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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 15 points in a start on Wednesday with six rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Wolves.
He's coach David Fizdale's guy and he will count on him while Chandler Parsons (knee) is out. Ennis saw some run at the four and has the size to do it depending on the matchup. We saw him tear it up in April last year, so he could have some short-term value in 14-team leagues. Oct 27 - 2:38 AM

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James Ennis (knee) was in the Grizzlies' starting lineup vs. the Timberwolves, but he scored only two points on 1-of-4 shooting with one rebound, one assist and two turnovers.

Tony Allen (knee) and Vince Carter (rest) were both out tonight, in addition to Chandler Parsons (knee), so this fill-in start doesn't mean anything long-term.
Oct 19 - 11:00 PM

James Ennis (knee) is questionable to play against the Rockets on Saturday.

Maybe this injury explains why Ennis made just 1-of-7 from the field on Thursday. He's played 23.5 minutes per game in his last two and will be in the rotation this year. If Chandler Parsons (knee) needs to miss time, Ennis could be fantasy relevant.
Oct 14 - 6:36 PM

James Ennis scored 15 points with three boards and three treys in 24 minutes vs. the 76ers on Tuesday.

He was averaging 5.0 points in his previous two contests, but tonight we saw why the Grizzlies are so high on him. Ennis finished 6-of-9 from the field and could have some sneaky value to open the season if Chandler Parsons (knee) isn't ready for the opener -- coach David Fizdale has already indicated that Ennis would start if Parsons can't go. Just keep an eye on him for now.
Oct 11 - 11:06 PM

Grizzlies coach David Fizdale said that James Ennis will likely start if Chandler Parsons (knee) isn't ready for the season opener.

The Grizzlies have been talking him up after a strong training camp, but it hasn't really translated over into the preseason -- he scored eight points vs. the Magic and just two points vs. the Hawks. Ennis could have some short-term value because Parson's status is so murky, but fantasy owner should only consider Ennis in the later rounds of deeper leagues for now.
Oct 8 - 9:54 AM

James Ennis scored two points with three rebounds and no turnovers in 19 minutes agains the Hawks on Thursday.

It wasn't the most impressive game, but Ennis could wind up being the starting small forward if Chandler Parsons (knee) isn't healthy. The former Pelican turned some heads in April last year with 17.0 points per game in his seven outings, so he might be a sneaky factor in deep leagues. His coach likes him a lot from their Miami days, too.
Oct 6 - 10:56 PM

James Ennis scored eight points (2-of-2 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs) with five rebounds, one assist, two steals and one trey in 21 minutes vs. the Magic on Monday.

The Grizzlies have been really impressed with Ennis at camp and head coach David Fizdale has been talking him up. Chandler Parsons (knee) will be limited at the start of the season, so Ennis could have some value in deeper leagues early on. Just keep an eye on him for now.
Oct 3 - 11:20 PM

Mike Conley, Troy Daniels, James Ennis, JaMychal Green and Marc Gasol will start against the Magic on Monday.

It's a balanced lineup for the Grizzlies even though they're missing two of their main guys in Zach Randolph and Chandler Parsons (knee). James Ennis is definitely the player to watch here with all the buzz around him and his connection to coach David Fizdale from their Miami days. He should play a lot tonight, too.
Oct 3 - 7:39 PM

David Fizdale said that "no one" could keep James Ennis "off the glass" during Wednesday's practice, and that his "motor was incredible."

Ennis said he focused on improving his ball handling skills and 3-point shooting this offseason, and it's worth pointing out that he's familiar with his head coach as he began his career in Miami where Fizdale served as an assistant on Erik Spoelstra's staff. Ennis had a nice stretch in April last year where he averaged 17.0 points, 1.7 steals and 2.6 triples per game, so he'll be a name to watch if Chandler Parsons ever goes down with an injury.
Sep 29 - 7:35 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Mike Conley
2Wade Baldwin
3Andrew Harrison
SG1Tony Allen
2Vince Carter
3Troy Daniels
SF1Chandler Parsons
2James Ennis
3Troy Williams
PF1JaMychal Green
2Zach Randolph
3Deyonta Davis
4Jarell Martin
C1Marc Gasol
2Brandan Wright