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30 Years of Heat: All-Time All-Player Countdown #114-112

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James Ennis features in today’s countdown article.

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114. James Ennis

Ennis, a 6’7”, 210 lb. small forward from Ventura, California, was born on July 1st, 1990. After playing college ball with California State University at Long Beach, the Atlanta Hawks chose him in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft with the 50th overall selection.

Ennis never played with the Hawks, getting traded to the Heat for a second round pick later in the day. He made his NBA debut a year later, scoring five memorable points with two rebounds in 15 minutes of Miami’s season opening 107-95 victory against the Washington Wizards (see video for two of them). He would go on to play in 62 games for Miami, starting three times at small forward.

Ennis averaged 4.8 points and 2.7 boards for the Heat through his first season with the team. His best game while with the team came on December 21st, in a 100-84 triumph against the Boston Celtics. Ennis played 26 minutes off the bench, scoring 16 points with eight rebounds. On April 15th, he scored 17 points with 12 rebounds and six assists for his only double-double while with the Heat in 48 minutes on the floor. Coach Spoelstra played four of his five starters for the full 48 minutes in the season’s final game, a 105-101 win against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Ennis played seven minutes for the Heat in 2015-16 over three games, totaling an assist and a foul. On November 15th, the Heat traded him with Mario Chalmers to the Memphis Grizzlies for Jarnell Stokes and Beno Udrih. He played in 10 games with the Grizz, later appearing in nine for the New Orleans Pelicans. He rejoined the Grizzlies last season for 64 games, scoring 6.0 points with 3.6 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 23.5 minutes per game.

Stat Line: 65 games, 16.3 minutes, .409 field goals, .326 three-pointers, .840 free throws, 4.8 points, 2.7 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 11.4 PER, 1.9 Win Shares

Cumulative GameScore: 242.6

113. Jamaal Magloire

Jamaal Magloire is a 6'11" center from Toronto, Canada. Born on May 21st, 1978, he graduated from Eastern School of Commerce High in 1996. He joined the University of Kentucky Wildcats the following season for four years of college basketball. As a senior, he averaged 13 points and nine rebounds in 30 minutes per contest. The Charlotte Hornets selected him in the first round of the 2000 draft with the 19th overall pick.

Magloire sent his first five NBA seasons with the Hornets, first in Charlotte then later in New Orleans. In 343 games, he averaged 9.5 points and 7.4 rebounds in 25 minutes per game. He ranks 10th on their all-time leaderboard in games played, fifth with 399 blocks, and fourth with 2,532 rebounds. He then played with the Milwaukee Bucks (82 games), the Portland TrailBlazers (81 games), the New Jersey Nets (24 games), and the Dallas Mavericks (seven games). During the 2008 offseason, he signed a free agent contract with Miami for three years and $3,600,288.

Magloire's first season with the Heat would see him play in 55 games, starting 12 and averaging three points (on 50.5% shooting) and four rebounds in an average of 13 minutes per appearance. On January 18th, in a 104-94 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder, he scored 13 points and six rebounds with two blocks. On March 23rd, he earned his only double double of the season, scoring 10 points with 12 rebounds in a 94-82 win against the Memphis Grizzlies. He played in all seven of Miami's playoff matchups. His best game was game six of the seven game series to the Atlanta Hawks, when he scored two points with seven rebounds in 13 minutes.

2009-10 would see Magloire appear in 36 games, scoring two points per game on 50% shooting and grabbing 3.4 rebounds per appearance. He also managed to make exactly one assist in 359 minutes. According to's "gamescore" statistic, his best game was on March 10th, in a 108-97 win against the Los Angeles Clippers, when he scored six points with nine rebounds, three blocks and a steal. He made one postseason appearance, playing five minutes in one game, grabbing a rebound with a turnover and a personal foul.

In 2010-11 he played 18 games for the Heat, averaging two points and 3.4 rebounds in nine minutes per appearance. He shot a career best 59.1% from the floor. He didn't score in double digits all season, and only collected 10 or more rebounds once. That was on April 13th, in a 97-79 win against the Toronto Raptors, he scored eight points with 19 rebounds and two steals. He appeared three times through Miami's run to their second NBA title, scoring four points and making five rebounds in 18 minutes.

Magloire played 34 games with the Toronto Raptors in 2011-12. After getting waived, he stayed on with the team as a consultant and as a team ambassador.

Stat Line: 109 games, 11.2 minutes, .507 field goals, .431 free throws, 2.5 points, 3.7 assists, 10.5 PER, 2.5 Win Shares

Cumulative GameScore: 245.7

112. Walt Willams

Walt Williams was a 6'8" small forward from Washington D.C. Born on April 16th, 1970, he graduated from Crossland High School in Temple, MD in 1988. He joined the Terrapins at the University of Maryland, playing four seasons and averaging 27 points, five rebounds, and four assists per game as a senior. The Sacramento Kings chose him in the first round of the 1992 draft, with the seventh overall pick. Williams, also known as "The Wiz," played four seasons with the Kings (238 games), scoring 15 points with 4.5 rebounds and three assists per game. The Kings sent him along with Tyrone Corbin to the Heat for Kevin Gamble and Billy Owens on February 22nd, 1996.

Williams played in 28 games for Miami, starting all of them at small forward. He played 28 minutes a night, shooting 46.3% from the floor and 45.5% from deep. He scored a dozen points with four rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. On March 8 in a 109-79 win over the Toronto Raptors, he went eight-for-13, scoring 21 points with eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals. He scored 23 points with five steals on March 22nd in a 122-106 win against the Milwaukee Bucks. He made three postseason appearances, scoring 14 points with 12 rebounds and five assists over three losses to the Chicago Bulls. The Heat released him following the season.

Williams went on to play with the Toronto Raptors (101 games), the Portland Trail Blazers(79 games), the Houston Rockets (196 games), and the Dallas Mavericks (66 games).

Stat Line: One season, 28 games, 28.1 minutes, .463 field goals, .455 three-pointers, .550 free throws, 12.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.6 blocks, 15.1 PER, 2.2 win shares.

Cumulative GameScore: 251.3