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Wayne Ellington | Guard

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 200
College: North Carolina
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Wayne Ellington scored 11 points on 5-of-12 shooting with six rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes on Friday against the Spurs.
Ellington looks like the starting shooting guard going forward now that Kobe Bryant is likely out for the year, but he doesn't have a strong body of work even when Kobe has missed time. He's more a guy for owners to watch very closely than add in standard formats, but in deeper leagues he's worth consideration as a speculative add. Jan 24 - 3:35 AM

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Wayne Ellington returned to the bench on Wednesday and had 12 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Kobe Bryant was back in action, which is why Ellington was back on the bench. If Kobe is shut down for the season at some point, Ellington is the favorite to start in his place. And while we like the prospects of Nick Young a little more, Ellington could be a sneaky deep-league pick up without Kobe around.
Jan 21 - 11:37 PM

Wayne Ellington started for Kobe Bryant (rest) on Friday, scoring nine points with four rebounds, two assists and zero 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

Ellington could be worth a look down the road if Kobe gets shut down but until then he's a deep league play at best whenever Kobe sits.
Jan 17 - 2:01 AM

Wayne Ellington's deal with the Lakers became guaranteed last week.

"I've been through a lot already this season and we're not midway through it," he said. "It was nice to have a little relief and a little pressure off my shoulders. It definitely feels good." Ellington has had a trying season off the court, and he's admitted to not being recovered from his father's murder two months ago.
Jan 12 - 10:07 AM

Wayne Ellington had 10 points and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes while filling in at SG for Kobe Bryant on Sunday, adding six rebounds and two assists in the Lakers' home loss.

Kobe should miss one game during each of L.A.'s seven remaining back-to-back sets, and a few more DNPs can be expected. Scattered starts won't be enough to give Ellington standard-league value, but he's on the radar in case the Lakers opt to shut down Kobe at some point after the All-Star break.
Jan 12 - 12:09 AM

Wayne Ellington will start Sunday's game in place of Kobe Bryant (rest).

Ellington has started six games so far this season, averaging 11.0 points, 1.5 threes, 3.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 0.5 steals in 31 minutes per game. Those numbers may be good enough for plug-and-play in some formats, but keep in mind that his role will yo-yo with Kobe going in and out of the starting lineup.
Jan 11 - 8:01 PM

Wayne Ellington played 40 minutes and hit 4-of-10 shots for 13 points, three rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in Wednesday's embarrassing loss to the Clippers.

Ellington has been getting nice run with Wes Johnson injured and Kobe Bryant taking some time off to rest. And given how bad the Lakers are and that the tank is in, Ellington is a guy to keep an eye on going forward.
Jan 8 - 2:30 AM

Wayne Ellington will start in place of Wes Johnson (hip) on Wednesday night against the Clippers.

Johnson isn't expected to be out for too long, so there's little reason to add Ellington in fantasy leagues. Plus, Nick Young will get a big chunk of minutes off the bench along with Ryan Kelly.
Jan 7 - 9:10 PM

Wayne Ellington will start for Kobe Bryant (rest) on Monday against the Blazers.

Ellington's start is just a one-game cameo, but it's likely he'll get the call anytime Kobe is forced to miss time. The Lakers' only other option would be to start Nick Young, and his swag might provide too much juice in the starting lineup. In all sincerity, Byron Scott has been clear that he prefers Young in his current sixth-man role.
Jan 5 - 10:37 AM

Wayne Ellington's role shriveled with Kobe Bryant back in action on Sunday, as he came off the Lakers' bench for just two points, two rebounds and two assists in 15 minutes.

He averaged 12.0 points, 1.7 threes, 4.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steals as a starter over the past three games, but predictably fell off a cliff with Kobe back in action. Anyone who picked up Ellington should cut him for a free agent with a more promising outlook.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 12:16:00 AM

Wayne Ellington scored 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting with two threes, five boards, three assists and two steals in Friday's loss.

Ellington has played decently with Kobe out but that could change as soon as Sunday, but owners can file this away for when the shutdown bug starts to hit in the second half of the season in L.A.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 03:46:00 AM

Wayne Ellington scored 12 points in a start for Kobe Bryant on Thursday with two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes against the Bulls.

He basically grabbed all of Kobe's minutes tonight and scored 12 for the second consecutive game. Ellington is a solid shooter and the Lakers could use his range, so he'll be worth a plug-and-play on the nights Kobe sits.
Thu, Dec 25, 2014 10:44:00 PM

Wayne Ellington will start at shooting guard for the Lakers on Thursday, as Kobe Bryant will miss another game in order to rest his sore body.

Ellington had 12 points, five boards, a steal and two 3-pointers in a start on Tuesday, and should offer more of the same tonight and Friday. Kobe's not expected to play on Friday, either, but should be ready to return shortly after that.
Thu, Dec 25, 2014 07:33:00 PM

Wayne Ellington filled in at SG for Kobe Bryant (rest) on Tuesday, scoring 12 points with two 3-pointers, five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 25 minutes of action.

Much will be made of the Lakers' success without Kobe dominating the offense, but the Black Mamba will only relinquish control during the handful of games he sits out for rest. Ellington is only worth a look as a deep-league source of scoring and 3-pointers.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 01:31:00 AM

Wayne Ellington will draw the start in place of Kobe Bryant (rest) on Tuesday.

Ellington is a solid 3-point shooter, but he struggles to contribute in other areas of the box score. Instead, Nick Young is the biggest beneficiary here and should be able to take as many 3-pointers as his heart desires. Get Swaggy P in all lineups and enjoy the show.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 08:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ronnie Price
2Jeremy Lin
3Steve Nash
SG1Kobe Bryant
2Wayne Ellington
3Jordan Clarkson
SF1Wes Johnson
2Nick Young
PF1Ed Davis
2Carlos Boozer
3Ryan Kelly
4Julius Randle
C1Jordan Hill
2Robert Sacre
3Tarik Black