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Wayne Ellington

29-Year-Old    SG    Miami Heat

2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

10.9

REB

2.1

AST

1.2

STL

0.6

BLK

0.1

2016-17 NBA ROS Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

There was no outlook written for Wayne Ellington in 2016-17. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

HT: 6' 4"   WT: 200 lbs   DOB: 11/29/1987  College: North Carolina   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #28 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Wayne Ellington Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Heat in July of 2016.

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Wayne Ellington NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 21 76 18.2 6.6 2.1 1.0 0.3 0.1 0.8 42.4 87.1 1.0 0.4 1.7 2.1 39.5 2.5 5.9 0.8 0.9
2010-11 22 MIN 62 19.0 6.6 1.7 1.2 0.5 0.0 0.8 40.3 79.2 0.9 0.4 1.3 2.0 39.7 2.6 6.4 0.7 0.9
2011-12 23 MIN 51 19.1 6.1 1.9 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.7 40.4 80.0 0.5 0.3 1.7 2.1 32.4 2.4 5.9 0.6 0.8
2012-13 24 CLE 38 25.9 10.4 3.0 1.6 0.8 0.1 1.4 43.9 89.8 0.9 0.5 2.5 3.8 37.1 3.8 8.7 1.4 1.6
2012-13 24 MEM 40 16.9 5.5 1.3 1.1 0.4 0.0 1.0 40.7 93.8 0.6 0.1 1.2 2.4 42.3 2.0 5.0 0.4 0.4
2012-13 24 CLE/MEM 78 21.3 7.9 2.1 1.3 0.6 0.0 1.2 42.7 90.7 0.7 0.3 1.8 3.1 39.2 2.9 6.8 0.9 1.0
2013-14 25 DAL 45 8.7 3.2 1.0 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.6 43.7 90.9 0.2 0.2 0.8 1.3 42.4 1.2 2.8 0.2 0.2
2013-14 25 LAL 45 8.7 3.2 1.0 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.6 43.7 90.9 0.2 0.2 0.8 1.3 42.4 1.2 2.8 0.2 0.2
2013-14 25 DAL/LAL 90 8.7 3.2 1.0 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.6 43.7 90.9 0.2 0.2 0.8 1.3 42.4 1.2 2.8 0.2 0.2
2014-15 26 LAL 65 25.8 10.0 3.2 1.6 0.5 0.0 1.4 41.2 81.3 0.8 0.5 2.8 3.7 37.0 3.9 9.5 0.8 1.0
2015-16 27 BKN 76 21.3 7.7 2.3 1.1 0.6 0.1 1.3 38.9 85.7 0.6 0.3 2.0 3.5 35.8 2.9 7.4 0.7 0.8
2016-17 28 MIA 53 24.9 10.9 2.1 1.2 0.6 0.1 2.5 42.0 87.5 0.5 0.3 1.8 6.5 37.7 3.9 9.3 0.7 0.8
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Wayne Ellington NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 3 19.3 4.7 1.3 0.7 0.3 0.0 1.3 35.7 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.0 3.7 36.4 1.7 4.7 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 6 20.2 8.2 2.2 0.7 0.3 0.0 2.2 42.9 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.7 5.8 37.1 3.0 7.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 15 21.9 10.9 2.5 0.8 0.4 0.1 3.0 46.0 80.0 0.4 0.4 2.1 7.0 42.9 3.8 8.3 0.3 0.3
Last 5 Games 5 19.8 6.0 2.2 0.6 0.2 0.0 1.6 34.4 0.0 0.0 0.6 1.6 5.4 29.6 2.2 6.4 0.0 0.0
Last 10 Games 10 22.1 10.6 2.2 1.0 0.4 0.0 2.9 43.5 100.0 0.1 0.4 1.8 7.2 40.3 3.7 8.5 0.3 0.3
Last 20 Games 20 22.4 10.4 2.4 0.9 0.4 0.1 2.9 41.8 81.8 0.6 0.5 1.9 7.1 40.4 3.6 8.5 0.5 0.6

 

