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Wayne Ellington | Guard | #2

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 208
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (28) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Wayne Ellington drained 7-of-10 shots from downtown to finish Wednesday's home loss with 24 points on 8-of-11 shooting, four rebounds, two steals and one block in 32 minutes.
Ellington was 5-of-5 from deep in the first quarter alone, as he continues to shine as a 3-point specialist. The 24 points were the most he's scored since joining the Heat, and his shooting display was even more impressive against a Blazers team that's limiting opponents to 35.0% shooting from downtown (sixth-lowest in the league). He won't stay this hot forever, but is worth deploying until he cools off. Dec 14 - 12:32 AM

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Wayne Ellington cooled off on Wednesday, hitting 1-of-7 shots to finish with three points, one rebound and two steals in 27 minutes.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra recently referred to Ellington as "ignitable," but the wick has been wet recently. The veteran shot 11-of-17 from deep over the weekend, but in Miami's past two games he's averaged 1.5 points on 9.0 percent shooting. He's obviously not an easy guy to trust, and if he's not hitting 3-pointers he's not helping your fantasy team.
Nov 30 - 12:09 AM

Wayne Ellington made 5-of-8 field goals and 4-of-4 free throws on Sunday, with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover in 30 minutes.

All of Ellington's shots were 3-pointers, but you already knew that. The sharp-shooter has played 361 minutes this season, yet he's attempted only 13 two-point shots. In other words, 89.3 percent of his shot attempts are coming beyond the arc. He's on fire lately, and anyone seeking 3-pointers should feel free to roll him out there until he cools off.
Nov 26 - 6:46 PM

Wayne Ellington led a strong bench effort on Friday with 21 points on 6-of-9 shooting, with all of his makes coming from downtown.

Ellington played 27 minutes to help Miami beat the Wolves in Minnesota, adding three rebounds, one assist and a 3-of-3 mark at the line. The nine-year veteran is a known commodity at this point, in both reality and fantasy -- he's going to hit 3-pointers in bunches, but that's about it.
Nov 24 - 11:21 PM

Wayne Ellington hit 7-of-12 shots for a season-high 21 points on Sunday, with all of his attempts coming from downtown.

Ellington added two rebounds and one steal in 25 minutes. Tonight's performance distills his fantasy essence as a perimeter specialist, and he's one of just 17 players (since 1983-84) to make at least seven 3-pointers without attempting any 2-point shots. He's yet to score double-digit points in consecutive games this season, and most fantasy owners can ignore him.
Nov 19 - 7:58 PM

Wayne Ellington scored 15 points with three rebounds and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.

That makes it three games in a row with at least 27 minutes, but that's all about Dion Waiters missing the previous two and Tyler Johnson (illness) missing tonight. If any of the rotation perimeter guys do miss time, Ellington is a near lock to get double-digit possessions used with minutes in the upper 20s. Johnson should be back on Friday, so just remember Ellington as a stream or DFS punt the next time someone needs a game off.
Nov 9 - 12:42 AM

Wayne Ellington struggled all night against the Warriors, finally breaking loose and hitting some 3-pointers in garbage time of a 97-80 loss to the Warriors.

Ellington hit 3-of-10 shots and 3-of-9 3-pointers to finish with nine points, one rebound, one assist and one steal in 28 minutes. He's going to get loose and have the occasional big game for the Heat, but is far too unreliable to be rostered in 12-team leagues. He has a 20- and 17-point game this season, but if you forget about those two, he's averaging just 3.6 points in his other eight games.
Nov 7 - 1:31 AM

Wayne Ellington hit 6-of-11 shots during Sunday's win over the Clippers on his way to 17 points, five triples, one rebound, two assists and one block in 27 minutes.

Ellington got some increased minutes with Dion Waiters (personal) unavailable and Justise Winslow playing terribly, and these are the kinds of stat lines he can produce when given the minutes. However, Waiters likely isn't looking at a lengthy absence, and Ellington doesn't do much aside from hit triples, so he's not a great pick up in most formats.
Nov 5 - 7:11 PM

Wayne Ellington played through an illness on Monday vs. the Wolves, finishing scoreless in four minutes with one shot attempt.

He does have one 20-point game on his resume this season, but has scored a combined 14 points in the other five games. He’s simply not worth owning while the Heat are healthy on the wings.
Oct 30 - 10:56 PM

Wayne Ellington (illness) is going through his pregame routine with the intention of suiting up for Monday's game against the Wolves.

Ellington skipped the morning shootaround with his illness, but it sounds like he'll be out there tonight. He's not a viable target in most leagues, though.
Oct 30 - 5:58 PM

Wayne Ellington is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Wolves due to an illness.

He wasn't with the team for the morning shootaround, but coach Erik Spoelstra is "hopeful" that he'll be available. Ellington has been quiet except for a 20-point outburst against the Hawks, averaging 6.8 points and 1.8 triples in 14.8 minutes per game. If he sits, we could see more of Tyler Johnson.
Oct 30 - 11:51 AM

Wayne Ellington scored 20 points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and six 3-pointers in 25 minutes during a 104-93 win over the Hawks on Monday.

His six treys in the second quarter matched a franchise record, but that's about it for him. He's the backup to Dion Waiters most nights and being hot explains the extra run. This line is a fluke, but we've seen Ellington get hot before and he could get more run if any Heat guard needs to miss time. Leave him on the wire.
Oct 23 - 11:43 PM

Wayne Ellington scored eight points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 15 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.

Unlike the other positions, Ellington has basically played directly behind Dion Waiters at shooting guard. If Waiters did need to miss time, Ellington could become a specialist for treys. He's not stashing almost anywhere, though.
Oct 22 - 12:27 AM

Wayne Ellington scored eight points with one assist and one 3-pointer in 15 minutes on Friday.

He will be in the rotation and most of his minutes should come as the backup to Josh Richardson and Dion Waiters. The Heat have more depth this year, so Ellington isn't expected to do much while the team is healthy.
Oct 14 - 12:16 AM

Wayne Ellington said it meant "a heckuva lot" to him that the Heat picked up his $6.3 million player option for the 2017-18 season.

"At the end of the season, Pat told me ‘I want to get better, but I want to get better with you,’" said Ellington. "It made me feel like he was going to do what he had to do to get our team better – which I feel like he did – but at the same time I was able to stay on board. I’m ecstatic about that." Ellington was able to get on the floor more than usual last year with due to a plethora of injuries in Miami's backcourt, but he might not be quite as involved next season if the guys like Josh Richardson, Tyler Johnson and Dion Waiters are able to stay healthy.
Jul 19 - 11:24 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
3Derrick Walton Jr.
SG1Dion Waiters
2Wayne Ellington
3Matt Williams
SF1Josh Richardson
2Rodney McGruder
PF1Justise Winslow
2James Johnson
3Okaro White
4Jordan Mickey
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Kelly Olynyk
3Bam Adebayo
4A.J. Hammons