Reports: Babbit returns to Heat, Ennis dealt to Pistons
NBA.com Global on Feb 09, 2018 02:07 AM
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The Miami Heat have reportedly added some three-point shooting to their mix after trading for Atlanta Hawks forward Luke Babbitt.
Babbitt, who is shooting 44.1 percent from three-point range this season, is headed to the Heat for forward Okari White, reports Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated:
Sorry, Okaro White https://t.co/luUxyVSjQs— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) February 8, 2018
Babbitt is averaging 6.1 ppg and 2.2 rpg this season.
The move is actually a return for Babbitt to South Beach, having played there last season, when he averaged 4.8 points and shot 41.4 percent from beyond the arc in 68 games, including 55 starts.
The Detroit Pistons had been rumored earlier today to be looking to move newly acquired forward Brice Johnson. Although they did not end up picking up Dante Cunningham of the New Orleans Pelicans, they did add a solid contributor to their mix.
Ennis is averaging 6.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game for Memphis and joins a Detroit small forward mix that includes Reggie Bullock and Stanley Johnson.