Ennis will decline his player option for the 2019-20 season, making him an unrestricted free agent, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The option pays $1.8 million, but Ennis is likely looking for a bit more security, so he'll hit the open market in search of a multi-year deal. The 28-year-old split the 2018-19 season between the Rockets and 76ers, appearing in 58 total games and posting overall averages of 6.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.1 blocks/steals. Ennis emerged as a valuable contributor on the wing in Houston, making 25 starts in 40 games, but his workload waned after arriving in Philadelphia, though he did see over 21 minutes per contest in 11 playoff games.
Ennis chipped in 13 points (4-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-5 FT), six rebounds, two assists, and one block in 24 minutes during Monday's 94-89 Game 2 win over the Raptors. Ennis finished with more points than every teammate except Jimmy Butler, and he earned almost as many minutes as the rest of the reserves combined (25). As the lone backup wing that has proven he can knock down perimeter shots and defend, Ennis is a good bet to continue receiving plenty of minutes going forward.
Ennis contributed 11 points (4-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), one rebound, and one assist in 21 minutes during Saturday's 108-95 Game 1 loss to the Raptors. Ennis earned the most minutes among the seven reserves who saw the floor for the 76ers. The absence of Mike Scott (heel) resulted in Ennis slotting in as the team's sixth man. Moreover, with Scott listed as day-to-day, it's likely Ennis will earn 20-plus minutes for the fourth straight contest in Monday's Game 2.
Ennis' minutes limit has been increased from the 12 minutes he saw during Monday's Game 2 against the Nets, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Coming off a quad injury, Ennis took just two shots across 12 minutes during a 145-123 Game 2 victory. The Sixers have little wing depth, so his availability is important. Coach Brett Brown declined to say exactly how many minutes Ennis has been cleared for. Either way, his fantasy relevance is relatively minimal.
Ennis managed six points (2-2 FG, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, and one assist in 12 minutes during Monday's 145-123 Game 2 win over the Nets. Ennis returned to the lineup following a five-game absence with a quad injury and saw limited action as expected. The team is desperately lacking depth along the wing, and while Ennis is nothing special, he's capable of defending multiple positions and providing the occasional bucket. As such, he's likely to continue earning double-digit minutes off the bench going forward.
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