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James Ennis will decline option, become free-agent

Andrew Porter
May 20, 2019 - 11:29 am

Sixers' wing player James Ennis will decline his $1.8 million player option to become an unrestricted free-agent, according to Shams

It's really no surprises, as Ennis is certainly worth more than $1.8 million, so this doesn't eliminate the possibility of him returning to Philadelphia necessarily. Ennis is understandably seeking a multi-year deal

Ennis, 28, played about 15.6 minutes a game for the Sixers averaging 5.3 points per game, but was excellent for Philly down the stretch and into the postseason where he contributed big minutes. In the playoffs, Ennis averaged 7.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 21.1 minutes, shooting 48.4% from the field. 

The 6-7 forward is a pesk on the offensive boards, a versatile defender, and is a capable three-point shooter (35.7-percent for his career). 

Ennis was the 50th overall pick in 2013 of the Hawks and has already played for six NBA teams. 

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The only players the Sixers currently have under contract for 2019-20 on their roster are Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Jonathon Simmons, Zhaire Smith, and Jonah Bolden. Philadelphia is seemingly hoping to bring back free-agents JJ Redick, Jimmy Butler, and/or Tobias Harris.