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James Ennis may postpone Heat debut


via Inside Hoops


The Miami Heat draft pick James Ennis was quietly considered as a steal. An actual rotation player the Heat stumbled upon in the 2nd round.

However, he might have to delay his Heat debut for a year.

The Heat have a lot at stake on their title defense this year. Perhaps more than just next season, as losing the title might make Lebron departure scenes possible.

per Inside Hoops:

Miami Heat 2013 second-round NBA Draft pick James Ennis likely will spend the coming season overseas, with the Heat maintaining his draft rights, agent Scott Nichols on Monday told the Sun Sentinel.

Nichols cited the Heat’s glut of veteran wings, the team’s position hard against the NBA luxury tax and the Heat’s number of expiring contracts after the coming season as reasons why a 2014-15 NBA debut with the team might make more sense for the swingman out of Long Beach State who was acquired in a draft-night trade with the Atlanta Hawks.

“It comes down to a numbers game and a tax game,” Nichols said, with a decision on his client’s 2013-14 playing status expected to be finalized later this week.

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