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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
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Wayne Ellington scored six points with three rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.
The minutes have still been decent for Ellington, but don't forget Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) coming back will mean the Heat offense won't need Ellington for spacing as much. Ellington is an OK hold as a specialist in standard leagues, but we'd expect him to trend down. Feb 23 - 11:05 PM

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Tyler Johnson (ankle) and Goran Dragic (knee) are being listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Rockets.

Johnson has spent the past three games on the sidelines, but we'll have a better idea on his status following Monday morning's shootaround. If he's out again on Monday, Derrick Jones Jr. will have another opportunity to start with more minutes falling to Justise Winslow and Wayne Ellington. Dragic sat out Saturday's game, and if he's out again on Monday, Josh Richardson would spend more time running the offense.
Jan 21 - 5:00 PM

Tyler Johnson (ankle) will not play Wednesday vs. the Bucks, as expected.

"He is feeling better. We did not get an MRI, it is just an ankle sprain at this point," said head coach Erik Spoelstra of Johnson. "We will continue to treat and evaluate him." It'll be interesting to see who Miami brings into the starting five with Johnson out, but Wayne Ellington figures to be the primary beneficiary here in terms of minutes. Johnson doesn't appear to be dealing with anything serious, but he could also miss Friday's game in Brooklyn with it being the first of a back-to-back set.
Jan 17 - 1:01 PM

Tyler Johnson (ankle) will not be required to undergo an MRI, but he is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. Milwaukee.

Johnson could miss a few games, but the fact that he's avoiding an MRI suggests he's not dealing with anything too serious. We should get official confirmation on his status following Wednesday's shootaround, and if he's out, Wayne Ellington could see heavy minutes as a starter. Stay tuned.
Jan 16 - 4:43 PM

Tyler Johnson (ankle) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Tuesday.

Johnson was grabbing at his knee after the hard fall on Monday and needed to be carted off the court, but the Heat are simply calling this an ankle sprain, and we should get official confirmation on that diagnosis once the MRI results are made public. Miami plays in Milwaukee on Wednesday, and for now, we'll be considering Johnson doubtful for that one. If he's out, Wayne Ellington could move into the starting group with Goran Dragic and Josh Richardson logging heavy minutes. Stay tuned.
Jan 15 - 6:15 PM

Dion Waiters is expected to have season-ending surgery on his injured left ankle, according to Yahoo's Shams Charania.

Waiters opted not to have surgery last season, but after getting multiple second opinions this week, he reportedly decided he couldn't wait any longer. Waiters' expected absence for the rest of the season is a major blow for Miami's depth. Tyler Johnson, Josh Richardson and Wayne Ellington will continue to take on heavier workloads, with Johnson and Richardson in particular having the ball in their hands more often. Fantasy owners may want to wait for more confirmation before cutting Waiters, but not if there's a hot FA you might miss out on. We should have a rough timetable for Waiters' recovery soon after the surgery is performed.
Jan 11 - 6:08 PM

Tyler Johnson (left shoulder strain) will not suit up for Tuesday's game in Toronto.

Johnson hurt his shoulder at shootaround, and unfortunately, this is the same shoulder that he had surgically repaired back in 2016. Head coach Erik Spoelstra wouldn't commit to having Johnson available for Wednesday's game in Indiana, and with that one being the second of a back-to-back, there will not be a shootaround so we likely won't get an update until just prior to tip-off. Goran Dragic, Josh Richardson and Wayne Ellington figure to log heavy minutes tonight.
Jan 9 - 6:11 PM

Coach Eric Spoelstra said that Justise Winslow will not play Friday vs. the Mavs and that he "does not anticipate" Winslow playing Saturday vs. New Orleans.

Friday will be the fifth straight game Winslow has missed. Goran Dragic (elbow) has also been ruled out of Friday's contest. As a result, Josh Richardson and Wayne Ellington will continue to see extended playing time. J-Rich has been on fire of late. He is averaging 24.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 3.3 treys, 1.7 steals and 1.7 blocks over Miami's last three games.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 11:50:00 AM

Goran Dragic (elbow) and Dion Waiters (illness) did not participate during shootaround, and both remain questionable to play Monday vs. Atlanta.

