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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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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

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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

Heat rookie F James Ennis had 17 points, six rebounds and a 3-pointer in Saturday's loss to the Pelicans.

Ennis played well today, but it was simply the first preseason game. Shawne Williams (12 points), Norris Cole (10 points, four steals) and Danny Granger (12 points, two 3-pointers) also looked better than the starters tonight, but that's nothing to get too excited about. Cole, and possibly Granger, are the only guys with real fantasy potential this season, and it's not guaranteed to happen for either of them. But Ennis is worth keeping an eye on in case he continues to play this well throughout the preseason.
Oct 4 - 10:16 PM

James Ennis confirmed that he's playing most of his minutes at SF for the Heat.

That leaves Ennis to fight for backup minutes behind Luol Deng. With Danny Granger and Shawne Williams also in the mix, Ennis is best left untouched in all fantasy formats.
Sep 30 - 2:21 PM

James Ennis missed some game action in summer league due to a strained left groin.

Ennis was a star at Orlando summer league with a 29-point game and he's looking like a strong bet to make the rotation. The Heat have some issues with depth, so he could be the first wing off the bench. He'll be worth watching for those who love picking up rookies.
Jul 26 - 10:32 AM

The Heat signed F James Ennis on Tuesday.

"We were excited to draft James a year ago and have been impressed by the growth of his game," Pat Riley said. Ennis is 24 years old and he spent last season developing in Puerto Rico, so there's a chance that he'll earn a spot in Erik Spoelstra's bench rotation behind Luol Deng. He has 3-point range and solid defensive skills, but it would take a series of unlikely events for him to emerge as a fantasy option.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 15 - 6:40 PM

Heat prospect James Ennis lit up the Nets during Sunday's Summer League game, scoring 29 points on 10-of-12 shooting with seven 3-pointers.

He added four rebounds and a pair of assists, but his dominance from beyond the arc was the story of the game. Miami is expected to sign Ennis after watching him develop in Australia and Puerto Rico last season, but he's not likely to have more than a bit role as a backup SF off the bench for Miami.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 6 - 9:24 PM

The Heat are likely to sign James Ennis for next season.

The Heat are going to have some flexibility for the upcoming season with the overwhelming majority of players coming off the books. Ennis looked good in summer league last year and should get another chance to show what he can do again. He had a terrific year in Australia, averaging 21.2 points, but probably won't be in the rotation to start the year.
Source: Real GM
Jun 14 - 1:03 PM

James Ennis, whose NBA rights belong to the Heat, will play in Puerto Rico after Australia's National Basketball League season ends.

James Ennis, whose NBA rights belong to the Heat, will reportedly play in Puerto Rico when Australia's National Basketball League ends. Ennis is in the mix for MVP honors in the eight-team league, averaging 22.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.5 steals per game for the Perth Wildcats. His impressive play can only improve his odds of making Miami's roster next season, especially since the Heat only have six contracts currently on their books for 2014-15.
Source: Sportando
Feb 14 - 10:19 AM

James Ennis won the Ray Borner Medal during Australian league preseason.

The award is given to the most valuable player in the preseason, which is worth a chuckle. Kidding aside, Ennis playing well overseas this year can go a long way for his chances next year with the Heat. Shane Battier, Mario Chalmers, Ray Allen, James Jones and Rashard Lewis all come off the books after 2013-14, so Ennis could be on the 2014-15 roster.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 05:38:00 PM

James Ennis said he chose to play in Australia for the Perth Wildcats over the D-League.

"When I got drafted at 50 in second round, they didn't have a lot of roster spots, so they gave me a decision to go D-League or overseas and I picked overseas," Ennis said. "I would like to stay for 12 months and help the Wildcats get a championship. That's my main goal." The Heat could bring him back over to join the big club next season.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 10:00:00 AM

James Ennis says the Heat have told him they plan to have him on their roster for the 2014-15 season.

Ennis signed with the Perth Wildcats in Australia for the upcoming season, but the contract has a full opt-out clause to allow Ennis to return to the NBA without penalty. The Heat were supportive of Ennis heading to Australia due to the lack of playing time behind LeBron James and the experience Ennis can get down under.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 04:00:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Norris Cole
2Shabazz Napier
3Tyler Johnson
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Mario Chalmers
3Shannon Brown
4Reggie Williams
5Andre Dawkins
SF1Luol Deng
2Danny Granger
3James Ennis
PF1Josh McRoberts
2Shawne Williams
3Udonis Haslem
4Khem Birch
5Shawn Jones
C1Chris Bosh
2Chris Andersen
3Justin Hamilton
4Chris Johnson