2016-17 NBA Game Log   Wayne Ellington
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Mar 26 @BOS 112-108 18 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 3 1 0 1
Mar 23 TOR 84-101 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 1
Mar 21 PHO 112-97 27 11 1 2 1 0 0 4 8 0 0 3 6 0 1 0
Mar 19 POR 104-115 23 9 5 0 0 0 0 3 10 0 0 3 10 2 3 0
Mar 17 MIN 123-105 18 7 2 1 0 0 0 3 8 0 0 1 6 0 2 0
Mar 15 NOP 120-112 22 19 2 1 1 0 0 7 10 0 0 5 8 0 2 2
Mar 12 @IND 102-98 27 19 1 2 0 0 0 7 13 0 0 5 11 0 1 0
Mar 11 TOR 104-89 19 11 3 0 1 0 1 3 8 2 2 3 8 0 3 1
Mar 8 CHA 108-101 22 9 1 0 1 0 0 3 10 0 0 3 8 0 1 2
Mar 6 @CLE 98-106 32 18 4 4 0 0 0 6 12 1 1 5 10 1 3 1
Mar 4 CLE 120-92 24 12 4 0 1 0 1 4 9 0 0 4 7 1 3 2
Mar 3 @ORL 110-99 20 14 2 0 1 0 1 6 10 0 0 2 6 0 2 0
Mar 1 PHI 125-98 25 18 3 0 0 0 0 6 9 0 0 6 9 1 2 1
Feb 27 @DAL 96-89 17 6 2 2 0 1 1 2 6 0 1 2 6 0 2 0
Feb 25 IND 113-95 21 7 4 0 0 0 2 2 5 1 1 2 5 0 4 0
Feb 24 @ATL 90-108 22 9 1 0 0 0 2 3 11 0 1 3 9 0 1 3
Feb 15 @HOU 109-117 15 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 1 3 1 0 0
Feb 13 ORL 107-116 21 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 0 0 2 6 0 0 2
Feb 11 @PHI 117-109 36 16 5 2 1 0 4 4 14 5 5 3 10 3 2 1
Feb 10 @BKN 99-108 25 9 4 2 1 0 0 3 9 0 0 3 8 0 4 2
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Feb 8 @MIL 88-106 28 17 2 1 0 0 1 6 11 0 0 5 8 0 2 1
Feb 6 @MIN 113-115 15 6 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 2 2 0 2 0
Feb 4 PHI 125-102 16 11 2 0 1 0 3 4 7 1 1 2 4 1 1 5
Feb 1 ATL 116-93 26 7 2 3 0 0 0 2 11 2 2 1 6 0 2 2
Jan 30 BKN 104-96 18 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Jan 28 DET 116-103 34 19 0 2 1 0 1 7 10 0 0 5 7 0 0 1
Jan 27 @CHI 88-100 27 14 4 2 2 1 0 6 16 0 0 2 8 0 4 1
Jan 25 @BKN 106-109 36 22 4 1 0 0 0 8 15 2 2 4 7 1 3 1
Jan 23 GSW 105-102 33 9 2 3 4 0 1 3 12 1 1 2 8 0 2 2
Jan 21 MIL 109-97 35 15 5 0 1 0 0 6 12 0 0 3 9 0 5 1
Jan 19 DAL 99-95 19 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 1 1 1
Jan 17 HOU 109-103 28 18 4 1 1 0 0 6 11 1 1 5 9 0 4 2
