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
February 6, 2020, 3:37 pmTrey BurkePG, Philadelphia Sixers
The Sixers waived Trey Burke on Thursday.
The Sixers acquired Glen Robinson III and Alec Burks yesterday and had to create two roster spots in order to make room for them. They were able to trade James Ennis III but were forced to waive Burke after being unable to find a trade partner. Burke is not on the fantasy radar but could find himself on another team before the end of the season.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
February 6, 2020, 3:10 pmJames Ennis IIISF, Orlando Magic
The Sixers have traded James Ennis to the magic in exchange for a second round pick.
The Sixers had to get rid of two players after acquiring Alec Burks and Glen Robinson III from the Warriors, and will likely waive someone in the coming days. As for Ennis, he goes to a more favorable situation with the Magic losing Jonathan Isaac and Al-Farouq Aminu earlier in the year. Ennis may work his way into a solid role off the bench, but isn't a recommended pickup in standard leagues.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
January 23, 2020, 2:58 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson (left hamstring strain) will be re-evaluated in two to three weeks after getting injured in the opening minutes of Wednesday's loss to the Raptors.
Richardson was ruled out for the game shortly after leaving, and this confirms the teams' fears that it will be a multi-week absence. Furkan Korkmaz was the primary beneficiary on Wednesday after Richardson left the game, with James Ennis and Shake Milton also getting extra minutes. Korkmaz is the guy to target of the group, though Joel Embiid's eventual return is sure to shuffle the rotation once again.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
January 17, 2020, 8:54 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson ran into a screen on Friday and injured his left elbow.
The collision looked bad but Richardson was able to return to the game on Friday. He has played 36 minutes per game over his past six games, so there will be plenty of minutes to go around if he misses time. Matisse Thybulle has seen extra run with Joel Embiid out and could see increased value if Richardson misses time. Furkan Korkmaz, James Ennis and Mike Scott could also be streaming options for points and threes.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter
January 8, 2020, 12:57 pmMatisse ThybulleSG-SF, Philadelphia Sixers
Matisse Thybulle (right knee sprain) will play on Thursday.
Thybulle has missed a couple of weeks but is ready to return. He doesn't carry a ton of value, but can contribute in the steals department. He also averaged 1.6 made threes and hit 54.5 percent of 3-point attempts in the month of December. James Ennis should see a reduced role going forward.
Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter
January 3, 2020, 1:15 pmJames Ennis IIISF, Philadelphia Sixers
James Ennis (stomach illness) has been ruled out of Friday's matchup vs. the Rockets.
He missed Thursday's practice and was already doubtful heading into this one so this shouldn't come as a big surprise. The Sixers recalled Zhaire Smith from their G-League affiliate on Thursday and he might get some playing time for the first time this season.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
January 2, 2020, 5:35 pmJames Ennis IIISF, Philadelphia Sixers
James Ennis is doubtful ahead of Friday's tilt vs. the Rockets as he deals with a stomach illness.
Ennis missed practice on Thursday so it doesn't come as a surprise that his chances of playing on Friday are in jeopardy. The Sixers might play Zhaire Smith for the first time this season as he was just recalled from their G League affiliate earlier in the day. Furkan Korkmaz and Shake Milton could also see an increase in playing time.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 2, 2020, 3:03 pmJames Ennis IIISF, Philadelphia Sixers
James Ennis (illness) did not participate in Thursday's practice, and his status is uncertain ahead of Friday's game with the Rockets.
If Ennis can't go on Friday, it would open up a few minutes on the wing for players like Furkan Korkmaz and Shake Milton.
Source: Kyle Nuebeck on Twitter
December 28, 2019, 11:00 pmJames Ennis IIISF, Philadelphia Sixers
James Ennis III was productive in 20 minutes off the bench on Saturday, posting 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting with one 3-pointer, two rebounds, one assist, one trey, one steal and one block.
Ennis III has not been pinging on fantasy radars recently and is too erratic to trust in season-long leagues.
December 28, 2019, 1:46 pmTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris (right hip soreness) is being listed as questionable to play against the Heat on Saturday.
Harris has not missed a game all season so far while putting up top-50 standard league value. If he does need to miss this one, James Ennis and Furkan Korkmaz may be asked to step up, while Trey Burke may also see some more minutes with Ben Simmons playing some forward.
Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter
December 22, 2019, 1:00 pmMatisse ThybulleSG-SF, Philadelphia Sixers
Matisse Thybulle (right knee sprain, bone bruise) will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
He's currently thought to be out indefinitely which is very bad for fantasy owners. He had carved out a sizable role in the 76ers rotation and was providing owners with triples and defensive stats. He's worth holding onto for now but in his absence Furkan Korkmaz and James Ennis will see an uptick in production.
Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter