James Ennis is assured within the 76ers.
The 29-year-old wing was a free agent this summer time and re-signed with Philadelphia on a two-year, $4.1 million deal. Ennis mentioned he had higher provides elsewhere however selected to return as a result of he wished an opportunity to win a championship.
“It’s a good team, and a good chance of winning,” Ennis instructed the Philadelphia Inquirer. “The East is going to be wide open. We had a good chance last year. Kawhi (Leonard) is gone. He went to the (Clippers in the) West. So, we are going to walk to the Finals in the East.”
The 76ers completed the season with a 51-31 document and superior to the second spherical of the playoffs, the place they fell to Leonard’s Raptors.
Leonard pushed Toronto previous Philadelphia when he hit a loopy bouncing buzzer beater within the fourth quarter of Recreation 7. The Raptors went on to win their first championship in franchise historical past.
The 76ers misplaced wing Jimmy Butler in a sign-and-trade with the Warmth this summer time, nonetheless, they introduced again Tobias Harris on a five-year, $180 million contract. In addition they signed ahead Al Horford to a four-year deal.
“(Horford) has built his reputation around hard work and a tradition of winning, which are the same qualities that have formed the foundation of the 76ers,” normal supervisor Elton Model mentioned in an announcement. “Al’s playmaking, elite defensive abilities and veteran management verify why he is an important addition to our roster.
“We’ve gained a championship-level teammate that won’t solely complement our present make-up however will assist develop our younger core as we try for the very best degree of success.”
The Bucks led the East and registered an NBA-best 60-22 document in 2018-19. They fell to the Raptors within the convention finals.
Ennis was despatched from the Rockets to the 76ers earlier than the commerce deadline. He averaged 5.Three factors and three.6 rebounds whereas taking pictures 30.6% from 3-point vary in 18 regular-season video games with Philadelphia.