HoopsHype James Ennis rumors

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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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James Ennis turned to religion when I asked if willing to play overseas next season allowing #Heat to retain rights “I just put in it in God’s hands,’’ Ennis said. “Where he wants me to go, that’s where he wants me to go. I’m just going to compete at a high level each and every day.’’ Sulia

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The Clippers will conduct their second pre-Draft workout of the week on Wednesday when they bring in a group of guards and athletic wing players. Lorenzo Brown, a junior guard from North Carolina State, is the highest rated prospect among the group. Brandon Triche (Syracuse), James Ennis (Long Beach State) and Kwame Alexander (Cal State San Bernardino) will also attend the morning workout. NBA.com

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