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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Rockets trade James Ennis to 76ers

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The Philadelphia 76ers have acquired forward James Ennis from the Houston Rockets in exchange for draft considerations, reports ESPN and other media outlets.

For the 28-year-old Ennis, Philadelphia will represent the sixth team he’s suited up since breaking into the NBA as a second-round pick in 2014. He has previously played for the Miami Heat, New Orleans Pelicans, Memphis Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons and, obviously, the Rockets.

Ennis is a career 36.1 percent three-point shooter and will likely settle into the role of sixth-man in Philadelphia.

Meanwhile, by dealing Ennis, the Rockets will create a $1.6 million trade exception and save $2.4 million, which puts them within striking distance of getting under the NBA’s luxury tax. They are now just $2.4 million over that threshold.

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