Ellington returns to action on Friday (Nov 22 12:00 ET )
Wayne Ellington (personal) returned to action on Friday, scoring eight points on 3-of-6 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds in 12 minutes.
The Scoop:Scott said that Ellington is more likely to actually step onto the court on Sunday, and that he may join Jordan Clarkson and Xavier Henry for Saturday's D-League game. Ellington is just averaging 7.8 points and 3.4 rebounds this season, so owners in standard leagues can continue to ignore him on the waiver wire.
The Scoop:Ellington hasn't done much in his five outings with Lakers this season, averaging 7.8 points and 3.4 rebounds over 20.5 minutes of action. Owners can safely leave him on the wire in most leagues.
The father of Los Angeles Lakers player Wayne Ellington was shot dead inside his car on Sunday night, the National Basketball Association team said. The 26-year-old Ellington, who goes by the same name as his father, has taken a leave of absence from the team. Wayne Ellington Sr. was found in his car in Philadelphia. Additionally, ownership and all Lakers employees are also saddened by this tragedy," said Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak.
The Scoop:"Our players are upset for their friend and teammate," said GM Mitch Kupchak. "Additionally, ownership and all Lakers' employees are also saddened by this tragedy. Those of us who work with and have gotten to know Wayne have come to know what a wonderful and caring person he is."