MIAMI — The Miami Heat don’t expect to have many open roster spots. But an athletic rookie swingman might get his chance.
The Heat went into Thursday night’s draft without any picks. But for a future second-round selection they acquired James Ennis, who had been drafted No. 50 in the second round by the Atlanta Hawks.
The 6-foot-7 Ennis averaged 16.5 points and 6.7 rebounds last season as a Long Beach State senior. Ennis, who turns 23 Monday, is very athletic and has high jumped 6-11.
“We were happy to get into the draft,” Heat president Pat Riley said. “We feel that James Ennis, with his size and athleticism, has a huge upside and someone we hope can develop into a high-quality NBA player.”