Jan 13 @MIL 116-108 14 7 3 1 0 0 0 3 7 0 0 1 3 2 1 0
Jan 10 @GSW 107-95 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 1
Jan 8 @LAC 98-86 20 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 7 2 2 0 5 0 0 2
Jan 6 @LAL 127-100 16 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 6 2 3 0 4 0 2 0
Jan 4 @SAC 102-107 24 13 0 0 1 1 0 4 8 1 1 4 5 0 0 0
Jan 3 @PHO 99-90 37 12 1 1 1 0 2 4 12 3 3 1 6 0 1 2
Jan 1 DET 98-107 37 18 4 3 0 0 0 7 15 0 0 4 8 0 4 0
Dec 30 @BOS 117-114 30 14 1 2 0 0 0 6 11 0 0 2 7 0 1 2
Dec 29 @CHA 91-82 17 12 2 1 0 0 0 4 10 0 0 4 9 0 2 1
Dec 27 OKC 94-106 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 1
Dec 23 @NOP 91-87 Did Not Play
Dec 22 LAL 115-107 Did Not Play
Dec 20 ORL 130-136 Did Not Play
Dec 18 BOS 95-105 Did Not Play
Dec 16 LAC 98-102 23 13 2 0 0 0 0 6 9 0 0 1 4 1 1 1
Dec 14 IND 95-89 21 8 3 1 1 0 2 3 10 0 0 2 8 0 3 2
Dec 12 WAS 112-101 33 11 2 5 2 1 0 3 11 3 3 2 9 0 2 2
Dec 10 @CHI 105-100 25 7 3 2 0 0 0 3 7 0 0 1 3 1 2 3
Dec 9 @CLE 114-84 33 10 1 2 0 0 1 4 12 0 0 2 9 0 1 3
Dec 7 @ATL 103-95 41 19 3 2 0 0 0 7 15 1 1 4 9 0 3 0
Dec 6 NYK 103-114 33 14 2 3 1 0 0 5 14 0 0 4 11 0 2 1
Dec 3 @POR 99-92 39 12 2 3 0 0 1 5 13 1 2 1 8 0 2 1
Dec 1 @UTA 110-111 34 17 0 0 1 0 0 6 9 2 2 3 5 0 0 0
Nov 30 @DEN 98-106 32 22 2 2 4 0 1 8 14 1 2 5 9 0 2 0
Nov 28 BOS 104-112 27 9 2 2 0 0 0 4 9 0 0 1 5 0 2 3
Nov 26 MEM 107-110 Did Not Play
Nov 25 @MEM 81-90 Did Not Play
Nov 23 @DET 107-84 Did Not Play
Nov 21 @PHI 101-94 Did Not Play
Nov 19 @WAS 111-114 Did Not Play
Nov 17 MIL 96-73 Did Not Play
Nov 15 ATL 90-93 Did Not Play
Nov 14 @SAS 94-90 Did Not Play
Nov 12 UTA 91-102 Did Not Play
Nov 10 CHI 95-98 Did Not Play
Nov 7 @OKC 97-85 Did Not Play
Nov 4 @TOR 96-87 Did Not Play
Nov 1 SAC 108-96 Did Not Play
Oct 30 SAS 99-106 Did Not Play
Oct 28 CHA 91-97 Did Not Play
Oct 26 @ORL 96-108 Did Not Play
Wayne Ellington Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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Wayne Ellington – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#5 Small Forward
Also Listed As:  #5 Shooting Guard

