Wayne Ellington – Shooting Guard
The Miami Heat made the decision to let Dwyane Wade depart to the Chicago Bulls, and for added guard depth, the Heat went on to sign former Brooklyn Nets guard Wayne Ellington.
Ellington reeled in a two-year deal, worth $12 million in South Beach, and expressed his excitement in joining the Heat on Instagram. Brooklyn added guards this summer, with Jeremy Lin, Caris LeVert, and Isaiah Whitehead, just to name a few. Brooklyn, of course, also tried to add Tyler Johnson and Allen Crabbe. It was clear upgrading the two guard spots was high on Sean Marks’ priority list, and Ellington just did not fit into the Nets’ puzzle in the backcourt.
Ellington played in 76 games in his only season in Brooklyn, starting a career-high 41 games. He averaged 7.7 points per game in 21.3 minutes per game. In Miami, he figures to see time off the bench, in what will be the seventh NBA team he has played for since 2009.
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