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Wayne Ellington | Guard

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 200
College: North Carolina
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Wayne Ellington returned from a concussion that kept him out on Tuesday and hit 6-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points and a steal in 25 minutes.
We're not high on Ellington, but the Lakers are so bad anything is possible. Just keep an eye on him going forward, especially if you need threes in a deep league. Oct 30 - 2:40 AM

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Wayne Ellington (concussion) will not play in the Lakers' opener on Tuesday.

He collided with Kings guard Ben McLemore during an exhibition on Friday, and Ellington won't return until he's passed all of the league-mandated tests. The short-handed Lakers can't catch a break and they'll enter the season with only 10 healthy players.
Oct 26 - 4:06 PM

With Kobe Bryant sitting out on Wednesday, Wayne Ellington started at SG and had 11 points, two rebounds, two assists, two steals and a 3-pointer.

If Kobe goes down at some point, Ellington may be worth keeping an eye on, but that's about it.
Oct 23 - 12:44 AM

The Lakers signed Wayne Ellington on Monday.

Ellington has played for the Timberwolves, Cavs, Grizzlies, and Mavs during his brief five-year career, and boasts career averages of 6.4 points, and 1.8 rebounds on 41.8 percent shooting from the field. In other words, he's completely irrelevant from a fantasy perspective.
Sep 22 - 6:56 PM

The Kings waived Wayne Ellington on Sunday.

Ellington never figured to be a primary piece to the Kings rotation, and Sunday was the last day teams could apply the waive-and-stretch provision. There doesn't seem to be much interest in Ellington around the league, but if he is able to sign somewhere, he'll still be irrelevant in fantasy circles.
Sep 1 - 10:48 AM

Wayne Ellington was traded to the Kings on Wednesday.

He really had no chance to make the Knicks and president Phil Jackson essentially called him a trade filler in the Jose Calderon-Tyson Chandler deal back in July. Ellington isn't projected to make the Kings rotation.
Source: USA Today
Aug 6 - 4:27 PM

The Knicks continue to search for trade options involving Wayne Ellington, whose remaining $2.8 million salary is fully guaranteed.

Ellington was a throw-in during the three-team deal involving Tyson Chandler, but the Knicks never had much interest in keeping him. They're eager to clear a roster spot and may try to unload Ellington by packaging him with Pablo Prigioni or Shane Larkin, which says plenty about Ellington's perceived lack of value around the league.
Aug 6 - 9:26 AM

President Phil Jackson basically said Wayne Ellington was a trade filler on Thursday, according to Steve Popper of the Bergen Record.

Ellington did play some triangle offense with the Wolves and Kurt Rambis, but he's the easily the least valuable asset of the four players to come back in the six-player deal with the Mavericks. He's no lock to make the Knicks roster.
Jun 27 - 12:37 PM

The Knicks acquired Wayne Ellington in a trade on Wednesday.

Outside of a decent February with 12.4 minutes per game and a 51.6 field goal percentage, Ellington was quiet last season and didn't crack 11 minutes per game in any other month. He's unlikely to be a factor on the Knicks while they are healthy.
Jun 25 - 6:11 PM

Wayne Ellington (personal) is back with the team for Friday's game against the Blazers.

He played 12.4 minutes per game in February and his return likely bumps Jae Crowder out of the rotation again. Ellington has no fantasy value right now.
Mar 7 - 7:41 PM

Wayne Ellington (personal) is expected to be available for Friday's game against the Blazers.

Ellington will be ready for his usual 11-15 minutes off the bench.
Mar 7 - 11:48 AM

Wayne Ellington will miss Wednesday's game for personal reasons.

Ellington is averaging just 12 minutes per game over the past month and his absence won't have a significant impact, likely shifting a few extra minutes to Vince Carter and Devin Harris.
Mar 5 - 12:41 PM

Wayne Ellington didn't feel 100 percent during Monday's win over Orlando.

Ellington played 21 minutes for the Mavs Monday night and responded with his best game of the season. "I still wasn’t feeling too good," he said. "But you feel a lot better when you see shots go in. And we got the win." It's nice to see Ellington feeling better, but we'll still need to see more of Ellington before making a recommendation on him.
Jan 14 - 11:27 AM

Wayne Ellington (illness) set season-bests in points (12) and rebounds (6) over 21 minutes in Monday's game against the Magic.

Ellington hit 5-of-8 shots (including two threes) and this is easily his best game in an absentee season. If he can keep any of this rolling we'll let you know.
Jan 14 - 1:44 AM

Wayne Ellington is expected to be available for Monday's game vs. the Magic.

There is still no word on Shawn Marion for tonight's game. If Marion is out, Ellington might start for the Mavs tonight. Although, Jae Crowder was productive in two starts over the weekend.
Jan 13 - 7:01 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jeremy Lin
2Ronnie Price
3Steve Nash
SG1Kobe Bryant
2Wayne Ellington
3Jordan Clarkson
SF1Wes Johnson
2Nick Young
3Xavier Henry
PF1Carlos Boozer
2Julius Randle
3Ryan Kelly
C1Jordan Hill
2Robert Sacre
3Ed Davis