Isaac
Two months ago

James Ennis gets 2 year deal from Houston

Ennis is expected to compete for a starting role on the wing. Ennis received interest from several teams, including a push from the Sacramento Kings in recent days, before deciding on a deal to join a Western Conference contender in Houston.

Ennis, 28, played 72 games last season for Memphis and Detroit, averaging 7.1 points and shooting 33.3 percent from 3-point range in 22.3 minutes per game.

This comes after Houston lost Ariza and LMAM, and with Melo potentially on the horizon. Puts Ennis in a decent spot if/when the Rockets lose any interest in Melo getting significant minutes!

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Melbourne Boy  
Two months ago

This is the best possible situation for him to land.

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Reality  
Two months ago

If he can get the 3 ball to drop at at least league avg hell become an important rotation player

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Cram  
Two months ago

Great situation for him. Its a position of need for them and he'll have the opportunity to contribute to a contender*

*Well, a contender in a normal year anyway

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Watto  
Two months ago

I wonder if the push from Sacramento came from his former teammate and coach (Drake U'U and Adam Tatalovich)

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

were would he be if he don't player in the nbl ? my guess stuck in Europe

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Bear  
Two months ago

More great news for our NBL pathway into the NBA, like this heaps!

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Cram  
Two months ago

"were would he be if he don't player in the nbl ? my guess stuck in Europe"

Why? He was a draft and stash player. Plenty of those guys play one or more seasons in Europe before coming back to the NBA. Our own Jonah Bolden looks to be another.

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LoveBroker  
Two months ago

Ennis is OK at NBA level but he is no Ariza.

Why on why Houston did you let Ariza go????

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Apparently CP3 wanted him out.

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Cram  
Two months ago

They wouldn't have been able to get close to the 15m that the Suns gave him, and still give CP3 his 40m and a decent offer to Capela. This was probably Ariza's last chance to make a decent sum, so he took it.

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Melbourne Boy  
Two months ago

If they gave Ariza the $15mil that the Suns offered it would have cost them around $50-60mil after luxury taxes.

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Zodiac  
Two months ago

Even though he denies it the Rockets new owner is trying to reduce their luxury tax obligations which why they let Ariza and Mbah a Moute walk and currently very far apart in negotiations with Clint Capela.

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Melbourne Boy  
Two months ago

True for Ariza and Luc, but Capela has come into restricted free agency at the wrong time. Houston are waiting for someone else to give him an offer sheet which they plan to match, but no one has considerable money to offer, so Houston will end up signing him on a low ball 1 year contract.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Ennis is ok I guess but he's no Mitch Creek

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Ennis>>>>>>Creek

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

He's cheaper and younger than LMAM and ariza. He can knock down the 3 just as well if not better than those two and is more athletic finisher. Question will be how good his D is because those other two were very solid on that end.

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Phil smyth’s  
Two months ago

Ariza ain't worth 60m like Melbourne boy said it would cost after luxury tax. Ennis is a much cheaper like for like signing. I think it’s a great pick up.

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AK-47  
Two months ago

I'm sorry but Ariza is a far better shooter and defender than James Ennis.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Ariza is nothing special as a shooter. He is a career 35% from 3PT range (37% last season) and that is playing in a friendly system where he mainly gets nice spot up looks created by elite playmakers like Harden and Paul.

Ennis is a career 36% 3PT shooter and that has been bouncing around from team to team and getting limited minutes. If he gets consistent minutes in this system, he will put up numbers.

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