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With Dwyane Wade gone, the Heat start shopping for shooting guards

CHARLOTTE, NC - APRIL 8: Wayne Ellington #21 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against the Charlotte Hornets during the game on April 8, 2016 at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, NC - APRIL 8: Wayne Ellington #21 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against the Charlotte Hornets during the game on April 8, 2016 at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Miami Heat have agreed to a two-year deal worth more than $12 million with free-agent shooting guard Wayne Ellington, Yahoo Sports first reported Sunday.

Free agent guard Wayne Ellington has agreed to a two-year, $12M-plus deal with the Miami Heat, league sources tell @TheVertical.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 10, 2016

The Heat, of course, have a void at shooting guard following the departure of franchise cornerstone Dwyane Wade in free agency. Ellington, however, is merely depth at the position.

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Ellington, 28, averaged 7.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 76 games last season with the Brooklyn Nets. He shot 35.8 percent from 3-point range.

In his seven-season NBA career, Ellington has averaged 7.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game, and he has shot 37.6 percent from beyond the arc. He was a first-round pick (28th overall) by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2009 and also has played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies and Cleveland Cavaliers.