Nets Signing James Ennis Via Hardship Exception

The Nets intend to sign free agent small forward James Ennis via hardship exception, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.James Ennis

Ennis, 31, is 6-foot-6 and averaged 8.4 points and 4.0 rebounds in 41 games with the Magic last season. He drew interest from the Bulls and several contenders in both conferences prior to the season.

Ennis signed with the Magic in November 2020, becoming an unrestricted free agent at the end of last season.

The Nets are fairly shorthanded, with forward Paul Millsap entering health and safety protocol on Monday, followed by followed by forwards LaMarcus AldridgeJames Johnson and DeAndre’ Bembry and guard Jevon Carter on Tuesday morning.

Guards James Harden and Bruce Brown entered after that on Wednesday, prior to the Nets’ win over the 76ers.

“ESPN’s Bobby Marks reported that Brooklyn could have up to as many as five hardship exceptions to try to fill out their roster with more than the eight bodies they had available Tuesday, but that each one of them would cost Brooklyn close to $500,000 in luxury taxes,” wrote Tim Bontemps of ESPN.

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