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James Ennis | Forward

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 210
College: Long Beach State
Contract: view contract details

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James Ennis will be inactive for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.
Even upon joining the active roster, it's unlikely Ennis receives enough playing time in Memphis fighting for minutes with Jeff Green and Tony Allen to warrant a roster spot in any league. Nov 11 - 12:44 PM

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James Ennis has been traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Ennis heads to Memphis as part of a deal centered around Mario Chalmers and will assume a bench role with the Grizzlies. As such, he doesn't belong on any fantasy rosters.
Nov 10 - 1:36 PM

James Ennis (illness) is expected to play against the Lakers on Tuesday.

Ennis missed practice on Monday, but was present at shootaround on Tuesday and is expected to play against Los Angeles. While he'll be available off Miami's bench, Ennis should be ignored in all fantasy leagues.
Nov 10 - 11:40 AM

James Ennis (illness) did not practice on Monday.

Ennis should be available for Tuesday's game against the Lakers, but he's not on the fantasy radar.
Nov 9 - 1:29 PM

James Ennis (dislocated left finger) went through a full practice on Monday.

There had previously been nothing to suggest that Ennis would miss any time, and it doesn't seem like he will.
Oct 26 - 12:31 PM

Following the Heat's roster cuts on Saturday, James Ennis' (finger) spot on the 15-man roster is safe.

Ennis is dealing with a dislocated left finger and didn't play well over the summer, but the Heat still seem to have confidence in the young forward. He likely won't be in the rotation while the Heat are at full strength, so fantasy owners don't need to look his way. His left ring finger is in a splint, but he is expected to return to practice on Monday.
Oct 25 - 10:19 AM

James Ennis suffered a dislocated left finger on Friday.

He was deemed questionable to return, so it doesn't sound serious. After a really nice run overseas a couple seasons ago, Ennis is on the roster bubble.
Oct 23 - 9:03 PM

Erik Spoelstra wants James Ennis to play to his strengths.

"That's running. That's energy. That's defense. He has developed his shooting. There's no question about that but that's in addition to all those other things," Spoelstra said. Can Ennis crack the rotation with a Heat lineup that's now re-loaded at every position? "He just has to keep on plugging away and make the most of every opportunity," Spoelstra added. Don't expect him to be fantasy relevant while Luol Deng is healthy, and even then it would take some extenuating circumstances considering the other talent on the roster.
Oct 19 - 12:56 PM

James Ennis led Miami with 19 points off the bench, hitting 8-of-13 shots with two 3-pointers, six rebounds and one turnover in 24 minutes.

It was a relatively one-dimensional performance from Ennis, as he failed to record any assists, steals or blocks, but the Heat were happy to have anyone playing at a high level tonight. Ennis was uneven during his rookie season, shooting 40.9 percent from the field, and he's not a reliable fantasy play while Luol Deng is healthy.
Oct 18 - 9:35 PM

James Ennis said his knee was a major reason why he was a disappointment during the summer league, and he is hoping to impress the coaching staff now that he is "a lot better."

"I was down on myself because I expected more from me," Ennis said. "I’m really hard on myself. But I looked at it and said, ‘You’re injured.’ I was playing at 65 percent. I did a lot of treatment. My knee is a lot better. You’ll see it in the preseason." Ennis isn't a lock to make the final roster by any means, but head coach Erik Spoelstra admitted that he looked much better physically. Even if Ennis makes the team, he will likely be buried on the bench.
Oct 2 - 9:53 AM

If the Heat are unable to trade away Mario Chalmers or Chris Andersen this offseason, James Ennis may be in danger of not making Miami's opening-night roster.

Ennis did not look very good at all during Summer League, shooting just 30.4 percent from the field to go with other unimpressive averages of 8.7 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. His contract worth $845,059 becomes fully guaranteed on October 28, so if he doesn't get things on track during training camp, Miami could very well decide to waive him.
Sep 6 - 10:10 PM

James Ennis' contract will become fully guaranteed on opening night of the 2015-16 season and not 50 percent guaranteed on Aug. 1.

There was a very good chance the Heat would have released Ennis this upcoming weekend, so instead he'll be at training camp and get a chance to fight for his guaranteed deal. He's going to need to play better than he did at Summer League.
Jul 27 - 8:49 PM

James Ennis' agent said that he recently spoke with head coach Erik Spoelstra and GM Andy Elisburg and he did not receive any sense of an imminent parting.

Ennis was dreadful during Summer League, shooting 26.3 percent from the field and going 0-of-14 from beyond the arc, but it's likely knee tendinitis had a lot to do with his less-than-stellar performance. The Heat have agreed to send Ennis to train at P3 Peak Performance Project training facility in Santa Barbara this offseason, which would imply that they are willing to move forward and guarantee his salary by the August 1 deadline. As long as Miami's roster is healthy, Ennis will have zero fantasy value.
Jul 22 - 11:05 AM

James Ennis struggled mightily during the summer league, but Heat assistant coach Dan Craig said that Ennis was battling knee tendinitis.

"This is something that he's really been struggling with," Craig said. "He started off great. And then, obviously, toward the end of the week, he didn't have the performances he wanted to. But his rhythm was really broken up from the injury, not feeling great. And that's not an excuse. That is what it is, just talking to the trainers." Ennis shot just 26.3 percent from the field in Vegas, so this injury does explain a lot. He has repeatedly expressed concern about his roster spot on the Heat, so this situation is worth watching as we approach training camp.
Jul 18 - 11:50 AM

James Ennis is worried about his roster spot on the Miami Heat.

In addition to his struggles at Summer League, Ennis said his non-guaranteed contract and the Heat's re-loaded roster has put stress on him. Ennis evaluated his recent play as "terrible" and said he doesn't feel like he's progressed at all since last season. While Ennis will likely find his way onto Miami's final roster, the presence of rookie Justise Winslow could end up pushing him out of the Heat's rotation and crush his already minimal fantasy impact.
Jul 16 - 10:28 AM

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