It is not easy playing basketball in Australia. It feels a whole different world away.
It does not have the accessibility of the D-League. It does not have the notoriety or prestige of playing in Europe. It does not even have the commercial capabilities of playing in China. It is basketball nowhere.
James Ennis had a golden ticket, having been drafted 50th overall and traded to the...
The Miami Heat are in desperate need of some youth and athleticism with its heavily aging squad. Can small forward James Ennis be the answer?
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The Miami Heat officially announced today that they have signed small forward James Ennis as the terms of the new deal were not discussed. Ennis has easily been one of the best talents on Miami’s summer league roster as he is averaging 15.5 points and five rebounds while shooting at an efficient 51.7 percent from the field and a mesmerizing 48 percent from the land of three.
James Ennis has looked the most impressive thus far on Miami’s summer league roster. James had 29 points on 10-12 shooting as the Miami Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets 110-91.
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James Ennis scored 18 points in 28 minutes, but his effort wasn't enough as the Miami Heat fell 85-77 to the Boston Celtics in each team's first game of the Orlando NBA Summer League.
Ennis, who spent last season playing in Australia and Puerto Rico, added eight rebounds, while Justin Hamilton scored 13 points and pulled down nine rebounds.
First-round draft pick Shabazz...
As seen on NBA TV, here are the Miami Heat Summer League Game 1 highlights versus the Boston Celtics. Player of the game goes to James Ennis with 18 points and eight rebounds.
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MIAMI – As these NBA Finals elevate urgency for an infuse of youthful talent, the Miami Heat are extremely pleased with the development of their 2013 draft acquisition – forward James Ennis – and there's an increasingly strong likelihood the franchise will sign him, multiple league sources told RealGM.
After an MVP-caliber season in Australia's National Basketball...
MIAMI -- The Miami Heat wanted James Ennis to play in the D-League. But he has his family to worry about.
Ennis, taken with the No. 50 pick by Atlanta in June's draft and then traded to Miami, will play next season for the Perth Wildcats in Australia. But Ennis said Sunday that wasn't the Heat's preference.
"They wanted me to go the D-League," Ennis said by...
As teams in Germany, France and Russia pursued him with lucrative contracts, James Ennis’ agent worked with Heat management to find a club that allows him to leave for Miami next season with an opt-out clause: Australia’s Perth Wildcats. Now when the luxury tax becomes less stressful and injuries could impact the Heat, Ennis has a “good opportunity to get called up next season...
The Miami Heat defeated the Orlando Magic by a final score of 94-80 in Summer League play on Tuesday.
James Ennis led the Heat with 19 points and six rebounds.
Victor Oladipo had 22 points (12-for-14 on free throws) and five rebounds.