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James Ennis | Forward | #4

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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 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

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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

Grizzlies waive F James Ennis.

It's not a surprise because the Grizzlies desperately need a big man on their roster. Ennis will likely wind up on another team on a 10-day deal.
Mar 2 - 2:32 PM

James Ennis has been sent down for a D-League stint.

He couldn't even crack the rotation when the Grizzlies were devastated by injuries, so it's safe to ignore him in all leagues.
Jan 15 - 1:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Norris Cole
2Jrue Holiday
3Toney Douglas
4Tim Frazier
SG1Eric Gordon
2Bryce Dejean-Jones
3Tyreke Evans
SF1Alonzo Gee
2Dante Cunningham
3James Ennis
4Jordan Hamilton
5Quincy Pondexter
6Luke Babbitt
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Kendrick Perkins