Tyler Ennis gradually found his way into the Lakers’ rotation after being traded for Marcelo Huertas on Feb. 23. The 22-year-old largely road the bench on the playoff-bound Houston Rockets, but ended up averaging 7.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting in 22 games with Los Angeles. Ennis was particularly effective late in the year, finding his 3-point stroke while impressing head coach Luke Walton with his defense.
By the Numbers
2: Starts made by Ennis, including his 19-point, six-assist contribution in an April 5 victory over San Antonio.
20: Points scored against Minnesota on April 9, which were his career-high. Ennis led the Lakers to one of their final wins of the year, shooting 7-of-9 from the field with five assists and four 3-pointers.
44: Consecutive games without reaching double-digit scoring, dating back to last season. Ennis ended that drought by providing at least 10 points in seven of his last 10 appearances.
Having played for four teams in the first three years of his career, Ennis is still looking for a place to call home. The Canadian would like to make his name in Los Angeles, saying that playing for the Lakers was “the first time I was able to come in and get a fair shot.”