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 28 - 11:47 PM

James Ennis will replace Stanely Johnson in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Bucks.

Both these guys have been hit-or-miss this season, and with a tough matchup against Milwaukee and eight other games on the slate, you should be able to find more attractive streamers out there.
Feb 28 - 6:58 PM

James Ennis made 5-of-7 shots to score 14 points in his Pistons debut on Sunday, adding four rebounds, two steals, one assist and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

Ennis gives the Pistons some welcome depth on the wing, but there's no clear-cut fantasy value here. If anything, he's more of a threat to Stanley Johnson and Luke Kennard. Ennis can be left on the wire in the vast majority of formats.
Feb 11 - 7:50 PM

James Ennis is warming up and is available on Sunday vs. Atlanta.

The trade was a few days ago, but it's not clear what kind of role Ennis will have. He could take a few minutes away from both Reggie Bullock and Stanley Johnson and coach Stan Van Gundy did say that he wants to go back to a 9- or 10-man rotation. He's not a fantasy pickup right now.
Feb 11 - 1:45 PM

James Ennis (trade completion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. Atlanta.

Memphis traded Ennis to Detroit in exchange Brice Johnson and a second-round pick on Thursday. The Pistons have plenty of depth on the wing, so it will be very difficult for Ennis to earn consistent enough minutes to become a fantasy factor. He should be left on waivers.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 10 - 9:46 AM

Memphis has traded James Ennis to Detroit for Brice Johnson and a second-round pick.

There was little doubt that Ennis was going to be moved with his expiring deal. He'll be adding some depth and length to the Pistons perimeter. This move also raises questions on if the Pistons have their eyes on something bigger with possibly a Stanley Johnson deal. Ennis isn't much of an add while this helps all the remaining Grizzlies perimeter players.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Ish Smith
3Jameer Nelson
4Dwight Buycks
5Kay Felder
SG1Reggie Bullock
2Langston Galloway
3Luke Kennard
4Reggie Hearn
SF1Stanley Johnson
2James Ennis
3Luis Montero
PF1Blake Griffin
2Anthony Tolliver
3Jon Leuer
4Henry Ellenson
C1Andre Drummond
2Eric Moreland