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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 (personal) returned to action on Friday, scoring eight points on 3-of-6 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds in 12 minutes.
Ellington's father was shot and killed last week. Hopefully he was able to find some relief on the court tonight. Nov 22 - 12:49 AM

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Wayne Ellington will be available to play Friday, but Byron Scott doesn't anticipate using him.

Scott said that Ellington is more likely to actually step onto the court on Sunday, and that he may join Jordan Clarkson and Xavier Henry for Saturday's D-League game. Ellington is just averaging 7.8 points and 3.4 rebounds this season, so owners in standard leagues can continue to ignore him on the waiver wire.
Nov 21 - 7:19 PM

Wayne Ellington (personal) has rejoined the Lakers, but it's not clear if he will play Friday vs. the Mavericks.

Head coach Byron Scott would like to ease Ellington back into the rotation, and with Nick Young back from his injury, Ellington will have a negligible role with the Lakers. He's is averaging just 7.8 points and 3.4 rebounds through 20.5 minutes of action this season, and he can safely be left on the wire in nearly all formats.
Nov 21 - 2:08 PM

Wayne Ellington (personal) is expected to rejoin the Lakers in Dallas on Thursday.

Ellington hasn't done much in his five outings with Lakers this season, averaging 7.8 points and 3.4 rebounds over 20.5 minutes of action. Owners can safely leave him on the wire in most leagues.
Nov 18 - 6:39 PM

Wayne Ellington has been granted an indefinite leave of absence after his father was shot and killed in Philadelphia on Sunday.

"Our players are upset for their friend and teammate," said GM Mitch Kupchak. "Additionally, ownership and all Lakers' employees are also saddened by this tragedy. Those of us who work with and have gotten to know Wayne have come to know what a wonderful and caring person he is."
Nov 11 - 5:59 PM

Wayne Ellington returned from a concussion that kept him out on Tuesday and hit 6-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points and a steal in 25 minutes.

We're not high on Ellington, but the Lakers are so bad anything is possible. Just keep an eye on him going forward, especially if you need threes in a deep league.
Oct 30 - 2:40 AM

Wayne Ellington (concussion) will not play in the Lakers' opener on Tuesday.

He collided with Kings guard Ben McLemore during an exhibition on Friday, and Ellington won't return until he's passed all of the league-mandated tests. The short-handed Lakers can't catch a break and they'll enter the season with only 10 healthy players.
Oct 26 - 4:06 PM

With Kobe Bryant sitting out on Wednesday, Wayne Ellington started at SG and had 11 points, two rebounds, two assists, two steals and a 3-pointer.

If Kobe goes down at some point, Ellington may be worth keeping an eye on, but that's about it.
Oct 23 - 12:44 AM

The Lakers signed Wayne Ellington on Monday.

Ellington has played for the Timberwolves, Cavs, Grizzlies, and Mavs during his brief five-year career, and boasts career averages of 6.4 points, and 1.8 rebounds on 41.8 percent shooting from the field. In other words, he's completely irrelevant from a fantasy perspective.
Sep 22 - 6:56 PM

The Kings waived Wayne Ellington on Sunday.

Ellington never figured to be a primary piece to the Kings rotation, and Sunday was the last day teams could apply the waive-and-stretch provision. There doesn't seem to be much interest in Ellington around the league, but if he is able to sign somewhere, he'll still be irrelevant in fantasy circles.
Sep 1 - 10:48 AM

Wayne Ellington was traded to the Kings on Wednesday.

He really had no chance to make the Knicks and president Phil Jackson essentially called him a trade filler in the Jose Calderon-Tyson Chandler deal back in July. Ellington isn't projected to make the Kings rotation.
Source: USA Today
Aug 6 - 4:27 PM

The Knicks continue to search for trade options involving Wayne Ellington, whose remaining $2.8 million salary is fully guaranteed.

Ellington was a throw-in during the three-team deal involving Tyson Chandler, but the Knicks never had much interest in keeping him. They're eager to clear a roster spot and may try to unload Ellington by packaging him with Pablo Prigioni or Shane Larkin, which says plenty about Ellington's perceived lack of value around the league.
Aug 6 - 9:26 AM

President Phil Jackson basically said Wayne Ellington was a trade filler on Thursday, according to Steve Popper of the Bergen Record.

Ellington did play some triangle offense with the Wolves and Kurt Rambis, but he's the easily the least valuable asset of the four players to come back in the six-player deal with the Mavericks. He's no lock to make the Knicks roster.
Jun 27 - 12:37 PM

The Knicks acquired Wayne Ellington in a trade on Wednesday.

Outside of a decent February with 12.4 minutes per game and a 51.6 field goal percentage, Ellington was quiet last season and didn't crack 11 minutes per game in any other month. He's unlikely to be a factor on the Knicks while they are healthy.
Jun 25 - 6:11 PM

Wayne Ellington (personal) is back with the team for Friday's game against the Blazers.

He played 12.4 minutes per game in February and his return likely bumps Jae Crowder out of the rotation again. Ellington has no fantasy value right now.
Mar 7 - 7:41 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ronnie Price
2Jeremy Lin
3Steve Nash
SG1Kobe Bryant
2Wayne Ellington
3Jordan Clarkson
SF1Wes Johnson
2Nick Young
3Xavier Henry
PF1Ed Davis
2Carlos Boozer
3Ryan Kelly
4Julius Randle
C1Jordan Hill
2Robert Sacre