Rockets trade James Ennis to 76ers

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

The Philadelphia 76ers are adding James Ennis from the Houston Rockets in exchange for draft considerations, according to multiple media reports.

The Associated Press, citing a source, said an NBA trade call was needed to complete the deal prior to the 3 p.m. ET trade deadline.

Philadelphia will become the sixth club for the well-traveled Ennis, who averaged 7.4 points for the Rockets this season.

Ennis has also played for Miami, New Orleans, Memphis and Detroit. He's a career 36 percent shooter from 3-point range and will add to Philadelphia's bench depth.

The Rockets, who will create a $1.6 million trade exception with the deal, are inching their way closer to getting under the luxury tax. The Rockets save $2.4 million with the trade and are now $2.4 million above the tax threshold.

Houston started the season with a tax bill of $14.6 million.

ESPN's Bobby Marks and The Associated Press contributed to this report.