Los Angeles Lakers sign two-guard Wayne Ellington

September 22, 2014

The Los Angeles Lakers bolstered their three-point shooting ability today, as General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced that the team signed shooting guard Wayne Ellington.

With the loss of long range gunner Jodie Meeks this offseason to free agency, Ellington figures to fill Meeks' former role of providing outside shooting off the bench.  Last season in Dallas, Ellington shot career-bests from the field (.437) and three-point range (.424), appearing in the postseason for the first time in his career.

The five-year NBA veteran holds career averages of 6.4 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 1.0 assists over 312 games (35 starts) with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers, and most recently, the Dallas Mavericks.

Ellington, 26, played three seasons at the University of North Carolina (2006-09), leading the Tar Heels to the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship in 2009 while being named Final Four Most Outstanding Player.

By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services


  1. He will sit behind Nick Young

    1. Good riddance Meeks! Ellington does pretty much the same thing and he is cheaper on the books than your 6 mill contract in Detroit


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