Magic and James Ennis reportedly agree to contract

The Magic will reportedly be retaining the services of swingman James Ennis, who last season averaged 5.8 points per game for the Sixers and then 8.5 PPG for the Magic. It’s a one-year contract. Via the Orlando Sentinel:

Earlier in the week, the veteran forward declined to exercise his $2.13 million player option for 2020-21. Coming back for the same length of time on a new deal would seem to indicate Ennis could be getting more money or that he’s on track to be the Magic’s starting small forward.

In fact, Ennis will become the only small forward on the roster. Rookie Chuma Okeke is more of a power forward, although he could end up playing at the small forward spot. The Magic on Thursday declined to extend a qualifying offer to small forward Wes Iwundu, making him a free agent.

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