"I’m not sure what exactly happened," Dragic said of the elbow injury that he suffered on Saturday. "I kind of like hit it, hyper-extended it. It was fine after the game, but the next day it swelled up. We’re going to go see a doctor and see." If both Dragic and Waiters are unavailable tonight, the Heat will enter Monday's game with just eight healthy players, and guys like Josh Richardson, Wayne Ellington and Tyler Johnson would all see a big uptick in usage. Stay tuned.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 02:46:00 PM

James Johnson has been diagnosed with right ankle bursitis and he's expected to miss the next 7-10 days of action.

Johnson will not be traveling with the team on their upcoming two-game road trip, and this timetable will have him out of commission for the next 4-6 games. With Johnson unavailable, guys like Josh Richardson, Dion Waiters, Wayne Ellington and Jordan Mickey will be asked to pick up the slack, and both Ellington and Mickey could be worth an add in deep leagues.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 02:37:00 PM

Tyler Johnson (illness) did not go through shootaround but said he'd play Wednesday vs. the Suns.

Johnson always says he'll play when asked, but that decision will ultimately be up to Erik Spoelstra, and it looks like he'll be headed for a game-time call after missing shootaround. If he's out, Wayne Ellington would pick up most of his minutes, and he'd be on the radar as a potential deep league, 3-point streamer. Stay tuned.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 05:51:00 PM

Dion Waiters (personal) has rejoined the team and is expected to start Wednesday vs. Phoenix.

With Waiters back in the starting five, we'll likely see Justise Winslow shift back to the second unit and Wayne Ellington's minutes figure to be reduced to the teens. There will also be somewhat less opportunity for Tyler Johnson. Check back for official confirmation on Waiters' status closer to tip-off.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 02:11:00 PM

Dion Waiters (personal) will rejoin his team on Tuesday in Phoenix, and play against the Suns on Wednesday.

Waiters will miss Monday's game, which could result in another start for Justise Winslow, but it's Tyler Johnson, Wayne Ellington and Josh Richardson who will be the primary beneficiaries with Waiters on the sidelines. Ellington could be someone to think about as a low-end, 3-point streamer tonight, while Johnson has some DFS appeal coming off Sunday's outing in which he produced 19 points, three triples, three assists, three steals, two boards and two turnovers in 33 minutes.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 03:24:00 PM

Dion Waiters (personal) will miss Monday's matchup against the Warriors.

He's still back in Miami after the birth of his second daughter, but maybe he'll get back to the team in time for Wednesday's game in Phoenix. Justise Winslow drew the start in his place on Sunday, but was horrible, while Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington played well with some increased opportunity with the second unit. Josh Richardson should also see some increased touches on Monday night sans Waiters.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 02:24:00 PM

Dion Waiters is not with the team and will miss Sunday's game against the Clippers.

Waiters went back home to be there for the birth of his daughter, and while he's expected to rejoin the team at some point during their five-game road trip, he could miss Monday's matchup with the Warriors as well. With Waiters unavailable tonight, we could see Wayne Ellington move into the starting five, and there will be more opportunity for guys like Tyler Johnson and Josh Richardson.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 02:13:00 PM

Dion Waiters (ankle) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Cavs.

Waiters tried to talk head coach Erik Spoelstra into letting him get out there tonight, but Coach Spo wasn't having any of it. Miami will need to win these next two games to advance to the postseason, but it's looking like they'll have to do that sans Waiters. Josh Richardson, Wayne Ellington and Tyler Johnson will continue to pick up the slack in Waiters' absence.
Mon, Apr 10, 2017 05:57:00 PM

Dion Waiters (ankle) will not play Wednesday vs. Charlotte.

He won't even be traveling with the team for the first leg of this three-game road trip, and there are no guarantees that he'll rejoin the squad for Friday's game in Toronto or Saturday's game in Washington. Josh Richardson will continue to start in his absence with Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington seeing some increased opportunity with the second unit. With his return date still uncertain, Waiters belongs on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues.
Tue, Apr 4, 2017 03:34:00 PM

Dion Waiters (left ankle) has shed his walking boot and is now able to go through conditioning work, although he's still not ready to practice.

Waiters continues to take small steps in the right direction, but with him still not practicing, it's looking like there's a chance he could miss the remainder of the regular season. Josh Richardson, Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington will continue to pick up the slack in his absence.
Sun, Apr 2, 2017 04:31:00 PM

Tyler Johnson (shoulder) has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game vs. Charlotte.

Johnson was a full participant during shootaround, so it's looking like his sore left shoulder will only end up costing him one game on the sidelines. With Johnson expected to get back out there, Wayne Ellington and Josh Richardson could see a reduction in minutes.
Wed, Mar 8, 2017 12:02:00 PM

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