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Wayne Ellington | Guard | #21

Team: Brooklyn Nets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 200
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (28) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Wayne Ellington scored 18 points during a 109-90 loss to the Grizzlies on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers in 25 minutes.
He hasn't played well at all since Lionel Hollins was let go. Ellington may get minutes if the Nets make some moves, but he's not playing well enough to be picked up until after that happens. Feb 10 - 10:21 PM

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Wayne Ellington hit 6-of-12 shots and two 3-pointers for 16 points, two rebounds and a steal in 33 minutes of Wednesday's loss.

Ellington has quietly scored in double figures in four straight games and is averaging 13.0 points over his last five. However, he's also averaging just 3.0 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 0.8 steals, along with a solid 2.8 3-pointers. If you're just fishing for points and threes in a deep league, Ellington is worth a look right now.
Feb 3 - 11:19 PM

Wayne Ellington scored 18 points with three rebounds, one assist and five 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

He had 12 points in the first quarter and disappeared after that. Ellington does have decent numbers in his last five, averaging 11.6 points, 3.4 boards, 1.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.2 treys. That's still only 11th-round value when he's basically at his best, so keep him on the wire.
Jan 30 - 10:53 PM

Wayne Ellington scored four points against the Raptors during 112-100 loss on Monday with two assists.

He's been really bad and the Nets easily have the worst backcourt in the NBA. Ellington is not doing enough to he owned even though he's starting and nobody else is pressuring him.
Jan 18 - 10:08 PM

Wayne Ellington scored eight points with three rebounds and two steals in 29 minutes against the Spurs on Monday during a start.

He's been horrible lately and he's starting because basically every other wing besides Joe Johnson has been useless on offense. Ellington should have another chance to start and he should get over 30 minutes, but he's still only a 16-team guy until he starts to make some shots.
Jan 11 - 9:59 PM

Wayne Ellington is starting at shooting guard on Monday against the Spurs.

He's been involved in the offense since Jarrett Jack went down and the Nets have got nothing out of their starting shooting guard spot in a while. Ellington is only worth a look in deep leagues.
Jan 11 - 5:55 PM

Wayne Ellington started the second half on Saturday against the Pistons, making 1-of-7 from the field for three points with one rebound, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes.

He's been given a chance since Jarrett Jack (knee) went down, but it's been ugly. In those games including the game with the Jack injury, Ellington averaged 5.8 points, 3.2 boards, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 treys on 25.0 percent from the field. Just keep an eye on him in case the Nets unload players in a trade, but obviously he's not very good.
Jan 9 - 10:12 PM

Wayne Ellington scored eight points with three rebounds and two 3-pointers in 17 minutes against the Magic on Friday.

That's a big drop in minutes for Ellington, who played 27 on Monday and 23 on Wednesday. He doesn't have much value now, but he's an interesting stash candidate in super deep leagues with the Nets possibly unloading some players in the trade market.
Jan 8 - 10:04 PM

Wayne Ellington scored eight points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Celtics on Monday.

As expected, he picked up a big chunk of the wing minutes vacated by the Shane Larkin-Jarrett Jack (knee) lineup combo -- it was about eight minutes per game. Ellington is still not as valuable as a guy like Bojan Bogdanovic, but he's on the radar in deep leagues.
Jan 5 - 12:19 AM

Wayne Ellington played 23 minutes against the Celtics on Saturday with five points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and no turnovers.

Based on how Shane Larkin played about eight minutes per game next to Jarrett Jack (knee), there should be some minutes available for Ellington because Larkin would get all of his minutes at point guard now, assuming Jack is out. Ellington is only worth a look in very deep leagues, but he would likely be looking at minutes in the mid 20s.
Jan 2 - 6:23 PM

Wayne Ellington followed up Monday's explosive performance with nine points, one 3-pointer, one rebound and two turnovers in 17 minutes off the Nets' bench.

The veteran backup made seven 3-pointers for a season-high 26 points on Monday, in a quintessentially fluky performance. "I get a little hot against the Heat, I guess," Ellington said afterward. He's reached double-digit scoring just six times this season and belongs on the waiver wire.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 10:05:00 PM

Wayne Ellington was unconscious in Monday's 111-105 win over the Heat, scoring 26 points with seven boards, two assists, one steal and seven 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

This is the second time in Ellington's career that he has hit seven treys in a game, and both of them have come against the Heat. He started the second half in place of Bojan Bogdanovic, but coach Lionel Hollins was just looking for a spark because they were getting crushed at the half. He was averaging just 5.2 points per game on 39.1 percent shooting from the field prior to this outburst, so we will obviously need to see him do it again before we could get behind an add in most formats.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 10:29:00 PM

Wayne Ellington (shoulder) is available to play against the Pacers on Friday.

He missed practice on Thursday with a strained shoulder. With Shane Larkin (concussion) out tonight, Ellington should get some decent minutes. He's not worth owning obviously.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 05:32:00 PM

Wayne Ellington (strained left shoulder) missed practice on Thursday.

Ellington's role has expanded as of late due to a string of Nets injuries, but he's now joined that growing list and isn't worth owning in standard fantasy leagues.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 01:26:00 PM

Wayne Ellington scored 12 points on 6-of-13 shooting vs. the Heat, adding two rebounds, one assist and three steals without any turnovers in 27 minutes.

The bad news is that he was 0-of-4 from downtown and continues to struggle beyond the arc -- the career 37.8 percent shooter is just 30.4 percent this season. Ellington's role has expanded with Shane Larkin (concussion) and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (ankle) out of commission, but he's still not worth owning in any leagues.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 10:49:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Donald Sloan
2Shane Larkin
3Jarrett Jack
SG1Wayne Ellington
2Bojan Bogdanovic
3Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
4Markel Brown
SF1Joe Johnson
2Sergey Karasev
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Thomas Robinson
3Chris McCullough
4Willie Reed
C1Brook Lopez
2Andrea Bargnani