There’s a decent chance that the clause in James Ennis‘ contract with the Heat that makes it fully guaranteed if he makes the opening day roster will hamper Ennis from securing one of the final spots with Miami, Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel writes in a mailbag Q&A. Ennis signed a three-year deal with the Heat in July. Ennis’ contract this season is worth $845,059. Ennis’ contract could still be modified, Winderman adds.
Here’s more from around the Southeast Division:
- The Magic missed on landing Paul Millsap, who re-signed with the Hawks, but Orlando locked up Tobias Harris and have built through the draft. The franchise would be best served if it continued to build through the draft after this upcoming season and then it has a better chance of being a preferred destination for free agents, Shaun Powell of NBA.com writes in a 30 teams in 30 days series.
- Citing Kyle Korver‘s age (34), Lang Greene of Basketball Insiders pegs the Hawks shooting guard, who was an All-Star last season, as a player who will likely see a decline in production this season. Korver has been very solid in Atlanta, but the Hawks added veteran Jason Richardson and acquired Tim Hardaway Jr. this summer to add depth to the shooting guard position.