2 frontcourt players the Boston Celtics could sign for the postseason

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 01: James Ennis III #10 of the Los Angeles Clippers during a break in the action during the second quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on January 01, 2022 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 01: James Ennis III #10 of the Los Angeles Clippers during a break in the action during the second quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on January 01, 2022 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images) /
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Frontcourt option for the Boston Celtics No. 2) James Ennis

It seems like we at HH are constantly discussing the possibility of seeing the Boston Celtics pursuing the likes of James Ennis and, unfortunately, it has been to no avail.

However, until he’s snatched up by another NBA team or, better yet, signed by the C’s, we’ll continue to pound this proverbial drum for, frankly, adding him makes quite a ton of sense for this roster.

Now, granted, he may not be a frontcourt option that will directly impact the void left behind by Robert Williams down low, but Ennis is a player who can help bring some extra defensive versatility to the rotation (which, indirectly, could soften the blow of losing Time Lord) while also giving the Jays a seasoned veteran to have back them up on the depth chart and to have come in and allow them to get some much-needed rest when need be.

Since 2017, the 3-and-D wing finds himself boasting 12.4 points and 5.9 boards per 75 possessions on 46.5 percent shooting from deep and 35 percent shooting from the floor.

Just last season, in fact, we saw Ennis arguably have his best full season since entering the league back in 2014, as he would go on to post solid averages of 8.4 points and four rebounds on 47 percent shooting from the floor and 43 percent shooting from deep in 24 minutes a night.

On top of this, he continued to showcase his ability to guard players from the two all the way down to the four at an efficient level when on defense.

Despite the fact that he couldn’t manage to find a consistent gig with a ball club this season, signing three 10-day contracts with three different squads, during his brief stints with the Nets, Clippers, and Nuggets the 31-year-old proved that he still has the capability of producing when given an opportunity.

As a collective on the year, Ennis put up averages of 18.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per 75 possessions on 37.5 percent shooting from deep in seven total games played.

While he may not have untapped upside by any stretch of the word, having someone of James Ennis’ ilk could prove to be a luxury on both sides of the ball, and could be a great way to better bolstering the team’s frontcourt depth should (heaven forbid) they endure another drastic loss to a core player.

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