Ennis agreed to a one-year minimum deal with the Lakers on Tuesday, Ramona Shelbourne of ESPN reports. Ennis, who was traded from the Rockets to the Lakers at last year's deadline, has opted to stick with the team for another season. In 53 appearances during the 2016-17 campaign, Ennis posted 4.3 points and 1.6 assists across 11.1 minutes per game while shooting 43.3 percent from the field and 38.6 percent from beyond the arc. While he's shown enough upside to warrant a contract, Ennis will likely struggle for playing time again next season, as he's likely slated behind the likes of Lonzo Ball and Jordan Clarkson on the depth chart.
Ennis is starting at point guard for Wednesday's season finale against the Warriors, TAnia Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times reports. With D'Angelo Russell sidelined, Ennis will start along side Jordan Clarkson in the backcourt. He figures to see a healthy workload due to a variety of players sidelined. The 22-year-old tallyied 19 points, six, assists, two steals, and three triples across 39 minutes in his only other start with the team.
Ennis posted 20 points (7-9 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists, two rebounds and one block over 23 minutes in Sunday's 110-109 win over the Timberwolves. Ennis has come on over the last two weeks, posting six double-digit scoring efforts in the last eight games. He's been thriving from long range, with multiple threes in five of the last seven contests. The third-year guard should continue seeing at least 20 minutes per contest over the last two games of the season, making him a viable source of scoring and assists in particular.
Ennis ended up with four points (2-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt) with two assists, a rebound and a steal over 24 minutes in Friday's 98-94 win against the Kings. After going for a career-high 19 points in Wednesday's stunning upset in San Antonio it was back to a bench role and a lack of fantasy usefulness. As long as D'Angelo Russell is available then Ennis has very little in the way of fantasy appeal.
Ennis finished with career-high 19 points (8-14 FG, 3-4 3Pt), six assists and two steals over 39 minutes in Wednesday's 102-95 win against the Spurs. Ennis was making his first start of the season, subbing for the injured D'Angelo Russell (knee). He also managed just one turnover as the Lakers went wire-to-wire in the surprising road victory. Russell isn't expected to miss much time and he had until Friday to rest. However, if Ennis makes another start he is worth a look in DFS as a low-end option with some upside.
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