MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Heat have been making moves getting the team’s roster ready for the run for a three-peat this year, but one Heat player you probably won’t see on the court this year is rookie James Ennis.
According to FoxSportsFlorida.com, Ennis is likely headed to play overseas next season. The 6’7” small forward out of Long Beach State was taken with the 50th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Heat.
Ennis’ agent told Fox Sports Florida that he’s currently discussing a contract with teams in France, Russia, Australia, Italy, and Germany and that Ennis is warming up to playing abroad for at least one season.
But, Ennis’s agent, Scott Nichols, said that he believes Ennis will “definitely be playing for the Heat” next season (2014).
Currently, the Heat have 13 players on guaranteed contracts for the coming 2013-2014 season. The NBA limits the roster to 15 guaranteed contracts. The Heat may not fill the two empty spots, though they have Jarvis Varnado on a non-guaranteed contract that could take one spot.
As of August 6, the Heat’s roster looks like this: PG – Mario Chalmers, Norris Cole; SG – Dwyane Wade, Ray Allen, James Jones; SF – LeBron James, Shane Battier, Rashard Lewis, James Ennis; PF – Chris Bosh, Udonis Haslem, Jarvis Varnado; C – Chris Anderson, Greg Oden, Joel Anthony.