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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 and Miami have reached an agreement on a deal, according to Chris Haynes of
It's a one-year deal worth $6.2 million, per Haynes. He's the best shooter left on the market and some contenders may have been in on Wayne, but he'll stay put. He had a chance to score a franchise-record in 3-pointers off the bench last year, and he should be in that role again. Jul 12 - 9:28 PM

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Wayne Ellington said his preference would be to re-sign with the Heat this summer.

Ellington, who will become a free agent on July 1st, averaged a career-high 11.2 points and 2.9 3-pointers this past season. He knocked down a total of 227 3-pointers off the bench, which is the most in NBA franchise history by a reserve. The Heat would like to bring him back, and they can exceed the salary cap to re-sign their own free agent. However, the issue is the luxury tax. "Of course I want to be back," Ellington said. "I also know how the luxury tax works. I do."
Apr 27 - 12:42 PM

Wayne Ellington scored 32 points during a 116-109 win over the Raptors on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, one steal, one block and eight 3-pointers.

He needed seven 3-pointers to set the franchise record for most treys in a season, and he came through while also hitting multiple clutch shots in this win. The Heat will get a fun matchup against the 76ers in the 3-6 matchup, but Ellington's minutes will likely be slightly dialed back. Coach Erik Spoelstra has some work to do to figure out his rotation.
Apr 11 - 11:00 PM

Wayne Ellington drained another three 3-pointers on his way to 11 points, three rebounds, one steal and one block in Wednesday's win over the Hawks.

Ellington drilled his 207th (at 3) 3-pointer of the season in this one, which set a new single-season record for the most 3-pointers off the bench in NBA history, and he also recorded his 300th career steal. He ranks in the top-10 in 3-pointers per game this season dropping in 2.9 trey-bombs a night, and he’ll have some increased opportunity for minutes while Dwyane Wade (wrist) is out.
Apr 4 - 11:03 PM

Wayne Ellington went for 14 points off the bench in Friday's 105-99 loss at Oklahoma City.

Ellington hit 4-of-8 from the field, including 4-of-6 from behind the 3-point line, while adding four rebounds and two assists. He was one of only four Miami players to finish in double digits, picking up the slack for three starters (Bam Adebayo, Tyler Johnson and Josh Richardson) and their 12 combined points.
Mar 23 - 11:05 PM

Wayne Ellington scored 16 points with four rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Knicks on Wednesday.

He became the third Heat player ever to hit 200 triples in a season. Ellington has clearly benefitted from Dwyane Wade missing time, averaging 15.2 points, 3.0 boards, 1.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 4.0 treys in those five games. He's a fine specialist and he's worth using in most leagues while he's getting 32.6 minutes per game.
Mar 21 - 10:14 PM

Wayne Ellington hit 8-of-14 shots and six 3-pointers on his way to 23 points, four rebounds and two assists in Monday's double-OT win over the Nuggets.

Dwyane Wade is still out with his hamstring injury and Ellington is on cruise control, outside of his last game, when he hit just 1-of-7 shots for four points on Friday. Even with that dud, he's averaging 15.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 4.0 3-pointers over his last five games.
Mar 20 - 1:11 AM

Wayne Ellington scored 22 points off the bench on Wednesday, going 7-of-19 from the field with a 6-of-17 mark from downtown.

The only other players to launch at least 17 attempts from downtown this season are James Harden and Allen Crabbe. Ellington added two assists, one rebound and one steal in 36 minutes tonight, and this is an exaggerated version of his usual production -- points, 3-pointers, and little else. He should earn extra minutes until Dwyane Wade (hamstring) and Josh Richardson (ankle) return, which at least boosts his short-term appeal.
Mar 15 - 1:05 AM

Wayne Ellington hit just 4-of-12 shots, but hit three 3-pointers for 11 points, three rebounds and two steals in 30 minutes on Monday.

Dwyane Wade could be out for a while with a hamstring injury and Ellington should see a bump in minutes as a result. He's a 3-point specialist, but can also help in steals and rebounds. He's worth a look, especially if you need 3-pointers.
Mar 13 - 1:07 AM

Wayne Ellington scored 17 points with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 24 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

Dwyane Wade (hamstring) and Justise Winslow may have suffered minor injuries, so there could be more minutes available for Ellington. He can stay on the wire for now because it doesn't look like those aforementioned fellows will be out long, but keep an eye on the injury report.
Mar 10 - 10:06 PM

Wayne Ellington returned on Thursday against the 76ers with nine points, three rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

He got some late minutes with his shot looking good, and coach Erik Spoelstra leaned on his bench a lot to seal this game. Ellington's volume isn't going to be nearly as high as it was before the break with Dwyane Wade in the mix and the Heat having their depth back. He's not really an add.
Mar 8 - 10:31 PM

Wayne Ellington (thigh) said he'll play against the 76ers on Thursday.

Miami has some options in the second unit and Justise Winslow is playing the best he has all season. Ellington should still get minutes, but coach Erik Spoelstra has a lot of options to fill out his rotation 6-10. Ellington probably isn't an add in most leagues.
Mar 8 - 6:36 PM

Wayne Ellington (thigh) is still probable for Thursday against the 76ers.

Ellington went through the morning shootaround and is on track to play as long as he doesn't suffer a setback in warmups. The Heat are healthy and have a crowded wing rotation, but Ellington's shooting could still earn him 20+ minutes off the bench if his thigh holds up.
Mar 8 - 12:05 PM

Wayne Ellington (thigh) is probable for Thursday against the 76ers.

He's missed the last four games and it sounds like he'll be back. In those four games, it's been Justise Winslow really stepping up with extra playing time, including 38 minutes on Tuesday. Ellington's return should take minutes from Winslow and Rodney McGruder, and Ellington's chances to score will likely drop now that Dwyane Wade is playing well in the second unit.
Mar 7 - 4:05 PM

Wayne Ellington (thigh) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.

This will be Ellington's fourth straight game on the sidelines, and considering he's still not been able to go through practices or shootarounds, he doesn't appear to be close. Justise Winslow, Rodney McGruder and Tyler Johnson will all be in line for more minutes with Ellington unavailable.

Depth Charts

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