Ennis produced 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-4 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist and one steal across 29 minutes Thursday in a 103-96 loss to the Spurs in Game 6 of the series.
After the Grizzlies took double-digit losses in the first two games of the series, Ennis ended up replacing Wayne Selden in the starting lineup. Ennis' promotion to the top unit seemed to help give the Grizzlies a bit of a lift, as the wing averaged 10.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 three-pointers and 1.0 assist in 28.0 minutes per game over the final four contests of the series. Ennis benefited from an increased workload in the postseason due to the absences of Tony Allen (leg) and Chandler Parsons (knee), but if the Grizzlies don't re-sign Allen this offseason, Ennis could be a candidate to open 2017-18 in a starting role.
Ennis totaled 12 points (4-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), two rebounds, one assist and one steal over 20 minutes during Thursday's 105-94 win over the Spurs in Game 3 of the Western Conference first-round playoffs.
Ennis was part of the first-unit shakeup that coach David Fizdale opted to implement for Game 3, and he provided solid returns with a modest amount of playing time. The third-year swingman actually saw six fewer minutes than in Game 2 but was much more efficient, draining 66 percent of his shots and producing a series-high scoring total in the process. The player he displaced in the starting five, Wayne Selden, was productive off the bench as well, so Fizdale could opt to go with either on the first unit for Saturday's Game 4.
Ennis will draw the start for Thursday's Game 3 matchup against the Spurs, Rob Fischer of FOX Sports Southeast reports.
With the team down 0-2 in the series, the Grizzlies will opt to change things up, inserting Ennis into the starting five. Wayne Selden will likely head to the bench as a result and see a lesser role.
Ennis (knee) finished with two points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block across 20 minutes during Saturday's 111-82 loss to the Spurs.
Ennis hasn't played well over his past four appearances while dealing with knee inflammation, averaging just 2.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals across 18.8 minutes per game. He will look to have a more impactful performance for the Grizzlies in Game 2 against the Spurs after he gets some rest.
Ennis (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.
Ennis is dealing with some swelling in his knee and with the Grizzlies having already locked up a spot in the playoffs, there's no real reason to play through the injury. He should be good for the team's upcoming playoff run, but in his place Wednesday, Troy Daniels and Wayne Selden could see more minutes off the bench behind starters Vince Carter and Tony Allen.
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