James Ennis’ hilarious message hinting that Lakers should sign him amidst winless preseason

Robert Marvi
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The Los Angeles Lakers have struggled so far in the preseason, and arguably the biggest culprit has been the issues on the defensive end.

In response, James Ennis posted a tweet that seemed to suggest that L.A. should sign him to rectify its defensive issues.

Granted, the Lakers haven’t played their full complement of players yet in the exhibition season. But it seems to be no excuse for their weak defense.

They have given up no fewer than 117 points in each of their four preseason games, and they have allowed over 120 points in three of the four contests.

Ennis is a 6-foot-6 forward who has been a free agent since the conclusion of last season. He may not be a game changer, but he does have the ability to defend and hit 3-pointers.

The Lakers have a lack of small forwards who have the legitimate height and size to guard the NBA’s premier players at that position. Their one player other than LeBron James who does fit that description, Trevor Ariza, is out for at least two months after undergoing surgery.

The Lakers reportedly showed some interest in Ennis during the offseason. Only time will tell if they end up taking a flyer on him.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.