Wayne Ellington
Wayne Ellington
33-Year-Old GuardG
Detroit Pistons
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Ellington returns for a second tenure with the Pistons after playing 28 games (26 starts) with Detroit back in the 2018-19 campaign. The veteran sharpshooter is coming off a career-low 35.1 percent field-goal percentage across 36 games with the Knicks last season, a year in which he also tied a career low by logging just one start. Ellington is still an above-average three-point shooter whose 35.0 percent success rate from distance last season counts as his lowest figure in that category over his long career, but he contributes very modestly in non-scoring categories. Nevertheless, he could see at least a slight uptick in the 15.5 minutes per contest he was afforded last season while operating as the likely third shooting guard behind starter Delon Wright and primary backup Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, although Ellington is still purely a very deep-league consideration at best at this stage of his career and in his expected role. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $2.6 million contract with the Pistons in November of 2020.
Personal Bio

Wayne Ellington was born in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania in 1987. The son of Elaine and Wayne Ellington Sr., Ellington lists his parents and high school coaches as his heroes. His father coached Ellington at the YMCA level, instilling in his son an enduring love for the game of basketball. After transferring from Daniel Boone High School in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, Ellington transferred to Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square. At Episcopal, he turned into a superstar, leading his team to a 27-4 record as a senior and 25-3 mark as a junior. In his senior year, Ellington averaged 21.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game as Episcopal took home a conference title. Ellington then moved on to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Away from the basketball court, Ellington started the Power of W.E. initiative in the summer of 2015 and has played an active role in speaking out against gun violence in America. He and other NBA players participated in the Chicago Peace Tournament, a "basketball event launched in 2012 to get gang members off the street and inside a gym." Ellington was so inspired, he launched a similar event in Philadelphia in 2016. After the 2015-16 season, Ellington was named by the NBA as the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award-winner for his "outstanding service and dedication to the community." You can follow Wayne "Weezy" Ellington on Twitter and Instagram @WayneEllington.

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For three seasons, Ellington was the starting shooting guard for the University of North Carolina from 2006 through 2009. The 6-foot-4 guard supplied 11.7 points per game while hitting 37.1 percent of his three-pointers as a freshman. He also scored in double digits in two of his four NCAA Tournament games. As a sophomore, Ellington scored 16.6 points per contest, good for second on the team behind Tyler Hansbrough. Ellington scored at least 13 points in all five games in the Big Dance, including 20 points in the second round win over Arkansas. As a junior, Ellington was named to the All-ACC Second Team for the second straight season. He provided 15.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.2 made three-pointers per game as a junior and hit 41.7 percent of his three-pointer shots. The Tar Heels won the National Championship in 2009 and Ellington scored at least 19 points in five of UNC's six NCAA tourney games, including 19 points in the Finals win over Michigan State. Ellington earned All-ACC Honorable Mention and Most Outstanding Player of the 2009 Final Four honors, then declared for the 2009 NBA Draft.

Scores 15 points off bench
GDetroit Pistons
March 1, 2021
Ellington delivered 15 points (4-6 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), a rebound, a steal and a block across 20 minutes off the bench in Sunday's 109-90 loss to the Knicks.
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Ellington came off the bench for the first time Dec. 28 and the move panned out, as he made four of his six three-point attempts against his former team. It might be too early to say he's back to being his usual self, however, as Ellington has shot only 26.8 percent from three-point range over his last 10 appearances.
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2019

Ellington appeared in 36 games for the Knicks during the 2019-20 season, with one start. He averaged 5.1 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists across 15.5 minutes per game. Ellington hit 1.4 threes per game at 35.0 percent shooting from behind the arc and converted 84.6 percent of his free throws. It was his fourth straight season in which he averaged at least 1.4 three-pointers per contest. Ellington set single-game season highs of 17 points, five threes, five rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks. Ellington's longest streak of double-digit points was three games from Feb. 6 through Feb. 9. Across 25.5 minutes per game, he averaged 14.7 points on 9.7 shots, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists over those three games. On Feb. 8, he had his best game of the season during a win at Detroit. In that game, he registered a season-high 17 points, five rebounds, three three-pointers and three assists. His longest streak with at least one made three-pointer was six games from Feb. 29 through Mar. 10. During that span, he saw 17.2 minutes per game and averaged 5.6 points, 1.9 threes on 38.2 percent from distance, 2.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists. In the 10 games that Ellington saw at least 20 minutes, he averaged 9.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists. Ellington averaged 12.7 points per game when he took at least seven three-pointers.

