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The Miami Heat wanted James Ennis to play in the D-League. But he has his family to worry about. Ennis, taken with the No. 50 pick by Atlanta in June's draft and then traded to Miami, will play next season for the Perth Wildcats in Australia. But Ennis said Sunday that wasn't the Heat's preference. "They wanted me to go the D-League," Ennis said by phone to FOX Sports Florida. "I basically put my family first. My family is struggling (financially), and I want to help support them. So that's why I'm going (to Australia)." FOXSports Florida

The Heat still will retain Ennis' rights. He has an opt-out clause that would allow him to leave the Wildcats for the NBA during the season and still get his full Australian salary. But it's much more likely Ennis won't join the Heat until 2014-15. "They said that I have a real good shot to be on the team next year," Ennis said. For now, Ennis will leave Thursday for Australia. Training camp starts next week and the regular season begins in early October. "I'm very excited," Ennis said. "I don't know much about Australia, but it's going to be a really good opportunity." FOXSports Florida

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James Ennis' NBA career will begin in Australia. Scott Nichols, Ennis' agent, Friday confirmed to the Sun Sentinel the agreement between Ennis and the Perth Wildcats, an arrangement that provides the 2013 second-round pick out of Long Beach State the option to return to the Miami Heat this season if summoned. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Sources with knowledge of the deal say Flynn's contract with Melbourne has an out clause that allows for an immediate return to the NBA if someone calls. If Flynn had done what most players in his sneakers are doing these days -- taking the big money in China -- he'd have been prevented from coming back to the States until the end of the Chinese season in March. ESPN.com

November 5, 2012 Updates

In a coup for the Club and the NBL, the Melbourne Tigers have secured the services of American scoring sensation Jonny Flynn. The 2009 NBA Draft pick number six has shown he can light up the world's biggest stage, and now, Australian basketball fans will get the opportunity to watch the man dubbed 'Mr Basketball' live in action from this Friday night! NBL.com.au

Marc Stein: Jonny Flynn indeed signing w/Melbourne Tigers in Australia after recent release by Pistons, but sources say Aussie deal has NBA out clause Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

August 9, 2012 Updates

Joe Ingles will have NBA scouts knocking on his door after a thoroughbred performance against a Dream Team ignited by the Kobe and LeBron show. Australian coach Brett Brown singled out the versatile Barcelona-based Ingles, 24, as worthy of playing beside basketball's elite on a regular basis after he looked at home against the US team's $150 million-a-year cast at the Olympics yesterday. FOXSports.com

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