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James Ennis
James Ennis
Position: F
Born: 07/01/90
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary:
The Athletic: When you were being recruited, you met with the Rockets front office. How did that go? James Ennis: I definitely got good vibes. Everybody was excited. I’m excited. I’m definitely looking forward to begin. They were one of the first teams to call me. They flew down to Beverly Hills and they met with us at the hotel. They put together a pitch booklet. They were all in on me. And throughout the process, Mike [D’Antoni] was great. He kept in touch with me and my agent throughout free agency to try to really put together a deal. Mike D’Antoni was a big part of it because you really want a coach to believe in you.
The Athletic: What do you make of the expectations about having to come in and fill the shoes of Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute, who helped the Rockets achieve a top-defense ranking? James Ennis: I have a chip on my shoulder. I have a lot to prove. So this year, coming in, I’m just really focused on just being the player I can be and being someone Coach can put in at anytime and help. I’m always hard on myself so I’m really not going there and thinking ‘I gotta do what he does, I gotta do what he does’. I’m gonna go in there and do what I do and play my game.
The Athletic: There’s no way to prepare for this new Warriors team other than playing them. But, do you think this Rockets team, right now, with you and Carmelo Anthony and Michael Carter-Williams as additions, can defeat the Warriors in a seven game series? James Ennis: Yes we can. A lot of power. A lot of offensive power. A lot of defensive power. Bringing in Carmelo who is an offensive threat. Michael Carter Williams is a good guard, he can score the ball, his length. If everyone is healthy, we’ll definitely beat them.
“It’s extremely important,” Harden said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports. “I think last year it was great for us because we kind of built our chemistry up before training camp, and then obviously adding Chris (Paul) and adding PJ (Tucker), we got a year under our belt. Bringing other guys in, James (Ennis) and ‘Melo (Carmelo Anthony), just got to get them acclimated before training camp starts, something we need.”