The Atlanta Hawks didn’t go international this time, and picked up James Ennis with the 50th pick in the NBA Draft. Ennis would have been a nice selection for the Hawks, but he didn’t stay long as the Hawks traded him to the Miami Heat. The Heat now get a good swing man to come off the bench and be a good feature should the Heat lose Ray Allen or trade away any bench players. The Heat came into the draft with no picks this year, but were able to pick up a nice addition in Ennis.
Ennis now goes to the two-time defending NBA champions, and will have plenty of veteran leadership to learn from. He will no doubt see some playing time as the Heat are equipped to make another deep run into the playoffs and possible another finals appearance. To complete the deal, the Hawks receive a future pick from the Heat. It’s a little mind blowing that the Hawks would make this deal, Ennis would have been a nice addition to the young Hawks team. He would have paired nicely with the other picks the Hawks made in Dennis Schroeder and Ricky Neto.
This is good trade for the Heat, they were able to get younger, but also get a nice versatile player. Learning from Lebron James only helps Ennis in terms of upside, and he should make a nice role off the bench. Ennis will be very happy enjoying the winning ways of the Heat, but also the nice weather as well.