2018

The 2018-19 season was Wayne Ellington's 10th year in the Association. The sharpshooter split the season between Miami and Detroit. Ellington started the year in Miami, his third season with the Heat. He appeared in 25 of Miami's first 52 games, which included 12 starts. Ellington missed the first seven games of the season due to concerns over an ankle injury. He made his first appearance of the season on Nov. 3 and scored five points during a loss to Atlanta. Four days later Ellington posted 20 points, four rebounds and six three-pointers during a win over the Spurs. On Feb. 6, he was traded with Tyler Johnson to Phoenix. The Suns then bought out Ellington's contract one day later. As a free agent, Ellington signed on Feb. 9 with the Detroit Pistons. The 31-year-old veteran appeared in 28 games for the Pistons, starting in all but two of those contests. With Detroit, Ellington's per game minutes increased from 21 with the Heat to 27 with the Pistons. For the season, Ellington would average 10.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.6 made three-pointers over 24.5 minutes per game. Ellington started in all four of Detroit's playoff games, which included a 13-point effort during a Game 3 loss to the Bucks.

2017

A highly respected veteran, Wayne Ellington has been an asset wherever he has played and that continued in his second season with Miami. The former UNC Tar Heel saw the most run of his career, averaging 26.5 minutes over the course of 77 games. While Ellington primarily served as Miami's sixth-man, he also made two starts for the club. He has developed into one of the NBA's most lethal three-point specialists. Ellington nailed a whopping 39.2 percent of his threes last season and hit a career-high 2.9 threes per game. His 227 total made threes tied him with Portland's Damian Lillard for sixth in the NBA. Ellington nailed a career-best eight threes on two separate occasions (Dec. 22 v. Dallas and Apr. 11 v. Toronto) and had a stretch from late November to late January in which he nailed at least one shot from downtown in 29 of 30 games played. Ellington drained at least one three-ball in each of the Heat's five postseason contests. Ellington's improved three-point shot led to him averaging a career-high 11.2 points per game. Ellington also hit better than 85 percent of his foul shots (85.9) for the fifth time in the past six seasons.

2016

In June 2016, Wayne Ellington turned down his player option with the Brooklyn Nets. Roughly two weeks later, he signed a two-year agreement with the Miami Heat. With the Heat, Ellington saw an uptick in most of his per-game stats. Some of his most dramatic improvement came in his long-range efficiency, as he drained a career-high 2.4 three-pointers in 2016-17 from just 1.3 per contest the prior season. A preseason right quad injury forced Ellington to miss the Heat's first 16 games of the season. On Nov. 30, Ellington drained five three-pointers on his way to a season-high 22 points in a win at Denver. He also snagged a season-high four steals during the win. On Jan. 25, Ellington matched his aforementioned high-water scoring mark during a win at Brooklyn. On Mar. 1, Ellington hit a season-high six three-pointers during a blowout win over Philadelphia. The shooting guard appeared in 62 games for Miami, with 13 starts. He scored 10 or more points 32 times. Ellington generated per-game averages of 10.5 points (a career-high mark) and 2.1 rebounds per contest and shot 37.8 percent from behind the arc.

2015

In July 2015, Wayne Ellington signed a two-year contract with the Brooklyn Nets. Ellington would receive a career-high 41 starts (over 76 games) with Brooklyn, but he played slightly fewer minutes per game than during his previous season with the Lakers. Ellington started the Nets' first two games, came off the bench from Oct. 31 to Jan. 9, and then started in 39 of his last 40 contests. The 6-foot-4 wing generated per-game averages of 7.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.3 made three-pointers over 21.3 minutes per game for the Nets. On Dec. 28, Ellington had arguably his best game of the season. He scored a season-high 26 points, grabbed a season-high seven boards and drained a season-high seven three-pointers in a win at Miami. On Jan. 30, Ellington scored 18 points and shot 5-for-8 from behind the arc during a loss at New Orleans. The Nets finished the season with a record of 21-61 and missed the postseason.

2014

In June 2014, Wayne Ellington was traded by Dallas with Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert, Shane Larkin and two 2014 second-round draft picks to the New York Knicks for Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton. Six weeks later, Ellington was dealt by the Knicks with Jeremy Tyler to the Sacramento Kings for Quincy Acy and Travis Outlaw. In September, Ellington was waived by the Kings and shortly thereafter signed a one-year agreement with Los Angeles Lakers. All those deals proved beneficial, as Ellington has his best NBA season with the Lakers. Over 65 games, with 36 starts, the shooting guard posted per game career highs in points (10.0), rebounds (3.2), assists (1.6), three-pointers made (1.4) and minutes per game (25.8). On Jan. 27, Ellington scored a career-high 28 points, plus three steals, in a loss to the Wizards. On Feb. 25, Ellington recorded his first career double-double in a start with 15 points and 10 boards during a win at Utah -- that was his lone double-double of the season. Those 10 rebounds were also a career high. Ellington scored 10 points or more in 34 games. On March 1, Ellington dished a career-high six assists, along with 12 points and six boards, in a seven-point loss to the Thunder.

