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Wayne Ellington | Guard | #2

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 208
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (28) / MIN
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Wayne Ellington played 22 minutes with nine points, one rebound and three 3-pointers against the Hawks on Friday.
The Heat were reportedly shopping Ellington at the deadline, but he was actually in the rotation ahead of Josh Richardson. That probably won't continue, so expect Ellington to fall out of the rotation at some point. Feb 25 - 1:50 AM

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The Heat have been shopping Wayne Ellington and Josh McRoberts as a package, according to Chris Mannix of The Vertical.

Mannix notes that the Heat "appear interested in moving contracts." Ellington has a non-guaranteed $6.3 million salary next season, while McRoberts has a $6.0 million player option. There are zero teams linked to this 'package', for good reason, and we're not reading much into it with the deadline less than 24 hours away.
Feb 23 - 12:11 AM

Wayne Ellington moved back to Miami's bench on Monday, picking up six points with two 3-pointers and no other statistics in 21 minutes.

Ellington was solid in three starts sans Dion Waiters (ankle) but his appeal is greatly diminished in a reserve role. Josh Richardson (foot) is also "fairly close" to a return, and should at worst be ready after the break, so there isn't much incentive to own Ellington in typical leagues.
Feb 13 - 10:16 PM

Wayne Ellington will come off the bench on Monday vs. the Magic.

This was the expected move with Dion Waiters (ankle) returning from a three-game absence. Waiters was on fire before the injury, so it's time to let go of Ellington if you picked him up for his 3-point shooting.
Feb 13 - 6:56 PM

Wayne Ellington scored 16 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday.

Dion Waiters (ankle) said he was going to play on Monday, so that means Ellington will be taking a big hit in both usage and minutes. If you used him for fantasy in the past two, it's probably time to let him go.
Feb 11 - 10:56 PM

Wayne Ellington started in place of Dion Waiters (ankle) on Wednesday, posting 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting with five 3-pointers, two boards and one assist in 28 minutes.

"[Ellington] is one of the rare catch and shoot players you see in this game and that gives variety to our offensive menu," Erik Spoelstra said before the game. Ellington looked great tonight but his starting gig could be very short-lived, since Waiters is day-to-day and could return on Friday or Saturday. Ellington is worth a pickup if you're desperate for 3-pointers.
Feb 9 - 12:36 AM

Wayne Ellington will return to the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Bucks, with Dion Waiters (ankle) unavailable.

Through 10 starts this season, Ellington owns averages of 11.6 points, 2.2 dimes and 2.1 triples per contest, so he could be worth deploying as a 3-point streamer in deep leagues. Tyler Johnson should be logging major minutes tonight sans Waiters, so he's on the DFS radar.
Feb 8 - 7:29 PM

Wayne Ellington hit just 2-of-5 shots for four points and nothing else in just 18 minutes of Monday's 104-96 win over the Nets.

Ellington had scored between 14 and 22 points in his previous three games, hitting 11 3-pointers along the way. He played between 27 and 36 minutes in those three games and shot it very well in all three of those games. With Dion Waiters still on fire and the return of Tyler Johnson (shoulder) tonight, Ellington was the odd man out. And as long as Waiters and Johnson are playing, Ellington's minutes should continue to get squeezed going forward. It was a nice run, but it appears that Ellington should be heading back to waiver wires instead of rosters.
Jan 30 - 11:09 PM

Wayne Ellington scored 19 points and hit five 3-pointers in Saturday's win over the Pistons.

He logged nearly 34 minutes off the bench and hit 7-of-10 shots from the field, adding two assists and one steal. Ellington has stepped up in the absence of Tyler Johnson (shoulder) and Josh Richardson (foot) and has hit an average of 3.2 triples over his last five games. However, Johnson could return any day now and Richardson is getting closer as well, so he's just a streaming option until the Heat gets some bodies back.
Jan 28 - 10:02 PM

Wayne Ellington came off the bench for 22 points in 36 minutes of action on Wednesday, making 8-of-15 shots including a 4-of-7 mark from deep.

The Heat came back from a big early deficit to steal a 109-106 victory, giving them an improbable five-game win streak. Ellington's role has expanded due to Miami's injury problems, and he's a decent streaming play if you need points, 3-pointers and steals.
Jan 25 - 11:38 PM

Wayne Ellington scored 15 points with five rebounds, two steals and three 3-pointers in Saturday's 109-97 win against the Bucks.

He bounced back nicely after going scoreless in his last game. With Tyler Johnson (shoulder) out, Ellington played 35 minutes and could continue to see a boost in playing time if Johnson misses any more time. If that is the case, Ellington can be considered a deep league streamer for those in need of 3-pointers.
Jan 21 - 10:32 PM

Wayne Ellington played just 19 minutes and scored zero points on Thursday night against the Mavericks.

This is the second time this season he's gone scoreless and he finished the night with just two rebounds and one steal. After an 18-point performance on Tuesday, he fell back to earth against the Mavs and has now scored 10 or fewer points in five of his last six games. Fantasy owners can leave him on waivers at this time, as long as Dion Waiters is starting and playing fairly well for the Heat.
Jan 19 - 11:25 PM

Wayne Ellington hit 6-of-11 shots and 5-of-9 3-pointers for 18 points, four rebounds and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Rockets.

He's getting some extra burn with Josh Richardson (foot) sidelined and made the most of it in tonight's 28 minutes. However, he hadn't played more than 20 minutes in his previous four games and scored a grand total of 16 points in those. Maybe this will get him some more consistent playing time going forward, but he's still not a must-own player. Just keep an eye on him if you need 3-pointers.
Jan 17 - 10:27 PM

Wayne Ellington couldn't get his shot to drop during Sunday's loss to the Clippers, going 1-of-7 from the field on his way to four points, one assist and nothing else in 20 minutes.

Ellington missed all five of his 3-pointers, and he's now connected on just one of his 13 attempts over his past two outings. He could earn another start Tuesday vs. the Warriors if Josh Richardson (foot) remains on the sidelines, but as we can see here, starting doesn't necessarily translate to value for Ellington. He's little more than a deep league 3-point streamer.
Jan 8 - 6:19 PM

Wayne Ellington will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Clippers.

Josh Richardson (foot) is out, so the two-guard minutes will be divvied up between Ellington, Tyler Johnson and Dion Waiters. All those guys are on the radar as potential DFS punt plays, with Ellington making sense as a 3-point streamer.
Jan 8 - 3:02 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
SG1Josh Richardson
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
SF1Justise Winslow
2Rodney McGruder
3Okaro White
PF1Josh McRoberts
2James Johnson
3Luke Babbitt
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Willie Reed
3Udonis Haslem