There were rumors before training camp started that the Los Angeles Lakers were thinking about signing James Ennis. That didn’t happen, and Ennis is still a free agent as we get closer to the start of the 2021-22 regular season.

Well, it appears Ennis is basically begging the Lakers to give him a contract:

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Ennis tweeted this on Sunday night at the tail end of the Lakers’ ugly 123-94 preseason loss to the Phoenix Suns. Los Angeles dropped to 0-4 in the preseason with this defeat, and the defense has been a train wreck so far. The Lakers have given up over 120 points in three of the four losses, with 117 points allowed in the other one.

There is, of course, no reason to panic for Los Angeles. While the preseason performance has been troubling, these games still don’t matter and the Big Three hasn’t even played together yet. That will change on Tuesday, and this Lakers squad will surely lock in when it matters. There are some reasonable concerns to be had about this roster, but we know they’re not going to be bad.

Ennis would be a nice pickup for Los Angeles, especially after the injury to Trevor Ariza, but it’s not like he would make or break this team. We’ll see if the Lakers wind up going the route of signing Ennis or not.