Memphis Grizzlies forward James Ennis III (8) goes to the basket against New York Knicks guard Courtney Lee (5) during the second half at FedExForum. Memphis Grizzlies defeated the New York Knicks 105-99.

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Grizzlies Trade James Ennis

The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to James Ennis to the Detroit Pistons for Brice Johnson and a second-round draft pick.

Producer Jeffrey Wright
February 08, 2018 - 11:44 am

The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to trade James Ennis to the Detroit Pistons in return for Brice Johnson and a second-round draft pick according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

 

The move comes a slight surprise as Tyreke Evans has been the subject of most trade speculation for the Grizzlies and currently has not been traded.

 

Ennis is currently in his fourth year in the NBA and his second with the Grizzlies while Johnson is in his second year in the league after a four-year career at North Carolina. Johnson comes to the Grizzlies after playing just 12 games in two seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers. Johnson was included in the Clippers' trade to Detroit with Blake Griffin but did not play a game as a Piston.

 

Johnson is a former first-round selection of the Clippers (25th overall) during the 2016 NBA Draft. Johnson missed much of the 2016-17 season while battling a herniated disk, playing only three games for the Clippers and played just nine games this season, alternating between the rosters of the Clippers and their G-League affiliate, the Agua Caliente Clippers.

 

Stay tuned to 92.9 FM ESPN for the latest on the developing news from the NBA trade deadline, which ends today at 2:00 p.m. CST. 

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