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Wayne Ellington | Guard | #2

Team: Miami Heat
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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Recent News

Wayne Ellington is expected to be a 3-point specialist for the Heat next season according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Winderman adds that Ellington isn't guaranteed playing time despite his 3-point shooting ability, which isn't a surprise considering he's competing with Josh Richardson, Dion Waiters and Tyler Johnson for minutes. Fantasy owners will want to ignore Ellington in most formats. Aug 7 - 12:57 PM

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Wayne Ellington's new two-year, $12M contract with the Heat includes only one guaranteed season, a source told Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

Ellington could turn himself into a solid trade chip for teams seeking financial flexibility ahead of the 2017 offseason, but the Heat needs his ability to space the floor. Expected to play behind both Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson in Miami, Ellington's fantasy appeal may be limited to a deep league three-point specialist, at best.
Jul 11 - 10:36 AM

Wayne Ellington has agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal with the Miami Heat.

The Heat agreed to a deal with Derrick Williams on Saturday, so this likely means they won't have the cap space to match the Nets' offer for Tyler Johnson. With Dwyane Wade now in Chicago, Ellington will add some depth behind Josh Richardson at shooting guard, but he won't have much fantasy value in Miami.
Jul 10 - 11:58 AM

Wayne Ellington has opted out of his contract and he will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Shane Larkin also opted out of his deal, and the Nets waived Jarrett Jack, so Brooklyn will have more than $50 million in cap space this offseason. The Nets will reportedly go after a number of free agents with that money, and it appears Sean Marks is not interested in going through a lengthy rebuild. As for Ellington, he'll likely be able to sign on with another team, but it's tough to see the sharpshooter landing in a better situation than the one he had with the Nets.
Source: Nets Daily
Jun 30 - 5:57 PM

Wayne Ellington, who scored 21 points on Friday, finished Sunday's game scoreless on 0-of-6 shooting in 25 minutes.

Brooklyn's offense was throttled by a Pacers team that ranks third in defensive efficiency, and Ellington was no exception. He added three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block tonight, but also turned the ball over four times in a 129-105 defeat.
Apr 10 - 8:40 PM

Wayne Ellington scored 21 points with one rebound, one assist and five 3-pointers against the Hornets on Friday.

It's his second 20-plus scoring game of the season. Ellington did score 14 points on Wednesday and he is playing a little better. He's still too inconsistent to use in most leagues or in DFS.
Apr 8 - 9:43 PM

Wayne Ellington scored 14 points with four rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers against the Wizards on Wednesday.

He hasn't played well in his previous four games since being put back in the rotation. Ellington isn't worth owning in almost any league right now.
Apr 6 - 10:29 PM

Wayne Ellington will remain in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against Washington.

Shane Larkin, Ronda Hollis-Jefferson, Bojan Bogdanovic and Thomas Robinson will join Ellington in the starting five for tonight's game, with Henry Sims returning to the bench. Robinson and Bogdanovic are the most attractive DFS options out of the group, while Ellington is little more than a low-end streamer option in deep leagues for those seeking some 3-point shooting.

Wayne Ellington will start again on Friday against the Nets.

He played horribly on Thursday, but he'll get another chance. Ellington is not a fantasy option.
Apr 1 - 6:09 PM

Wayne Ellington did not score in 21 minutes during his start against the Cavs on Thursday.

He had to wait his turn while the Nets got a look at Sergey Karasev. Ellington should be avoided in most cases.
Mar 31 - 10:36 PM

Wayne Ellington will return to the starting lineup for Thursday's game against Cleveland, with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (rest) unavailable.

Ellington can offer some 3-point shooting to a fantasy team, but that's about it, and with a tough matchup against Cleveland he's not all that appealing of a target in most settings. At best, Ellington can be viewed as a low-end streamer option in deep leagues.
Mar 31 - 5:53 PM

Wayne Ellington was a DNP-CD on Thursday.

His playing time is going to drop now that Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is back. Ellington can be dropped almost everywhere.
Mar 24 - 11:13 PM

Wayne Ellington will come off the bench for Thursday's game against the Cavs.

Sergey Karasev will start in his place, and this could be the end of the road for Ellington as a fantasy asset this season. Interim head coach Tony Brown said on Wednesday that he's going to start trimming down Ellington's minutes in order to give the younger guys on the roster more minutes, so he could be out of the rotation entirely once the year comes to a close. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 24 - 6:54 PM

Nets' interim head coach Tony Brown said that he'll look to cut down on Wayne Ellington's minutes during the final stretch of the regular-season.

The Nets want to get an extended look at some of the younger guys on the roster, and with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson back in the action, Ellington could fall out of the rotation entirely. He was really struggling over the past four, connecting on just 26.7 percent of his shot attempts, and the reduction in minutes will likely render him a non-factor in all leagues. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 23 - 1:43 PM

Wayne Ellington started on Saturday with one point, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and no turnovers in 27 minutes against the Pistons.

He has seen several wings on the roster outplay him lately. Ellington is not worth owning in most leagues.
Mar 19 - 10:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
3Beno Udrih
4Briante Weber
SG1Josh Richardson
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
4Rodney McGruder
SF1Justise Winslow
2James Johnson
3Michael Carrera
PF1Chris Bosh
2Josh McRoberts
3Derrick Williams
4Udonis Haslem
5Luke Babbitt
6Stefan Jankovic
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Willie Reed
3Keith Benson