2013

In July 2013, Wayne Ellington signed a two-year agreement with the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs were Ellington's fourth NBA team in five seasons. His role with Dallas afforded him less playing time than he enjoyed with Cleveland, Memphis and Minnesota. Ellington played in 45 games for Dallas, with one start, and averaged 8.7 minutes per contest. A mid-November thigh injury cost Ellington six games. On Jan. 13, Ellington scored a season-high 12 points in a win over Orlando. On Feb. 26, the 6-foot-4 guard hit a season-high four three-pointers during a win over the Pelicans. Dallas ended the season with a record of 49-33 and faced San Antonio in the first round of the playoffs. The series allowed Ellington to experience his first post-season. He appeared briefly in Game 2 during a blowout win for Dallas. He wouldn't log any minutes again until Game 7, when Ellington would score eight points in the series-ending loss to the Spurs.

2012

In July 2012, Wayne Ellington was traded by the Timberwolves to the Memphis Grizzlies for Dante Cunningham. For Ellington, this meant a new start after a three-year career in Minnesota. Unfortunately, in 40 games with Memphis, Ellington's minutes dipped to 17 ticks per game after averaging nearly 19 minutes per contest over three years with the T-Wolves. On Jan. 7, Ellington scored a career-high 26 points to help Memphis defeat the Kings. But, on Jan 22, Ellington was traded by Memphis with Josh Selby, Marreese Speights and a 2017 1st round draft pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Jon Leuer. Ellington's playing time immediately perked up, as the 6-foot-4 guard averaged 25.9 minutes per tilt over 38 games with Cleveland, including 17 starts. With the Cavaliers, Ellington produced per-game averages of 10.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.4 made threes. His best game as a Cavalier came on Mar. 16, when he posted 21 points (8-13 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 1-1FT), two rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes off the bench.

2011

The lookout-shortened 2011-12 season was Wayne Ellington's third year in the NBA and third with the Minnesota Timberwolves as well. Over 51 games (four starts), Ellington once again provided scoring and outside shooting off the bench for the T-Wolves. On Jan. 25, Ellington posted 16 points, four rebounds, three assists and two blocks during a win at Dallas. On March 25, the 6-foot-4 guard scored a season-high 17 points, including a trio of three-pointers, in a win over the Nuggets. Ellington would again score 17 points on Apr. 4 in a loss to the Warriors. Overall, Ellington had 16 games in which he scored 10 or more points. He finished that season averaging 6.1 points in 19.1 minutes per game, while shooting 40.4 percent from the field and 32.4 percent from three-point range.

2010

Wayne Ellington began his sophomore year in the league by starting the first four games of the 2010-11 season for Minnesota. However, a bruised thigh cost him five straight games in mid-November. Outside of two spot starts in March, Ellington would provide scoring off the bench for the Timberwolves for the rest of the season. On Feb. 8, Ellington scored a career-high 18 points during a four-point win at Houston. Eight days later, he again scored 18 in an eight-point loss to the Clippers. Overall, the sharpshooter had 15 games with 10 points or more and also shot 39.7 percent from behind the arc. Ellington ended the season producing per-game averages of 6.6 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.8 made threes over 19.0 minutes per contest.

2009

Wayne Ellington was drafted in the first round (28th overall) by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2009 NBA Draft. He made his NBA debut on Opening Night, Oct. 28, with eight points and six rebounds during a win over the New Jersey Nets. On Nov. 09, he earned his first NBA start and delivered seven points, two boards, one assist and one steal in a loss to the Warriors. That game would be Ellington's lone start of the season, but the rookie would appear in 76 games overall and average 18.2 minutes of run per contest. On Jan. 13, Ellington scored a career-high 17 points and grabbed six boards in a loss at Houston. He would subsequently go on to match that career high on multiple occasions during the season and posted 10 or more points in 17 games overall. Ellington finished the season with per-game averages of 6.6 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.8 made three-pointers per contest.

