Tyler Ennis Traded to Lakers; Rockets Receive Marcelo Huertas

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistFebruary 23, 2017

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The Los Angeles Lakers have added another young player to their rotation, acquiring Tyler Ennis from the Houston Rockets in a trade for Marcelo Huertas.

Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the deal, noting the Rockets will waive Huertas.

Ennis has struggled to see the floor in Houston, averaging just 6.3 minutes per game in 31 contests this season.

The 22-year-old was originally drafted by the Phoenix Suns with the No. 18 pick in 2014. After bouncing back and forth between the NBA and the D-League, he was sent to the Milwaukee Bucks as part of a three-team trade with the Philadelphia 76ers. Milwaukee then dealt Ennis to Houston in exchange for Michael Beasley last offseason.

Unfortunately, he hasn't been able to prove himself at any of his stops. He has averaged 3.5 points and 1.8 assists per game in 110 career appearances.

While the production hasn't been there, the point guard is still young and comes to the Lakers at minimal cost.

Meanwhile, Huertas wasn't getting much playing time with the Lakers either. The 33-year-old Brazilian appeared in just 23 games this season, averaging 2.7 points in 10.3 minutes per game.

If he is indeed waived by the Rockets, it might be difficult for the veteran to find another landing spot before the end of the season.


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