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PASPN Mock GM 2021: Wayne Ellington Contract Status, Stats, Schedule, News
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Rights: lalLast Sal.: $3.01M
Agent: SuperAgentExp: 10+ years
FA Tier: 1 Age: 33
FBPPG:  Inj: O - Left Hamstring Soreness - Out
Desired Salary: Between $2.79M and $41.62M
Contract Status: FA - Free Agent
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 Ellington underwent an MRI on Wednesday that revealed a Grade 1 hamstring strain, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reports.

The Scoop:Ellington missed Tuesday's preseason game against the Warriors due to a hamstring issue, and it appears likely that he'll be sidelined for Thursday's exhibition matchup against Sacramento. If the 33-year-old is held out to begin the regular season, Malik Monk (groin), Kendrick Nunn (ankle) and Kent Bazemore would likely be in line for increased roles.
 Oct 13 1:44 ET -

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Wayne Ellington: Out Tuesday
Ellington is out for Tuesday’s preseason matchup against the Warriors due to left hamstring soreness, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.

The Scoop: Ellington was a late addition to the injury report, and he joins a long list of Lakers backcourt players sidelined for Tuesday's contest. Extra minutes could be available for Austin Reaves, Joe Ayayi and other reserve guards.
Oct 12 4:03 ET
Wayne Ellington: Starting Sunday
Ellington is starting for Sunday’s preseason matchup against the Suns, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.

The Scoop: The veteran guard will be making his second preseason start of the year Sunday against the Suns. With Lebron James (rest) being ruled out for the game, Ellington replaced him in the starting lineup and may still be in line to start for the Lakers come time for the regular season.
Oct 10 5:31 ET
Wayne Ellington: Projected starter at shooting guard
Ellington remains the “projected starter” at shooting guard, according to Jovan Buha of The Athletic.

The Scoop: We got our first look at the new-look Lakers in Sunday night's preseason opener, and while several key players, including LeBron James and Russell Westbrook, did not play, the exhibition provided a preview at the battle for minutes in the backcourt. All four of Ellington (22 minutes), Talen Horton-Tucker (26), Kendrick Nunn (24) and Malik Monk (21) saw significant action, and all four had some encouraging moments. While Horton-Tucker got the starting nod Sunday, Buha notes that Ellington "is still the projected starter" at shooting guard to begin the season. It's very possible that Frank Vogel tries out multiple options throughout the season, but Ellington's track record as a spot-up shooter may position him as the safest choice to complement James and Westbrook on the perimeter. Last season in Detroit, Ellington knocked down 2.5 three-pointers per game at a 42.2 percent clip -- the second-best mark of his 12-year career.
Oct 4 9:45 ET
Wayne Ellington: Headed to Los Angeles
Ellington has reached an agreement with the Lakers on a one-year deal, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.

The Scoop: After adding Trevor Ariza, the Lakers added another veteran sharpshooter by agreeing to a one-year deal with Ellington. In his last nine seasons, the 33-year-old has shot above 35.0 percent in every one, including two campaigns where he shot over 42.0 percent. Last year, the journeyman averaged 9.6 points on 42.2 percent shooting from beyond the arc.
Aug 2 4:57 ET

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