XDion Waiters

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2.  Rodney McGruder

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4.  Wayne Ellington

5.  Luke Babbitt

6.  James Johnson

Miami Heat

True Shooting Percentage

56.7%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, Wayne Ellington has a true shooting percentage of 56.7%.

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Wayne Ellington NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 21 76 36.0 13.1 4.1 1.9 0.5 0.1 1.7 42.4 87.1 1.9 0.9 3.3 4.2 39.5 4.9 11.6 1.6 1.8
2010-11 22 MIN 62 36.0 12.5 3.3 2.2 0.9 0.1 1.5 40.3 79.2 1.6 0.8 2.5 3.7 39.7 4.9 12.1 1.3 1.6
2011-12 23 MIN 51 36.0 11.5 3.7 1.2 1.0 0.4 1.3 40.4 80.0 1.0 0.5 3.1 4.0 32.4 4.5 11.2 1.2 1.5
2012-13 24 CLE 38 36.0 14.5 4.2 2.3 1.1 0.1 1.9 43.9 89.8 1.2 0.7 3.4 5.2 37.1 5.3 12.1 1.9 2.2
2012-13 24 MEM 40 36.0 11.6 2.8 2.2 0.9 0.1 2.2 40.7 93.8 1.3 0.3 2.5 5.2 42.3 4.3 10.6 0.8 0.9
2012-13 24 CLE/MEM 78 36.0 13.3 3.6 2.3 1.0 0.1 2.0 42.7 90.7 1.2 0.5 3.1 5.2 39.2 4.9 11.5 1.5 1.6
2013-14 25 DAL 45 36.0 13.3 3.9 1.7 1.5 0.2 2.3 43.7 90.9 1.0 0.7 3.2 5.4 42.4 5.0 11.5 0.9 1.0
2013-14 25 LAL 45 36.0 13.3 3.9 1.7 1.5 0.2 2.3 43.7 90.9 1.0 0.7 3.2 5.4 42.4 5.0 11.5 0.9 1.0
2013-14 25 DAL/LAL 90 36.0 13.3 3.9 1.7 1.5 0.2 2.3 43.7 90.9 1.0 0.7 3.2 5.4 42.4 5.0 11.5 0.9 1.0
2014-15 26 LAL 65 36.0 14.0 4.5 2.3 0.7 0.0 1.9 41.2 81.3 1.1 0.7 3.8 5.2 37.0 5.5 13.3 1.1 1.4
2015-16 27 BKN 76 36.0 13.1 3.9 1.9 1.1 0.1 2.1 38.9 85.7 1.0 0.4 3.4 6.0 35.8 4.9 12.5 1.2 1.4
2016-17 28 MIA 53 36.0 15.7 3.1 1.7 0.8 0.1 3.5 42.0 87.5 0.7 0.5 2.6 9.4 37.7 5.6 13.4 1.0 1.1
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Wayne Ellington NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 21 76 1386 505 159 74 20 5 64 42.4 87.1 74 33 126 162 39.5 190 448 61 70
2010-11 22 MIN 62 1181 410 108 72 28 3 48 40.3 79.2 53 26 82 121 39.7 160 397 42 53
2011-12 23 MIN 51 973 311 99 33 26 10 35 40.4 80.0 26 14 85 108 32.4 122 302 32 40
2012-13 24 CLE 38 985 396 114 62 29 2 53 43.9 89.8 33 20 94 143 37.1 145 330 53 59
2012-13 24 MEM 40 676 218 52 42 16 1 41 40.7 93.8 24 5 47 97 42.3 81 199 15 16
2012-13 24 CLE/MEM 78 1661 614 166 104 45 3 94 42.7 90.7 57 25 141 240 39.2 226 529 68 75
2013-14 25 DAL 45 393 145 43 19 16 2 25 43.7 90.9 11 8 35 59 42.4 55 126 10 11
2013-14 25 LAL 45 393 145 43 19 16 2 25 43.7 90.9 11 8 35 59 42.4 55 126 10 11
2013-14 25 DAL/LAL 90 786 290 86 38 32 4 50 43.7 90.9 22 16 70 118 42.4 110 252 20 22
2014-15 26 LAL 65 1675 650 210 105 33 2 90 41.2 81.3 50 31 179 243 37.0 254 617 52 64
2015-16 27 BKN 76 1615 586 174 83 48 5 96 38.9 85.7 45 20 154 268 35.8 218 561 54 63
2016-17 28 MIA 53 1321 577 112 62 31 4 130 42.0 87.5 26 17 95 345 37.7 206 491 35 40
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Wayne Ellington NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2009-10 21 76 18.2 52.7 49.6 11.8 11.8 1.0 5.6
2010-11 22 MIN 62 19.0 48.8 46.3 13.2 9.7 1.4 5.2
2011-12 23 MIN 51 19.1 48.7 46.2 8.7 6.9 1.3 5.2
2012-13 24 CLE 38 25.9 55.6 52.0 13.7 7.3 1.9 10.0
2012-13 24 MEM 40 16.9 52.9 51.0 15.4 8.8 1.8 4.7
2012-13 24 CLE/MEM 78 21.3 54.6 51.6 14.4 7.9 1.8 7.2
2013-14 25 DAL 45 8.7 55.4 53.6 11.8 6.8 1.7 3.2
2013-14 25 LAL 45 8.7 55.4 53.6 11.8 6.8 1.7 3.2
2013-14 25 DAL/LAL 90 8.7 55.4 53.6 11.8 6.8 1.7 3.2
2014-15 26 LAL 65 25.8 50.4 48.5 13.1 6.2 2.1 8.8
2015-16 27 BKN 76 21.3 49.8 47.4 11.6 6.3 1.8 6.6
2016-17 28 MIA 53 24.9 56.7 55.2 10.4 4.4 2.4 8.9
Rest Of Season Projections 29 MIA 8 21.6 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 rest of season projections for Wayne Ellington
2016-17 Projections 29 MIA 71 14.8 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Wayne Ellington

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Wayne Ellington: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ellington's status is up in the air for Thursday's game against Toronto following the birth of his child Wednesday night.

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Ellington recorded 19 points (7-10 FG, 5-8 3Pt), two rebounds, one assist and one steal across 22 minutes during a 120-112 win over the Pelicans on Wednesday.

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Ellington scored 19 points (7-13 FG, 5-11 3Pt) while adding two assists and a rebound in 27 minutes off the bench during Sunday's 102-98 loss to the Pacers.

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Ellington scored 18 points (6-12 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 1-1 FT) with four assists and four rebounds across 32 minutes off the bench in Monday's 106-98 win over the Cavs.

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Ellington scored 18 points (6-9 FG, 6-9 3Pt) while adding three rebounds across 25 minutes in Wednesday's 125-98 victory over the 76ers.

