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.