James Ennis III
F - ORL
James Ennis was ejected from Saturday's Game 3 against the Bucks.
Ennis got into an altercation with Marvin Williams in the second quarter and was tossed from the game. Both received double technical fouls and were ejected. Ennis scored one point (0-2 FG, 1-2 FT) with two rebounds across nine minutes before exiting.
James Ennis provided eight points (3-9 FG, 0-3 3PT, 2-2 FT) and collected a playoff career-high 10 rebounds, along with two assists, one steal and one turnover across 25 minutes in a Game 2 loss on Thursday.
Ennis created several second-chance opportunities for the Magic, pulling down four offensive rebounds on his way to setting a new playoff-high with 10 total rebounds. Ennis is filling in admirably for the injured Aaron Gordon and fell a few rebounds shy of a double-double in Game 1. He'll continue to get minutes at PF with the Magic frontcourt marred by injury.
James Ennis III suffered a dislocated finger during Tuesday's game against the Pacers and briefly exited before returning to the game.
Ennis III did get diagnosed with a dislocated finger but it appears he is able to play through it. He is currently back in the game and attempting to slow down T.J. Warren.
James Ennis III told reporters that he was the Magic player who tested positive for COVID-19. He also disclosed some of his symptoms, which included a headache for four to five days and nausea. He indicated on the call that he is now feeling well and that he was able to practice for the first time today, “Now my health is better…I’m just trying to get my wind up and my legs back under me and just get in rhythm because our first scrimmage is next week. I want to be prepared for that.”
After being acquired from the Sixers, Ennis has been able to address some of the critical needs within the Magic’s front-court, with his defensive prowess and tough-mindedness. He has been a positive contributor in his limited role coming off the bench. In 12 contests, he has averaged 23.1 minutes of playing time per game, 6.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists, .5 steals, and .5 blocks per game. With the absence of Jonathan Isaac and Al-Farouq Aminu, Ennis might find himself playing a larger role for the team come game time. He can be a great value-option in deep-league play, as he has often been able to produce a respectable floor when given the opportunity to play more. Depending on his determined role these coming weeks, Ennis might be worth keeping on your radar as a salary relief candidate for other league formats based on your strategy and risk-tolerance.
James Ennis III scores three points on 1-for-2 shooting with five rebounds, three assists and one three-pointer over 25 minutes as the Magic defeated the Wolves on Friday night.
Ennis has started the last eight games at forward for the Magic. Over that time he is averaging 7.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists over 25.8 minutes. Ennis is only worth adding in deeper fantasy leagues.