REPORT: James Ennis could return from hamstring injury Thursday vs. Warriors
Ennis has been out since Dec. 11 due to a strained right hamstring. It’s the second time this year Ennis has dealt with a hamstring injury.
Mike D'Antoni says James Ennis III out tonight, could go against Golden State Thursday
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) December 31, 2018
In the 23 games he has played in this season for Houston, Ennis is averaging 8.0 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. The 28-year-old swingman is shooting 48.9 percent from the field, 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.0 percent from the free-throw line.
Houston is starting to pick up steam and rise in the Western Conference standings. The return of Ennis will give the Rockets another long perimeter defender and a guy who can knock down open jump shots. Ennis is a career 35.9 percent shooter from the 3-point line.
The Rockets looked like a shell of themselves following a 1-5 start at the beginning of the season. However, now they are starting to look like a championship contender again.
Houston enters their Monday matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies at 20-15 and has won four games in a row.