Lakers release guard Ennis

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The Los Angeles Lakers have released guard Tyler Ennis, according to a report.

Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports Ennis' $1.7 million contract would have become guaranteed July 5.

The 23-year-old Canadian averaged 4.1 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 12.6 minutes in 54 games (11 starts) for the Lakers last season.

The 6-foot-3, 194-pound guard shot 42.0 percent from the field and 25.0 percent from beyond the 3-point line.

Ennis was acquired from the Houston Rockets for veteran guard Marcelo Huertas on Feb. 23, 2017.