Report: 76ers trading James Ennis to Magic
Update: Shams Charania of The Athletic:
Sources: Philadelphia is waiving guard Trey Burke.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 6, 2020
The 76ers are trading for Glenn Robinson III and Alec Burks to upgrade their underwhelming bench.
James Ennis saw the writing on the wall.
Because he re-signed with Philadelphia on a 1+1 contract, Ennis could have blocked getting traded. Instead, he’s approving a deal to the Magic.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:
Philadelphia has traded James Ennis to Magic for a second-round pick, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2020
With Jonathan Isaac and Al-Farouq Aminu injured, Ennis should play regularly in Orlando. The Magic are on track to make the playoffs. It’s worth being a little more competitive, especially when it requires just adding a minimum-salary player.
Ennis holds a $2,130,023 player option for next season. Considering their impending luxury-tax bill, the 76ers might appreciate getting off that possible salary.
Philadelphia must shed another player to complete its trade with the Warriors. So, there’s another trade or a waiver to be announced.