Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced that the team has signed free agent forward James Ennis III.
Ennis (6-7, 210) was originally the 50th overall pick by Atlanta in the 2013 NBA Draft. Over the past four seasons, he has appeared in a total of 220 games with 58 starts for Miami, New Orleans, Memphis, and most recently Detroit.
The California native began last season with the Grizzlies before being acquired by the Pistons in early February. For the season, Ennis averaged 7.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 22.3 minutes per game while shooting 47.4% from the floor and 83.6% from the foul line.
Ennis scored in double-figures 23 times in 2017-18, including a season-high 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting, including 4-of-4 from 3-point range, for Detroit at Orlando on March 2. He recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds against the Rockets on Oct. 23.
During the Grizzlies First Round series vs. San Antonio in the 2017 playoffs, Ennis averaged 8.3 points and 4.2 rebounds while starting four of the six games. He spent the final nine games of 2015-16 with the Pelicans, averaging 15.9 points on 50.0% shooting from the floor, while also averaging 2.7 3-pointers made on 48.0% shooting.