Rockets, Ennis agree on two-year pact

James Ennis signed a two-year deal with Houston in July.

The Houston Rockets and free agent James Ennis have agreed on a two-year contract, according to a report.

Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports the deal includes a second-year player option.

Ennis, 28, averaged 22.3 minutes in  72 games (22 starts) last season for Memphis and Detroit, averaging 7.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists, while shooting 47.4 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from 3-point range and 83.6 percent from the free-throw line.

Having lost forwards Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute to the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers, respectively, Houston was in search of a 3-point shooter and solid defender to add to its rotation, descriptions that have been applied to Ennis.

The 6-foot-7, 210-pound Ennis was the 50th overall selection of the 2013 NBA draft out of California State by the Atlanta Hawks.

The 28-year-old has played four NBA seasons in his career, averaging 6.4 points and 3.2 boards, shooting 45.4 percent from the field, 30.4 percent from the 3-point line and 76.7 percent from the free-throw line.

The Rockets will be Ennis’ fifth team, having also played for the Memphis Grizzlies, the Miami Heat, the Detroit Pistons and the new Orleans Pelicans.