HoopsHype Tyler Ennis rumors
The Canadian Senior Men’s National Team will travel to Europe this summer for a series of 11 exhibition games, but it remains unclear if rising Canadian stars Andrew Wiggins, Tyler Ennis or Nik Stauskas will young the team. All three are projected first-round picks in the June 26 NBA Draft, with Wiggins projected as a top-three pick, and they could be busy with their new NBA teams during the European tour which runs July 24-Aug. 12. “We are waiting so that we can build a relationship with the team that drafts these players and make sure that we are doing what is best for everyone involved,” Canadian coach Jay Triano told SNY.tv. ZagsBlog.com
Kamenetzky Brothers: Lakers holding 2 workouts tomorrow. First group: Tyler Ennis, Brandon Lane, Smart, Stauskas, Vonleh, and James Young. 2nd workout: Aaron Gordon, Gary Harris, Rodney Hood, Zach LaVine, Doug McDermott, and Elfrid Payton. BK Twitter @KamBrothers
What’s next for each prospect that came through Sacramento on Monday? Smart, Ennis and Vonleh are apparently heading to Los Angeles for a workout with the Lakers on Wednesday. Smart has a second workout scheduled with the Orlando Magic and will make a visit to Boston as well. Ennis will also be heading down to Orlando and has workouts scheduled with Atlanta, Charlotte and Denver. The former Syracuse point guard has already worked out for the Toronto Raptors. Cowbell Kingdom
James Ham: Just a reminder, Kings working out Eric Moreland, Elfrid Payton, Marcus Smart and Noah Vonleh right now. Tyler Ennis, John Bohannon, Stephen Holt and Brendan Lane (from Rocklin High) directly after this workout. Twitter @James_Ham
There has been — and in some circles still is — a school of thought that taking a Canadian-born player in the first round might create undue expectations but Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri and point guard Tyler Ennis of Toronto say it should never be a factor, that the days of worrying about the novelty of that scenario are long, long gone. “I think anybody that’s lucky enough to play in Toronto with the fan support that was shown in the playoffs and the great organization that the Raptors have, I think anybody that gets drafted here is lucky,” Ennis said before the one-and-done teenaged Syracuse guard went through his first team workout at the Air Canada Centre. “To have a Canadian would be great for the city, I think everybody would get behind him and I think it would just be a great opportunity.” Toronto Star
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