Miami Heat Podcast: Rookie James Ennis on his unusual path to the NBA

In our newest episode of the Miami Heat podcast, we talk with rookie James Ennis to discuss his path to the NBA and how his upbringing has shaped his approach to the game. He talks about why he made the decision to play in Australia after his rights were acquired by the Heat in 2013 and how he’s had to adjust to the NBA this year, along with the lessons he’s learning from his new teammates.

:10 – Did the Heat show interest in you before you were traded to the team on draft day last year?

:50 – Why did you decide to play overseas last year instead of perhaps playing in the D-League?

1:25 – What were the lessons learned playing in Australia?

1:55 – What was it like playing briefly in Puerto Rico earlier this year?

2:20 – How confident were you that you would earn a final spot on the Heat roster this time around?

2:40 – How are you adjusting to the NBA game?

3:00 – How good does it feel to get the support from Heat fans since day one?

3:25 – Is your humble nature a byproduct of your unique path to the NBA and/or your upbringing?

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4:30 – How has your game improved playing alongside your new Heat teammates?