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Wayne Ellington | Guard

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

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Wayne Ellington (migraine) played seven minutes during Wednesday's road loss, making a free throw to finish with one point, one rebound and one assist.
The migraine kept Ellington from playing on Sunday but it's no longer an issue. What is an issue, at least for fantasy owners, is the fact that he's averaging 3.5 points on 32.7 percent shooting this season. Nov 26 - 1:49 AM

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Wayne Ellington (illness) is questionable to play against the Celtics on Sunday.

Ellington is dealing with a migraine, but the issue wasn't reported until a few minutes before tip-off. He is averaging just 13.8 minutes per game this season, so he probably won't upset too many fantasy owners. For what it's worth, Ellington wasn't on the bench when the game started.
Nov 22 - 6:06 PM

Wayne Ellington slid to a bench role vs. the Grizzlies on Saturday and played only nine minutes, scoring six points with two 3-pointers and no other stats to his credit.

He wasn't a viable fantasy option while starting, so this shift to the bench officially seals his fate. Starting SG Markel Brown (two points in 14 minutes) didn't fare much better, and we may see Bojan Bogdanovic get his audition in the near future.
Oct 31 - 11:29 PM

Wayne Ellington was benched at the last minute on Saturday, replaced in the Nets' starting lineup by Markel Brown.

Ellington shot 1-of-9 from the field in Brooklyn's first two games, which is unsustainable for a purported 'shooting' guard, so the move isn't entirely surprising. Anyone clinging to Ellington due to his starter status can obviously cut bait.
Oct 31 - 7:22 PM

Wayne Ellington started at SG on Wednesday but went scoreless with two boards and one assist in only 12 minutes of action.

His hold on the job is tenuous, especially if Bojan Bogdanovic (nine points in 29 minutes) continues to outplay him. Leave Ellington where you found him -- on the waiver wire.
Oct 28 - 11:19 PM

Wayne Ellington will start at shooting guard against the Bulls on Wednesday.

He will be joined in the starting lineup by Shane Larkin, Joe Johnson, Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez. This report confirms that Bojan Bogdanovic will come off the bench, but neither player is an intriguing option in fantasy leagues at the moment. This could develop into a timeshare at the two.
Oct 28 - 11:51 AM

Wayne Ellington started at shooting guard on Sunday vs. the 76ers and played 24 minutes, but he scored just six points on 2-of-8 shooting.

He also added two points, one board and one 3-pointer. Ellington actually has a good chance to start on opening night because Bojan Bogdanovic has been terrible, but neither player is very appealing in fantasy leagues at the moment.
Oct 18 - 4:08 PM

Wayne Ellington went scoreless on his five shots from the field against the 76ers on Saturday, adding two rebounds and one steal in 12 minutes.

He had a nice 16-point game on Monday, but Ellington will have to play really well in order to take the starting gig from Bojan Bogdanovic. He can be left on the wire just about everywhere.
Oct 10 - 6:02 PM

Wayne Ellington scored 16 points off the bench in Monday's preseason opener, hitting 6-of-10 shots (including four threes) in 31 minutes.

Ellington had just two assists to round out this line. Meanwhile, starter Bojan Bogdanovic missed all four of his field goal attempts and managed just three points and a steal in 17 minutes. The first preseason game of the year is never a good time to make assessments, so this shouldn't move the needle in terms of an assessment for either guy.
Oct 5 - 10:56 PM

Wayne Ellington believes that the Nets can surprise some people this season.

"I’m definitely ready to go," Ellington said. "I’m excited for the season and think we’re going to surprise a lot of people. We’ve got a group that can get it done, going to play together and we’re going to bring it. Brooklyn basketball, we’re going to represent." Ellington is expected to see some time at shooting guard behind Bojan Bogdanovic, but he will also have to compete for minutes with Markel Brown and Sergey Karasev. Ellington is only on the radar in deeper leagues.
Sep 18 - 10:14 AM

Nets sign G Wayne Ellington.

The 27-year-old will join the Nets on a one-year, $1.5 million contract and should be able to carve out a spot for himself in Brooklyn's rotation. Ellington doesn't offer a whole lot of fantasy value after averaging 10.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.4 three-pointers with the Lakers in 2014-15, but he's worth a look in deeper leagues due to his three-point shooting.
Jul 9 - 11:22 AM

The Warriors have reached out to unrestricted free agent Wayne Ellington.

He said his shoulder is fully healed and the Lakers are going to contact him. Ellington would likely get more playing time with the Lakers over the Warriors.
Jul 1 - 4:33 PM

The Lakers contacted Wayne Ellington when free agency began on Wednesday to let him know that they were interested in re-signing him.

The Warriors, Cavaliers, Wizards, Spurs and Hawks have also shown some interest in Ellington, so the Lakers will have some competition. The Lakers will obviously prioritize some of the bigger names on the open market such as LaMarcus Aldridge and Greg Monroe, so it may be a while before Ellington signs a deal.
Jul 1 - 11:12 AM

Wayne Ellington said on Thursday that his shoulder has fully healed.

Ellington was forced to miss the end of the Lakers 2014-15 season with a Grade 1 shoulder separation, but he's now back to 100 percent. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and it'll be interesting to see where he lands. Ellington had some nice spurts with the Lakers this year, but his averages of 10.0 points and 1.4 three-pointers per game leave a lot to be desired from a fantasy perspective. He's unlikely to hold any standard league value next season, regardless of where he lands.
May 28 - 5:44 PM

Wayne Ellington said that he would like to return with the Lakers next season.

Ellington had a career-year playing for the Lakers this season, posting averages of 10.0 points and 1.4 three-pointers per game on 41.2 percent shooting from the field. However, Ellington wasn't really given the opportunity to produce until the Lakers had been decimated by injuries, and there's no telling what their roster will look like next season. Basically, Ellington is capable of putting up value on a team that is tanking, but it would be hard for him to get into the rotation on a team that is playing for something. He'll be an unrestricted free agent when the offseason hits.
Apr 14 - 4:15 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jarrett Jack
2Shane Larkin
3Donald Sloan
SG1Wayne Ellington
2Bojan Bogdanovic
3Markel Brown
SF1Joe Johnson
2Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
3Sergey Karasev
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Thomas Robinson
3Chris McCullough
4Willie Reed
C1Brook Lopez
2Andrea Bargnani