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James Ennis | Forward

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 210
College: Long Beach State
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Heat rookie James Ennis played 26 minutes off the bench in Sunday's home victory, scoring 16 points with two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, one steal and only one turnover.
He made 4-of-8 field goals and 6-of-6 free throws to polish an already solid evening, but keep in mind that he hasn't scored double-digit points in consecutive games all season. This was his first game with 10+ points since mid-November and it came in Dwyane Wade's absence, so Ennis should be left on the waiver wire outside of the deepest leagues. Dec 21 - 9:42 PM

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James Ennis logged 24 minutes with Luol Deng (hand) out on Friday, scoring seven points on 2-of-4 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds and two steals.

Ennis is fun to watch but probably needs a major volume guy to suffer an injury ahead of him to have any 12-14 team value.
Dec 6 - 2:18 AM

Heat rookie James Ennis played well in 22 bench minutes on Tuesday, scoring eight points with eight rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and zero turnovers.

He made some savvy off-ball cuts for easy looks and is making a case to be a reliable part of Erik Spoelstra's rotation ahead of Danny Granger (hamstring, knee). He's not a viable asset in 14-team leagues, however, and isn't likely to be while Luol Deng is healthy.
Nov 25 - 10:25 PM

James Ennis moved back to his reserve role on Thursday against the Clippers with two points, one rebound, one steal and two blocks in 12 minutes.

The Heat aren't really playing him at shooting guard, so he hasn't benefitted due to the Dwyane Wade (hamstring) injury. Ennis will likely need to see Luol Deng miss time in the future to become a fantasy commodity in deep leagues again.
Nov 20 - 11:05 PM

James Ennis logged 36 minutes off the bench with Dwyane Wade (hamstring) and Luol Deng (wrist) out on Monday, scoring 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting with eight rebounds, two assists and one steal.

Ennis needs both guys to stay out in order to give owners confidence in a speculative pickup, but as the year goes on it will be interesting to see if he can improve his per-minute production, which is lacking.
Nov 17 - 11:36 PM

James Ennis scored nine points with three rebounds, three assists and two steals in a career-high 25 minutes of action on Sunday.

He scored all of his points in the first half and picked up extra playing time in Dwyane Wade's absence, but that doesn't make his performance any less encouraging. The theoretical return of Danny Granger (hamstring/hip) poses another challenge to Ennis' season outlook, and he remains a non-entity in standard leagues.
Nov 16 - 9:03 PM

James Ennis scored just one point in his first career start on Friday.

He didn't start the second half and coach Erik Spoelstra didn't want to take Mario Chalmers out of the game. Ennis is a fun player to watch, but it doesn't look like he's going to have value any time soon.
Nov 14 - 11:08 PM

James Ennis will start in place of Dwyane Wade against the Hawks on Friday.

He's an electrifying dunker and he did look great at summer league, so Ennis will be worth watching tonight. Wade isn't expected to be out for too long, which makes it tough to scoop Ennis in most leagues. He's a gamble in daily leagues, but it could pay off.
Nov 14 - 6:49 PM

With both Luol Deng and Danny Granger sidelined on Friday, James Ennis started for Miami and had 10 points, one 3-pointer, three rebounds, one steal and four turnovers.

He played 30 minutes and his athleticism and scoring prowess should earn him a solid role as a rookie, but he's destined for a reserve role behind Deng on opening night.
Oct 24 - 11:04 PM

James Ennis got a DNP on Tuesday and it appears that he's officially out of the Heat's rotation, for now.

He got off to a crazy hot start this preseason, but now looks like he'll be planted on the bench early in the season. If you already drafted and can drop him for a guy like Chris Copeland (Pacers), do it.
Oct 21 - 11:37 PM

James Ennis played just three minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

He didn't appear to be hurt and maybe he just had most of the night off. Ennis is an interesting name to watch in deeper leagues. We'll pass along any info if coach Erik Spoelstra says anything. Perhaps he just went with a hot Tyler Johnson.
Oct 18 - 11:48 PM

James Ennis was quiet statistically but still effective in the Heat's 115-108 exhibition win over the Warriors on Friday, finishing with eight points, three rebounds and two steals in 25 minutes.

Ennis made his only field goal attempt and all six of his freebies. He otherwise flew around the court and he profiles as a potential difference-maker on the floor if he can continue to pick up the game the way he has been this past year. He'll have a hard time carving out value in standard leagues, but on a team with older players with injury risks -- he could get real interesting real quick should somebody like Dwyane Wade go down.
Oct 18 - 2:24 AM

James Ennis played well again on Tuesday, hitting 3-of-9 shots and two 3-pointers for 10 points, three rebounds and five steals in just 19 minutes.

He's having a great preseason and will become a must-own player if Luol Deng goes down at some point. And even if Deng stays healthy, Ennis could get 20-25 minutes filling in off the bench as the Heat try to keep Deng healthy for the entire season. Ennis is the true definition of a deep sleeper.
Oct 15 - 12:30 AM

James Ennis had yet another big night for the Heat as he managed 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting, while adding a rebound and a couple of assists.

He looks poised to have a big year for the Heat and we really like him as a deep sleeper. He has shown that he can score the ball in a variety of ways and is definitely worth a stash, especially in deep leagues.
Oct 11 - 8:22 PM

Rookie James Ennis had another big night on Tuesday, racking up 14 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on 6-of-11 shooting in 29 minutes off the Heat bench.

He had 17 points, six boards and a 3-pointer on Saturday, and now looks like a potential deep sleeper in fantasy leagues. The Heat will want to try to keep Luol Deng and Danny Granger healthy this season, and Ennis could soak up some of their minutes if he can stay hot. Put him on your radar, especially in very deep leagues.
Oct 8 - 12:09 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Norris Cole
2Shabazz Napier
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Mario Chalmers
3Andre Dawkins
SF1Luol Deng
2Danny Granger
3James Ennis
PF1Josh McRoberts
2Shawne Williams
3Justin Hamilton
4Udonis Haslem
C1Chris Bosh
2Chris Andersen
3Hassan Whiteside