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The Houston Rockets have traded forward Michael Beasley to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for guard Tyler Ennis. Rockets GM John Hammond made the announcement on Thursday afternoon.
After dominating in China, Beasley signed with the Rockets last season, averaging 12.8 points and 4.9 rebounds through 20 games. Ennis appeared in 46 games for the Bucks last season, averaging 4.5 points per game. Via NBA.com:
Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has acquired guard Tyler Ennis from Milwaukee in exchange for forward Michael Beasley.
Ennis (6-3, 194) was an early entry candidate for the 2014 NBA Draft following his freshman season at Syracuse and was selected 18th overall by Phoenix. He was acquired by the Bucks midway through his rookie season. Ennis was born in Brampton, Ontario outside of Toronto and is a member of the Canadian National Team.
Last season, Ennis appeared in 46 games with seven starts for the Bucks. Over the final 18 games, he averaged 7.6 points, 3.7 assists and 2.8 rebounds in just 23.6 minutes per game while shooting 48.3% from the floor. For the season, Ennis ranked fourth in assists per 48 minutes played among players 21 or younger.