August 22, 2020, 2:12 pmJames Ennis IIISF, Orlando Magic
James Ennis was ejected from Saturday's Game 3 against the Bucks following an altercation with Marvin Williams.
The two got tangled up, with Williams pushing Ennis and Ennis swiping down at Williams' forearms in what could've been perceived as a punching motion. Ennis has been starting for an already-thin Magic squad so this is a big blow to the rotation. He had one point and two rebounds in nine minutes before getting tossed.
August 17, 2020, 12:53 pmMichael Carter-WilliamsPG, Orlando Magic
Michael Carter-Williams (left foot tendon strain) is doubtful for Game 1 against the Bucks on Tuesday.
Carter-Williams was spotted in a walking boot as recently as this past Saturday. If he is declared out for Tuesday's game against the Bucks, James Ennis would likely benefit and solidify his minutes above 30. Wes Iwundu may also see a slight uptick in minutes as well.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 14, 2020, 12:07 amJames Ennis IIISF, Orlando Magic
James Ennis III started on Thursday and chipped in 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting with four rebounds, two 3s and two steals in a team-high 31 minutes.
Ennis was a little more than an afterthought in fantasy since joining the Magic, but given the team's injury woes, he should be able to flirt with deep-league value in playoff leagues.
August 13, 2020, 8:04 pmMarkelle FultzPG, Orlando Magic
Markelle Fultz is starting Thursday's game against the Pelicans in place of D.J. Augustin.
Fultz will replace Augustin in a meaningless contest for both sides and could have some appeal as an emergency daily play. The Magic are going with a rag-tag lineup with Fultz joined by Wes Iwundu, Gary Clark, James Ennis and Nikola Vucevic.
Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter
August 11, 2020, 4:28 pmJames Ennis IIISF, Orlando Magic
James Ennis scored in double-digits for the fourth time since arriving in the bubble, amassing 12 points and five rebounds to go with one steal and one block in 23 minutes during the loss on Tuesday.
Despite the limited upside, Ennis continues to play decent minutes for the Magic as they battle with a number of injuries. He backed up his double-double from Sunday with another positive outing here. While you shouldn't expect a breakout performance, Ennis is worth considering as a low-end option in most fantasy formats.
August 9, 2020, 8:49 pmGary ClarkPF, Orlando Magic
Gary Clark thrived as a starter for the Magic on Sunday vs. the Celtics, totaling 15 points (5-of-8 FG), four 3-pointers, seven rebounds and two blocks over 33 minutes.
Clark has seen his minutes jump to new heights as the Magic are without Aaron Gordon and Jonathan Isaac's services. He cashed in today and has some intrigue with his ability to register 3-pointers and blocks. If you have a move to make at the end of your roster you could do worse than Clark. James Ennis III was also solid as a starter for the Magic, finishing with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and two assists over 24 minutes.
August 7, 2020, 10:09 pmJames Ennis IIISF, Orlando Magic
James Ennis III nearly double-doubled for the Magic on Friday, posting 14 points on 5-of-10 FGs and 3-of-4 FTs, adding nine rebounds, one 3-pointer and nothing else.
Ennis' scoring was a welcome surprise, but his line's lack of peripherals comes as a bit of a disappointment. He can be left on the wire.
August 4, 2020, 9:17 pmJames Ennis IIISF, Orlando Magic
James Ennis delivered 12 points in Tuesday's start, also adding four rebounds, two assists, a block and a 3-pointer in 27 minutes.
Ennis was looking like a placeholder for Jonathan Isaac but now might hold onto the starting small forward spot for as long as the Magic are in the bubble. He and Wes Iwundu (18 minutes, four points, one block) will try to hold down the fort, but neither is a recommended fantasy option.
August 1, 2020, 11:14 amWes IwunduSF, Orlando Magic
Wes Iwundu (neck soreness) is listed as questionable to play against the Kings on Sunday.
Iwundu is close to returning and had an outside chance to play on Friday after being upgraded from out to questionable before eventually being held out. He may cut into James Ennis' minutes but neither player has any fantasy appeal regardless.
July 16, 2020, 8:25 pmJames Ennis IIISF, Orlando Magic
James Ennis struggled on the Magic, averaging 6.0 points, 0.8 3s, 3.3 rebounds and 0.5 steals on .435 shooting.
Ennis played in 61 games this year which is a positive, but his defense isn't good enough to make up for his inaccuracy from the field. He finishes the year with 298/300 value in 8/9-cat leagues.
July 15, 2020, 11:30 amJames Ennis IIISF, Orlando Magic
On a Zoom call with reporters on Wednesday, James Ennis said that he was the Magic player who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month.
Ennis added that he did have symptoms, which included a headache for 4-5 days and some nausea, but he's feeling well and practiced today for the first time in the bubble. He will continue to add some depth for the Magic as they make their push for the playoffs.
Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter
June 6, 2020, 7:13 pmAl-Farouq AminuPF, Orlando Magic
Al-Farouq Aminu (right torn meniscus), "most likely will not be healthy enough to return," when the season resumes according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Aminu had season-ending surgery in early January and shed his brace in March. There some some speculation he could return due to the extra time off but in an interview this week, Magic president Jeff Weltman didn't give any indication Aminu was close to a return saying, “Not a whole lot of news there. As always, we’re going to wait and see how they respond to rehab." With Jonathan Isaac in the same boat as Aminu, expect Khem Birch and James Ennis to continue splitting the frontcourt minutes opposite Aaron Gordon.
Source: Orlando Sentinel
February 21, 2020, 5:07 pmJames Ennis IIISF, Orlando Magic
James Ennis will start for the Magic against the Mavs on Friday.
Don't read too much into this maneuver as Ennis never brought much to the fantasy table in the past. His role will impinge upon Terrence Ross, who also will have to deal with the return of D.J. Augustin at this point. Just leave Ennis on the wire unless you are in a deep league.
Source: Magic PR on Twitter
February 10, 2020, 11:49 amJames Ennis IIISF, Orlando Magic
Magic coach Steve Clifford said that James Ennis will make his debut Monday's game against the Hawks.
Ennis carries no fantasy value of his own, but his presence in the rotation will likely impact Terrence Ross, who's been hovering around standard league value ever since D.J. Augustin went down. No one has really stepped up since Jonathan Isaac suffered a season-ending knee injury, so this is merely a situation to monitor from afar in case any one player emerges.
Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter
February 6, 2020, 5:08 pmAmile JeffersonPF, Free Agent
The Magic have waived Amile Jefferson on Thursday in order to create a roster spot after the trade deadline.
The Magic made this move after needing a roster spot after trading for James Ennis III. Jefferson was not part of the Magic's rotation and is not on the fantasy radar.
Source: John Denton on Twitter