Unlikely Hero Propels Warriors Over Clippers

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 14: Dylan Ennis
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 14: Dylan Ennis /

The Golden State Warriors got help from an intriguing source in their win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.

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The Golden State Warriors headed into July 14th’s game vs. the Los Angeles Clippers with not much to be proud of. Golden State entered the game with a 1-4 record in the Las Vegas Summer League, and not many players showing a lot of promise besides Patrick McCaw and Jordan Bell. This would all change after the Dubs played the Clips in a measly consolation game, where McCaw nor Bell even played.

Dylan Ennis is a Point Guard that you’ve probably never heard of. Ennis started his collegiate career in 2011 attending Rice University, but only spent one year there before transferring to Villanova. After little success at ‘Nova, he ended up playing his final two years at the University of Oregon. Dylan never averaged more than 11 points per game in college, and had only scored 21 combined points in his five summer league games prior to Friday’s game.

Ennis exploded for 20 points in the second quarter alone on Friday, 23 overall in the first half.

Ennis went on a streak where he hit three pointers on FIVE, yes five consecutive possessions. This second quarter performance was just incredible, as “MVP” chants were heard throughout the crowd.

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Ennis finished the game with an astounding 35 points, on 8-11 shooting from beyond the arc. He also tallied 7 rebounds and 3 steals. This performance might earn Dylan a roster spot, and his former Oregon teammate Jordan Bell will be pushing for him to make the team, I’m sure.

Personally, I think signing Ennis would be a good move for the Warriors. He has proven that he is a leader on the court, and can score when needed. Overall, Ennis is a talent that Golden State could stash in the NBA G-League, and call up to the roster when needed.