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Report: Sixers Acquire James Ennis From Rockets

The Philadelphia 76ers made a move to improve their bench depth prior to the trade deadline, acquiring James Ennis from the Houston Rockets.

The week of the trade deadline has already been a crazy one for the Sixers. Late Wednesday morning, they acquired Tobias Harris from the Clippers.  

Elton Brand is still trying to find ways to improve the team’s depth and he took another step towards doing that before the deadline. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Sixers have acquired James Ennis from the Rockets. Houston gets rights to a second-round pick swap a couple of years down the road.

Ennis, 28, adds some offense and defense to a Sixers bench unit that is in need of both. In 39 games this season for Houston (25 starts), Ennis is averaging 7.4 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor. He’s also shooting a respectable 37.3 percent from beyond. 

On the defensive end, Ennis’ size and body type make switching one of his strengths. 

Ennis is under contract for $1.6 million this season and has a player option for $1.5 million in 2019-20.

In order to make room for him on the roster, the Sixers have waived Malachi Richardson. They acquired him on Wednesdau along with a future second-round pick from Toronto.

 

Brandon Apter

Brandon Apter writes about the Sixers and Phillies for 97.3 ESPN and Philly Front Office. A Philadelphia native, Brandon graduated from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania in 2009. After working in Minor League Baseball for nine seasons, Brandon currently does Marketing & Social Media for Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

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