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Wayne Ellington | Guard | #2

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 200
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (28) / MIN
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Wayne Ellington hit three triples for nine points in Friday's loss to Indiana, adding one rebound, one assist and two steals.
He played just 18 minutes, but the 3-point specialist is still doing what he does best with 13 combined triples over his last four games. "He's in such great condition that he'll run 10 routes and nine of them will be all fake," coach Erik Spoelstra said of Ellington's off-ball movement. "But he'll do it just to put stress on the defense and see if they make a mistake. And when they make a mistake, he makes you pay for it." He's a one-trick pony in fantasy, but an injury or two in Miami could make him relevant in a hurry. Nov 16 - 9:17 PM

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Wayne Ellington scored 14 points (4-of-11 FG) with three rebounds, one assist, and four 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Sixers on Monday.

All but one of Ellington's shots came from deep in this one (4-of-10 3PT). Dwyane Wade is likely to be out for at least another game, which should give Ellington some more run off the bench. His appeal is limited until we see what type of role he'll have with Wade back.
Nov 12 - 10:44 PM

Wayne Ellington made 1-of-4 from the field for three points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

After 20 points and 37 minutes on Wednesday, foul trouble and cold shooting cost him this time, so he burned a lot of DFS players today. As long as Dwyane Wade (personal) is with his new baby, Ellington should be an option in DFS or as a 3-point specialist in deeper leagues.
Nov 9 - 11:06 PM

Wayne Ellington got hot against the Spurs in the starting lineup on Wednesday, scoring 20 points with four rebounds, one assist, two steals and six 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

It set up perfectly for Wayne with Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic out, and Derrick Jones Jr. getting hurt. Ellington was barely in the rotation with just 6.0 minutes per game over the last two outings, but he was one of the best shooters off the bench last season with 2.9 treys per game. He's only on the radar in deep leagues, but maybe coach Erik Spoelstra gets him more playing time even when Dragic and Wade come back.
Nov 8 - 12:19 AM

Wayne Ellington will move into Miami's starting lineup in place of Goran Dragic (knee).

This speaks to how much faith coach Erik Spoelstra has in Josh Richardson as a ball-handler, and Rodney McGruder should also be extra active tonight. Ellington is just a 3-point specialist on a good night and he's not worth a pickup with Dragic day-to-day.
Nov 7 - 6:53 PM

Wayne Ellington got his first game action on Saturday, scoring eight points with one rebound, one assist, and one 3-pointer in eight minutes against the Hawks.

Ellington has been active, but had yet to play in a game before this one. The emergence of Rodney McGruder has buried him on the bench. He's not worth owning in most leagues right now.
Nov 3 - 11:05 PM

Despite being cleared to play, Wayne Ellington hasn't been able to get into the rotation over the past three games.

"I want to be able to help the team in whatever way I can," said Ellington. "But, at the same time, I understand that I've been down for a minute, I missed some significant time with the team, so everything will work itself out. I'm going to keep putting in the work and it'll come around." Ellington should eventually work his way into the rotation in Miami, but until that happens, he can remain on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Oct 31 - 1:57 PM

Wayne Ellington (ankle) was available for the first time on Saturday, but didn't enter the game.

"Just wasn’t enough minutes tonight," Spoelstra said. "But Wayne has been through this before. Two years ago, he was out for more than six weeks and he found his way back in. It’s still early on. But I love the fact that he’s back in uniform." With Rodney McGruder playing well, Ellington might not see much time. The Heat are still without James Johnson and Dion Waiters, meaning minutes will be even tougher to come back for a few guys, including Ellington. He's safe to leave on the waiver wire.

Wayne Ellington (ankle) picked up a DNP-CD on Saturday vs. Portland.

His season debut will have to wait despite the Heat calling him "available." With the way Rodney McGruder has looked alongside Josh Richardson, Ellington's path to fantasy value isn't great.
Oct 27 - 10:45 PM

Wayne Ellington (ankle) will play on Saturday against the Blazers.

It'll be his season debut from this nagging issue that has bothered him since the start of camp. Ellington may not have a clear path to big minutes because of Rodney McGruder's strong start, so leave him on the wire.
Oct 27 - 6:30 PM

Wayne Ellington (ankle) remains probable for Saturday vs. the Blazers.

Assuming he does suit up, Saturday will be Ellington's season debut. In 2017-18, he set Miami's single-season record for 3-pointers made (227), which was also the most off the bench in NBA history. However, he'll have to compete for playing time with D Wade and Rodney McGruder, who has exceeded expectations early on. Justise Winslow (sore right hamstring) is also probable for Saturday's game.
Oct 27 - 11:55 AM

Wayne Ellington (ankle) is probable for Saturday vs. the Blazers.

With Rodney McGruder playing really well next to Josh Richardson, Ellington will have to settle into a role off the bench. Give him a look if you need 3-pointers, as he hit 2.9 per game in 2017-18. The rest of his game isn't great for fantasy.
Oct 26 - 1:12 PM

Wayne Ellington (ankle) is not expected to play Wednesday vs. the Knicks.

Head coach Erik Spoelstra said that he may use Ellington as a "decoy" if he's forced to put him on the floor, but it doesn't sound like he'll take the floor in any meaningful way today. Rodney McGruder should see meaningful minutes in the rotation, but he's not much more than a low-end streamer in deep leagues.
Oct 24 - 5:53 PM

Wayne Ellington (ankle) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

A report yesterday had ruled him out, but apparently, he's been upgraded to doubtful. We don't anticipate him getting out there, so Rodney McGruder should continue to see quality minutes for Miami.
Oct 24 - 12:16 PM

Wayne Ellington (left ankle) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.

Ellington has yet to make his 2018-19 debut, but has been heading in the right direction. He went through shootaround Saturday morning, yet coach Erik Spoelstra said he wanted Ellington to get in a full practice before he is cleared to play. No word yet if he suffered any sort of set back over the past couple of days.
Oct 23 - 12:40 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
SG1Dion Waiters
2Dwyane Wade
3Wayne Ellington
SF1Josh Richardson
2Justise Winslow
3Rodney McGruder
4Derrick Jones Jr.
5Duncan Robinson
PF1James Johnson
2Kelly Olynyk
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Bam Adebayo
3Udonis Haslem