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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 came off the bench and played a team-high 39 minutes, hitting 3-of-19 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, seven rebounds, three assists and a steal in Wednesday's overtime loss to Minnesota.
Ellington complied with the Lakers' wish to lose this game, but they still pulled it out in OT. Ellington has had potential all season, but has rarely come through for his owners. The minutes and shots were a lot more encouraging than the results, but he might be worth a flier if you have someone to cut. Mar 26 - 1:38 AM

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Wayne Ellington scored 15 points off L.A.'s bench on Tuesday, making 6-of-14 FGs with three 3-pointers, three boards, two assists, one steal and zero turnovers in 24 minutes.

Ellington was a drag on standard-league rosters even while starting, returning positive value in just one category (3-pointers), so his benching may seal his fate as a waiver wire regular. Don't hesitate to cut him for a free agent with more upside.
Mar 24 - 11:34 PM

Wayne Ellington will move to the Lakers bench on Tuesday with Jeremy Lin starting alongside Jordan Clarkson.

Ellington is averaging just 16.4 minutes as a reserve this season and he's unlikely to muster any value now that Lin has leap-frogged him in the rotation. There should be better 3-point specialists available on every waiver wire.
Mar 24 - 8:00 PM

Head coach Byron Scott said that the Lakers will "absolutely" consider re-signing Wayne Ellington this offseason.

"He made himself a valuable part of this team," Scott said. "We don’t know what next year holds. But he has shown 30 teams he knows how to play the game." Ellington has made strides on the defensive end this season and is much more versatile on offense, so it makes sense for the Lakers to retain him. Free agency and the draft are obviously the priorities for the Lakers, so it remains to be seen if they will make a move for him in the summer. Ellington is averaging 10.2 points, 2.2 boards, 2.0 assists and 1.6 3-pointers over his last five games, and he should be able to hold low-end value in most leagues for the final stretch.
Mar 21 - 11:45 AM

Wayne Ellington hit 6-of-13 shots (including two threes) for 14 points, three rebounds, four assists and one steal in Friday's loss.

Ellington has struggled shooting the ball lately and that has put him below the cut-line in standard formats. But with the type of minutes he gets consistently, as long as he is shooting north of 40 percent he stands a very good chance of returning late-round value. Give him a hard look.
Mar 7 - 1:36 AM

Wayne Ellington logged a team-high 37 minutes on Tuesday but he scored only seven points on 2-of-8 shooting with one rebound and zero assists, steals or blocks.

He opened the game with five points in three minutes before vanishing offensively, and it's hard to rely on him for anything more than scoring and 3-pointers despite his continued starting role.
Mar 3 - 10:24 PM

Wayne Ellington played a team-high 38 minutes on Wednesday and had 15 points, 10 rebounds and two assists on 5-of-12 shooting.

We were expecting more shots and some threes with Nick Young out (knee), but a double-double works, as well. Ellington had been slumping over his last couple games, but with a season-high 10 boards and heavy minutes, could be ready to get hot again for the Lakers, who have somehow won two straight basketball games. And in case you're wondering about the two-game winning streak, just four NBA teams have a winning streak longer than the Lakers - OKC, Cleveland, Houston and New Orleans.
Feb 26 - 1:39 AM

Wayne Ellington (illness) couldn't find the range in Friday's 114-105 loss to the Nets, missing all seven 3-point attempts and hitting just 3-of-10 shots overall for eight points, one assist and two steals in 21 minutes.

Ellington has played well enough over the last month to earn the benefit of the doubt, even against the backdrop of Bryon Scott's rotations and lack of his own history as a productive fantasy play. There is also an illness to consider and the fact that Scott appears to favor Ellington, but the rope is also pretty short here if this keeps up.
Feb 21 - 5:12 AM

Wayne Ellington (illness) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, and he will play Friday vs. the Nets.

Ellington was forced to sit out of Wednesday's practice, but all signs are pointing towards him being able to give it a go on Friday. He'll have a very favorable matchup against the Nets, and he should make for a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues on Friday.
Feb 19 - 4:21 PM

Wayne Ellington (illness) was not at practice on Wednesday.

He should be considered questionable to play on Friday against the Nets. Ellington has been busy in his last five, playing 33.8 minutes per game with averages of 15.0 points, 4.6 boards, 1.4 assists and 2.6 treys. He's worth a look in standard leagues and his owners will want to check back for an update tomorrow. If he's out, expect to see more action from Ryan Kelly, Jordan Clarkson, Jeremy Lin and maybe Nick Young (ankle).
Feb 18 - 3:42 PM

Wayne Ellington easily led the Lakers in minutes with 34, and finished Wednesday's game with 16 points, eight rebounds, an assist, a steal and two 3-pointers on 6-of-14 shooting.

He's getting a ton of run for the hapless Lakers these days and we think he should be owned in all leagues, as long as he's starting for L.A.
Feb 12 - 1:11 AM

Wayne Ellington scored 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting during Sunday's blowout loss to the Cavs, adding five rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers over 30 minutes of action.

Ellington has seen heavy minutes for the Lakers ever since Kobe Bryant went down, and he doesn't appear to be in any danger of losing his starting job with the Lakers playing for draft picks. He doesn't do much aside from score and hit 3-pointers, but with averages of 12.8 points and 1.6 three-pointers as a starter, he's worth a look in standard leagues.
Feb 8 - 6:22 PM

Wayne Ellington hit 7-of-17 shots and five 3-pointers on his way to 19 points, two rebounds and two assists in Wednesday's overtime loss at Milwaukee.

He played 38 minutes on Sunday and struggled, but as long as he's starting for Kobe Bryant (which should be the rest of the season), he's worth a pickup in fantasy. He scored 23 points on Thursday before Sunday's dud (7 points on 2-of-12 shooting).
Feb 4 - 11:37 PM

Wayne Ellington played a team-high 38 minutes on Sunday but only managed to put up seven points, two rebounds, one steal and one turnover.

Ellington shot just 2-of-12 from the field vs. the Knicks, and he was a major letdown after scoring 20+ points in his previous two outings. Consistency will likely be an issue for Ellington the rest of the way, but he has very little competition for playing time and should be able to sustain some low-end value in standard leagues.
Feb 1 - 6:07 PM

Wayne Ellington made 9-of-19 from the field for 23 points during a 123-118 double-overtime victory over the Bulls on Thursday, adding five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

His style of play has completely changed. Ellington would basically just hang around the 3-point line to space the floor, but now he's creating off the dribble. He had nine shots in the paint tonight and coach Byron Scott seems to have complete trust in Ellington as his primary scorer. The 27-year-old swingman is a decent shooter from the field, effective at the line and should add some other stats with the scoring, so he's worth a look in standard leagues.
Jan 30 - 2:02 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jordan Clarkson
2Jeremy Lin
3Ronnie Price
SG1Wayne Ellington
2Nick Young
3Kobe Bryant
4Jabari Brown
SF1Ryan Kelly
2Wes Johnson
PF1Tarik Black
2Carlos Boozer
3Ed Davis
4Julius Randle
C1Robert Sacre
2Jordan Hill