NBA trade news: Rockets deal James Ennis to 76ers

James Ennis

This is the second move the Rockets have made before Thursday’s deadline.

The Rockets have traded forward James Ennis to the 76ers.

In return, the deal gives Houston the right to swap their 2021 second-round pick with the 76ers’ own 2021 second-round pick, the team announced Thursday.

Ennis, 28, is averaging 7.4 points and 2.9 rebounds this season.

This was the second move the Rockets made before the 3 p.m. ET trade deadline.

Houston also acquired Iman Shumpert in a three-team trade with the Kings and Cavaliers on Wednesday. The Rockets also got Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin from the Cavaliers in the deal.

The Rockets sent a first-round pick, Brandon Knight and Marquese Chriss to Cleveland and the Kings received Alec Burks from the Cavaliers as part of the trade.

Houston is 32-22, fifth in the Western Conference standings entering Thursday’s play.