Lakers Release Tyler Ennis

The Lakers have released guard Tyler Ennis, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports tweets. His $1.7MM contract was set to become guaranteed on July 5th.

Ennis played 54 games for the Lakers last season after signing on with the franchise partway through 2016/17. He started 11 games for the club in 2017/18 with Lonzo Ball on the sidelines.

The 23-year-old Canadian averaged 4.1 points per game in his first full season with the team but struggled to find a role when the playmakers ahead of him on the depth chart were healthy. Los Angeles was Ennis’ third stop since getting drafted 18th overall by the Suns back in 2014.

Lakers  beat writer Tania Ganguli of The Los Angeles Times expects the club to target a veteran point guard once their big dominoes start to fall into place.

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