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Transaction History
  • June 25, 2009
    Drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 1st round (28th pick) of the 2009 NBA Draft. Shortly afterwards signed a multi-year rookie deal with Minnesota.
  • July 24, 2012
    Traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Memphis Grizzlies for Dante Cunningham.
  • January 22, 2013
    Traded by the Memphis Grizzlies with Josh Selby, Marreese Speights and a 2017 1st round draft pick (Harry Giles was later selected) to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Jon Leuer.
  • July 10, 2013
    Signed a two-year agreement with the Dallas Mavericks.
  • June 25, 2014
    Traded by the Dallas Mavericks with José Calderón, Samuel Dalembert, Shane Larkin, a 2014 2nd round draft pick (Thanasis Antetokounmpo was later selected) and a 2014 2nd round draft pick (Cleanthony Early was later selected) to the New York Knicks for Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton.
  • August 6, 2014
    Traded by the New York Knicks with Jeremy Tyler to the Sacramento Kings for Quincy Acy and Travis Outlaw.
  • September 3, 2014
    Waived by the Sacramento Kings.
  • September 22, 2014
    Signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers
  • July 10, 2015
    Signed a two-year contract with the Brooklyn Nets. The second year is a player option.
  • June 30, 2016
    Declined player option for 2016-17 with the Nets and became a free agent.
  • July 11, 2016
    Signed a two-year contract with the Miami Heat
  • July 13, 2018
    Signed a one-year agreement with the Miami Heat.
  • February 6, 2019
    Traded by the Miami Heat with Tyler Johnson and cash to the Phoenix Suns for Ryan Anderson.
  • February 7, 2019
    Waived by the Phoenix Suns.
  • February 9, 2019
    Signed a contract with the Detroit Pistons for the remainder of the season.
  • July 8, 2019
    Signed one year agreement with the New York Knicks.
  • November 24, 2020
    Signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Pistons.
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After splitting time between Miami and Detroit last season, Ellington joined the Knicks on a two-year, $16 million deal. The veteran wing averaged 10.3 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 steals in 24.5 minutes across 53 contests. Ellington also converted a healthy 2.6 threes per game at a 37.1 percent clip. He's averaged that many threes per game over the last three seasons and has shot 38.0 percent from deep in his 10-year career. Ellington is a three-point specialist who provides little value in other categories, limiting his overall value. He's one of a handful of new additions to the Knicks, and he'll fight for playing time with R.J. Barrett, Reggie Bullock, Marcus Morris and Kevin Knox on the wing. It's a crowded group, but Ellington's sharpshooting should afford him minutes in the high-teens to low-20s.
Though he only saw 26.5 minutes per night, Ellington played a crucial role for the Heat last season as one of the league’s premier three-point marksmen. The 30-year-old tied with Damian Lillard for sixth in total threes made (227), drilling them at a 39.2 percent clip. That’s about all Fantasy owners will get from Ellington, however, considering his averages of 11.2 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.0 assist. Heading into this season, there’s little reason to expect Ellington’s role to change significantly.
Ellington had one of his best years as a pro last season, posting career highs in points per game (10.5) and effective field-goal percentage (55.0). He’s almost exclusively a three-point shooter, with 71.0 percent of his shots coming from beyond the arc last year. While he provided essentially no value by way of assists, rebounds, steals or blocks, Ellington’s 2.4 made threes per game during the 2016-17 campaign was certainly significant in Fantasy formats that rewarded the statistic. With all that in mind, it’s important to note that Ellington garnered 24.2 minutes per game largely out of necessity, as the Heat struggled with a myriad of backcourt injuries last season. Heading into the 2017-18 season, he could very well end up behind Tyler Johnson, Rodney McGruder and Josh Richardson in the depth chart, which certainly wouldn’t bode well for his playing time. As a result, it appears that Ellington may be a fringe Fantasy option for this upcoming season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Coming off bench Sunday
GDetroit Pistons
February 28, 2021
Ellington isn't starting Sunday's game against the Knicks, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
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Set to rest Tuesday
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February 23, 2021
Ellington will be rested for Tuesday's game against the Magic.
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Shooting woes continue in loss
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February 18, 2021
Ellington tallied just six points (2-7 FG, 2-6 3Pt), two assists and one rebound in 21 minutes during Wednesday's 105-102 loss to the Bulls.
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Modest output Sunday
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February 14, 2021
Ellington tallied six points (2-6 FG, 2-5 3Pt), two assists and one rebound over 21 minutes in Sunday's 123-112 win over the Pelicans.
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Ready to go Tuesday
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February 9, 2021
Coach Dwane Casey said Ellington (calf) will play Tuesday against Brooklyn, Omari Sankofa II of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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