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Wayne Ellington | Guard | #2

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 208
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (28) / MIN
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Wayne Ellington said that he hopes to return to Miami to play for the Heat next season.
The Heat have a $6.3 million team option to bring Ellington back for the 2017-18 season. During his exit interview, Ellington made it clear that he hopes to return. "This is the place I want to be. This is the place that feels like home for me and feels really good to me." Ellington averaged a career-high 10.5 points and 2.4 3-pointers this season, while shooting 41.6 percent from the floor and 37.8 percent from downtown. Apr 18 - 9:47 AM

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Wayne Ellington did not score in 13 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

Coach Erik Spoelstra went with his starters more than expected, so Ellington didn't see much court time as a proud papa. Now that Josh Richardson looks healthy, Ellington may be more of a situation guy going forward.
Mar 23 - 10:11 PM

Coach Erik Spoelstra said he's planning on Wayne Ellington (personal) being available for Thursday against the Raptors.

He was with his family to witness the birth of his son. With Ellington back, he should be looking at minutes in the upper 20s with several attempts from deep. In his last two, Ellington averaged 10.0 points in 25.0 minutes per game. He's a specialist for owners looking to add more treys.
Mar 23 - 5:56 PM

Wayne Ellington (personal) is expected to play on Thursday vs. the Raptors.

Ellington became a father on Wednesday and wasn't with the team at the morning shootaround, but he's expected to make it to Thursday's game on time. With Dion Waiters (ankle) out indefinitely, Ellington will continue to be a nice source of 3-pointers in deeper formats, but Josh Richardson is a better pickup.
Mar 23 - 11:59 AM

Wayne Ellington played 27 minutes and hit 4-of-8 shots and three 3-pointers for 11 points, two assists and a steal on Tuesday.

With Dion Waiters out indefinitely with an ankle injury, Josh Richardson is starting. But the Heat know that Ellington can hit open threes, and his minutes should see a bump as long as Waiters is out. If. you need 3-pointers, he might be the best pure shooter on your waiver wire and he's averaging 13 points and 3.4 3-pointers over this last five games.
Mar 21 - 11:18 PM

Wayne Ellington came off the bench on Sunday, hitting 3-of-10 shots for nine points in 23 minutes, with all of his attempts coming from downtown.

This is precisely why we always refer to Ellington as a 3-point specialist. He chipped in five rebounds but didn't have any other stats to his credit tonight. There's a chance that he or Tyler Johnson (14 points in 31 minutes) will earn a start in the near future, because Dion Waiters (ankle) is out for an extended period and coach Erik Spoelstra wouldn't commit to tonight's starting unit. It's just something to watch for this week.
Mar 19 - 9:48 PM

Wayne Ellington will come off the bench on Sunday against the Blazers.

The Heat will go with Josh Richardson's defense first against the Blazers. Ellington should still get minutes in the upper 20s, so he's a points and treys specialist while Dion Waiters is out.
Mar 19 - 5:28 PM

Wayne Ellington is likely to start for Dion Waiters (ankle) on Sunday.

This is expected to be the move after Ellington started the second half on Friday. Josh Richardson should still be getting plenty of minutes off the bench as coach Erik Spoesltra wants to keep his second unit guards together. Richardson is the better speculative pickup while Waiters is down.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Ellington has definitely frustrated fantasy players plenty of times this season when he’s started. The last time he started against Portland he struggled to 17.9 FanDuel points. However, he was ice cold from deep, making one trey on eight attempts. On the season, he’s shooting 38% from downtown and he’s been red hot in March (45%). Fortunately, he’s taken at least eight 3PAs in ten of 13 starts this season. He’s in a nice spot today – Miami’s implied total of 108.8 is 6.2 points above their average – and he’s a viable high-risk contrarian tournament option; we’re projecting 7.5% ownership on FD.
Mar 19 - 12:35 PM

Wayne Ellington started the second half of Friday's game vs. the Wolves, finishing with seven points on 3-of-8 shooting.

He only played 18 minutes with two rebounds, one triple and one assist, and while it looks like Dion Waiters is going to miss some time with an ankle injury, Josh Richardson looks like the better speculative add -- Richardson played 32 minutes. Unless you need to stream some triples on Sunday, leave Ellington on the wire.
Mar 17 - 11:35 PM

Wayne Ellington sank five 3-pointers en route to 19 points during Wednesday's 120-112 win vs. the visiting Pelicans.

Miami has won 18 straight games when making at least 10 triples, and they poured in 16 tonight. Ellington is shooting very well lately and makes for a fine specialist, as long as you're not expecting more than his 12.3 points and 3.5 triples per game since the break.
Source: AP
Mar 16 - 12:11 AM

Wayne Ellington scored 19 points, including five 3-pointers, in Sunday's loss against the Pacers.

Ellington was a very efficient 7-of-13 from the field and he chipped in with two assists and a rebound in 27 minutes off the bench. He is on pace to have his best season as a pro, averaging 11.1 points per game. After bouncing around with seven organizations in nine years in the NBA, it appears he might have finally found a home in South Florida.
Mar 12 - 9:09 PM

Wayne Ellington was hot off the bench in Monday's game against the Cavaliers, posting 18 points with four rebounds and four assists.

Ellington dropped in five triples on 10 attempts from behind the arc in 32 minutes. He gave Erik Spoelstra some much needed production with Tyler Johnson (neck, shoulder) inactive for Monday's battle. If Johnson needs more time to recuperate it will be Ellington, Rodney McGruder and Josh Richardson splitting up the minutes.
Mar 6 - 9:42 PM

Wayne Ellington played 22 minutes with nine points, one rebound and three 3-pointers against the Hawks on Friday.

The Heat were reportedly shopping Ellington at the deadline, but he was actually in the rotation ahead of Josh Richardson. That probably won't continue, so expect Ellington to fall out of the rotation at some point.
Feb 25 - 1:50 AM

The Heat have been shopping Wayne Ellington and Josh McRoberts as a package, according to Chris Mannix of The Vertical.

Mannix notes that the Heat "appear interested in moving contracts." Ellington has a non-guaranteed $6.3 million salary next season, while McRoberts has a $6.0 million player option. There are zero teams linked to this 'package', for good reason, and we're not reading much into it with the deadline less than 24 hours away.
Feb 23 - 12:11 AM

Wayne Ellington moved back to Miami's bench on Monday, picking up six points with two 3-pointers and no other statistics in 21 minutes.

Ellington was solid in three starts sans Dion Waiters (ankle) but his appeal is greatly diminished in a reserve role. Josh Richardson (foot) is also "fairly close" to a return, and should at worst be ready after the break, so there isn't much incentive to own Ellington in typical leagues.
Feb 13 - 10:16 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
SG1Josh Richardson
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
SF1Justise Winslow
2Rodney McGruder
3Okaro White
PF1Josh McRoberts
2James Johnson
3Luke Babbitt
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Willie Reed
3Udonis Haslem