Even after acquiring Tobias Harris, the Sixers are still in need of depth. General manager Elton Brand took a step to improve the bench prior to the deadline, agreeing to a trade with Houston for James Ennis. 

Ennis, 28, adds some offense and defense to a Sixers bench unit that is in need of both. In 39 games this season for Houston (25 starts), Ennis is averaging 7.4 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor. He’s also shooting a respectable 37.3 percent from beyond.

On the defensive end, Ennis’ size and body type make switching one of his strengths.

Ennis is under contract for $1.6 million this season and has a player option for $1.5 million in 2019-20.

In order to make room for him on the roster, the Sixers have waived Malachi Richardson. They acquired him on Wednesdau along with a future second-round pick from Toronto.