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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 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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Wayne Ellington played 31 minutes and hit 5-of-11 shots (5-of-11 3-pointers) for 15 points, seven rebounds and one assist in Monday's loss to the Raptors.

Starter Tyler Johnson took the minutes hit tonight, playing just 22 of them, while Dywane Wade played 21 minutes and Ellington tied Goran Dragic's 31 minutes. Ellington isn't in a great spot with Wade and Johnson both healthy and ready to go in Miami, but so far, Ellington looks like he could end up playing enough minutes to matter in fantasy. It really depends on what Wade does after the break.
Feb 13 - 9:56 PM

Wayne Ellington (shoulder) returned from a one-game absence on Friday vs. Milwaukee and did what he does best, hitting three 3-pointers to go with 11 points, three rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes.

Dwyane Wade is back in town and immediately played 22 minutes, so Ellington could lose a bit of playing time. He's still a huge piece of the puzzle in Miami and his floor spacing is crucial, especially if the Heat are going to keep playing Bam Adebayo next to Hassan Whiteside for stretches. Ellington is worth owning as one of the best source of triples in fantasy basketball.
Feb 10 - 12:15 AM

Wayne Ellington (shoulder) is warming up with the intention to play on Friday vs. the Bucks.

Barring a setback in warmups, Ellington will be ready to return after a one-game absence. He was in a bad slump, but maybe the shoulder had something to do with it. If you need 3-pointers, Ellington is as good of a specialist as you will find.
Feb 9 - 6:23 PM

Coach Erik Spoelstra said that Wayne Ellington (shoulder) is "somewhere between probable and questionable" for Friday's game vs. the Bucks.

Ellington did not play Wednesday vs. the Rockets but was able to get some shots up at Thursday's practice. This is shaping up as a game-time decision. The Heat added Dwyane Wade and Luke Babbitt at the deadline, which limits Ellington's upside over the second half of the season. Both Wade and Babbitt will be available to play Friday vs. Milwaukee.
Feb 9 - 11:38 AM

Wayne Ellington (shoulder) is listed as probable for Friday's game vs. Milwaukee.

Ellington has stepped up admirably for the Heat this season, returning specialist value as a high-volume, high-percentage 3-point shooter. He faces renewed competition with Dwyane Wade and Luke Babbitt in Miami, however, and is trending down in standard formats.
Feb 8 - 4:57 PM

Wayne Ellington (shoulder) was able to get up shots at Thursday's practice, but he is currently without an official timetable to return.

Ellington has been an elite source of triples this season earning quality minutes in Miami, but that could change with the arrival of Dwyane Wade. Because he was basically just offering owners points and triples, he wasn't much more than a low-end guy on the year, so there's no much incentive to hang onto him in 12-team leagues with 13 roster spots.
Feb 8 - 1:14 PM

Wayne Ellington (shoulder) has been ruled out on Wednesday against the Rockets.

He was doubtful to play and the Heat won't have their best shooter. Against a team like Houston, this could become a high-scoring game, but the Heat may also opt to go with bigger lineups to give them more length. Expect Tyler Johnson, Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson and Goran Dragic to get more opportunity than usual.
Feb 7 - 6:51 PM

Wayne Ellington (shoulder) has been downgraded to doubtful against the Rockets.

The Heat could've really used his shooting, but they'll have to find it somewhere else, it would appear. This is great news for Tyler Johnson's playing time while Josh Richardson and Goran Dragic will be firing away. We could see some James Johnson at SF, too.
Feb 7 - 5:54 PM

Wayne Ellington (shoulder) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

It's unclear exactly when Ellington suffered this shoulder injury, but the Heat could be very thin on the wings tonight with Justise Winslow (illness) also questionable. If both these guys sit out Wednesday's game, Tyler Johnson would likely return to the starting five, and he would play big minutes along with Josh Richardson and Goran Dragic. Stay tuned.

Wayne Ellington went for 16 points across 31 minutes off the bench in Friday's 103-97 loss at Philadelphia.

Ellington hit 6-of-16 from the field, including 4-of-12 from behind the 3-point line, but that's about all he did. The 30-year-old remains a 3-point specialist for fantasy owners in deeper leagues, as he is among the leaders in the NBA in the category. Other than that he doesn't contribute positively for fantasy purposes.
Feb 3 - 12:27 AM

Wayne Ellington didn't score in 26 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Cavs, going 0-of-4 from the field with six rebounds, one assist and one turnover.

Ellington came in with 52 made 3-pointers in January, which tied his own team record for triples in a month, but he simply couldn't get one to drop tonight. This is only the fourth game since Nov. 1 that he's failed to hit a 3-pointer, so fantasy owners can expect the 30-year-old to come out firing vs. Philly on Friday.
Feb 1 - 12:03 AM

Wayne Ellington scored 17 points with two rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday.

He hit a big 3-pointer to ice this game and put the Heat up four. As expected, there was no drop-off here and he closed over Tyler Johnson tonight. Ellington is too valuable for spacing in this offense, so he should continue to see minutes around 30 as he is among the league leaders for 3-pointers the rest of the way.
Jan 27 - 11:00 PM

Wayne Ellington played 34 minutes off the bench against the Kings on Thursday, making 7-of-16 from the field for 20 points with four rebounds, one steal and six 3-pointers.

The move back to the bench didn't hurt him with 13 attempts from deep as he closed this game out. Tyler Johnson is getting close to a return, but Ellington should still have an excellent chance to score in the teens with around 3.0 treys per game even when the Heat get healthy. He should be owned in leagues that count 3-pointers.
Jan 25 - 10:04 PM

Wayne Ellington scored 26 points in the starting lineup against the Hornets on Saturday, adding three assists, one steal and six 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

He looked great in the first unit today and he certainly is going to give coach Erik Spoelstra something to think about as a possible starter even when Goran Dragic (knee) can return. Ellington has the greenest of lights and is up to 3.0 treys per game on the year, and now he's starting to see minutes in the 30s to increase his season average of 25.3 minutes per game. He's worth owning in standard leagues right now.
Jan 20 - 9:29 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
3Derrick Walton Jr.
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
SF1Josh Richardson
2Rodney McGruder
3Derrick Jones Jr.
PF1Justise Winslow
2James Johnson
3Luke Babbitt
4Jordan Mickey
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Kelly Olynyk
3Bam Adebayo
4Udonis Haslem