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Ellington will return to the bench for Monday's matchup with the Magic.

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Ellington recorded 17 points (6-11 FG, 5-8 3Pt), two rebounds and one assist across 28 minutes during a 106-88 win over the Bucks on Wednesday.

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Ellington will start at shooting guard for Wednesday's game against the Bucks.

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Ellington scored 19 points (7-10 FG, 5-7 3Pt) while adding two assists and a steal in 34 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 116-103 win over the Pistons.

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Ellington finished with 14 points (6-16 FG, 2-8 3Pt) to go along with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and a blocked shot over 27 minutes in Friday's 100-88 win against the Bulls.

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Ellington will continue to come off the bench for Friday's matchup against the Bucks, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

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Ellington will return to the bench for Tuesday's game against the Warriors.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

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2015-16

After a one-year stint with the Lakers, the 27-year-old Ellington finds himself on his sixth team in seven years. The 6-4, 200-pound shooting guard, signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Nets this offseason in the hopes of extending his career. In 65 games last season, he averaged 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.5 steals, and 1.4 three-pointers. He shot a respectable 37 percent from three-point territory and 41 percent from the field. Ellington is a solid contributor and is a good locker room guy. Coach Lionel Hollins has previous experience coaching him when Ellington was with the Grizzlies. Hollins has openly said that he has confidence in Ellington as a professional and his consistent desire and effort to win ball games. Barring any injuries, Ellington should carve out a modest role with Bojan Bogdanovic as his biggest competition for playing time at shooting guard. Ellington has always been a consistent shooter from distance, averaging 38 percent for his career. He will be called upon regularly to offer relief in spacing either from drive-and-kick situations in the offense or kick-outs from the post when Brook Lopez has the ball. The Nets are weird, so anything is possible with Ellington this season, but even if he gets big minutes, the only category Ellington performs in at a better-than-average rate is three-pointers.

2014-15

Ellington spent last season buried on the Mavericks' bench, averaging just 3.2 points and 1.0 rebound in a career-low (by far) nine minutes per game. He was traded to the Knicks – along with Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert, and Shane Larkin – in June, only to be shipped to Sacramento a month later. The former North Carolina star has struggled to find his niche in the league since entering as a first-round pick in 2009. After three mostly underwhelming years in Minnesota, Ellington bounced from Memphis to Cleveland to Dallas over the next two seasons. Outside of his 38-game cameo with the Cavs in 2012-13, during which he averaged 10.4 points on 44-percent shooting, Ellington hasn't displayed much consistency. He's just a 42-percent shooter for his career and is close to being typecast as a three-point specialist. To his credit, he's one of the better outside shooters in the league (42 percent last season), but the question is whether he'll have enough opportunities to make an impact. Ben McLemore and rookie Nik Stauskas are firmly ahead of Ellington on the depth chart, and he'll likely be relegated to a fringe-rotational role.

2013-14

Known for his defense, Ellington will be something of a specialist for Dallas. Coach Rick Carlisle has had success using other players in a similar role, particularly DeShawn Stevenson, but Ellington will have to earn minutes in a suddenly crowded backcourt. He does have more experience than the crop of rookies, but it doesn't guarantee productivity.

2012-13

The Grizzlies traded for Ellington over the summer, and he should be used as an offensive boost off the bench with O.J. Mayo departed to free agency. That boost will depend on Ellington’s shooting from beyond the arc being closer to the 40 percent from his first two seasons rather than his 32.4 percent from last year. He should start the season as Tony Allen’s backup at the two, but he could tumble down the depth chart if the three’s do not fall.

2011-12

Minnesota had hoped Ellington could provide Minnesota with a consistent three-point threat off the bench. While his three-point shooting has been above average (39.7 percent last season), it's not elite. He'll likely have a limited role this season again.

2010-11

The most outstanding player of the 2009 Final Four was supposed to give Minnesota an outside shooter, but he shot just 39.5 percent from behind the arc in his rookie season. He's buried on the depth chart at either shooting guard or small forward, but at least on the Timberwolves it's possible for him to win more minutes if he improves.

2009-10

The most outstanding player of the 2009 Final Four could fill Minnesota's need for an outside shooter. He'll get a chance to win minutes at shooting guard or small forward on the wide open roster, but will likely start the season as the third or fourth option off the bench. Still, he's got some sleeper potential.