Late afternoon Tuesday, the 76ers agreed to a two year $4.2 million dollar extension with Small Forward James Ennis as first reported by The Painted Lines and his agent Scott Nichols of Rize Management. James was a key contributor this past playoffs and was pivotal off the bench and developed greatly since being acquired by the Houston Rockets at the trade deadline. James had contracts on the table worth upwards of $5 million but chose to stay in Philadelphia due to the atmosphere and the opportunity to compete for championships in the upcoming seasons.
Ennis averaged 5 points and over 3.5 rebounds per game in Philadelphia this past season and will be a key veteran piece on a very deep 2-4 team with players like Mike Scott, Zhaire Smith, and Matisse Thybulle joining him off the bench.
When his contract expires in 2021 the 76ers will have James’ bird rights to potentially work towards a long term extension.