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Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
34-9 8-2 W4
32-12 5-5 W1
22-22 6-4 W1
22-23 4-6 W1
18-28 3-7 L1

2021 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 20.1 6.4 39.9 1.6 0.7

Top Wayne Ellington News

  • Lakers' Wayne Ellington: Will be available Wednesday

    Ellington (non-COVID illness) is listed as available for Wednesday's contest against the Grizzlies, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.

    Ellington didn't travel with the team to Houston for their contest Tuesday, but he apparently will meet them in Memphis for the second half of the Lakers' back-to-back. Before his absence, the veteran guard started the previous six games and averaged a modest 6.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.0 steals across 29.2 minutes during those contests. It's unclear if he will return to the starting lineup Wednesday.

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  • Lakers' Wayne Ellington: Dealing with non-COVID illness

    Ellington (non-COVID illness) is listed as out for Tuesday's contest with the Rockets.

    Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports that Ellington did not travel with the team to Houston, which suggests that the veteran will not only be out Tuesday, but he will likely also be out for the second half of the Lakers' back-to-back road trip as well. During his absence, Avery Bradley, Malik Monk and Talen Horton-Tucker are expected to see increased minutes. Ellington will likely rejoin the team when they return to home to face the Trail Blazers on Friday.

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  • Lakers' Wayne Ellington: Starting for THT

    Ellington will start Wednesday's game against the Mavs, Kyle Goon of Southern California News Group reports.

    With Talen Horton-Tucker in COVID-19 protocols, Ellington will slide into the lineup on the wing alongside Avery Bradley, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Ellington saw only seven minutes of action off the bench against Orlando on Sunday, but he should be looking at a boosted role for the next several games. Unless you're a fantasy manager in desperate need of threes, Ellington should remain on waivers in most leagues.

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  • Lakers' Wayne Ellington: Starting Tuesday

    Ellington will start Tuesday against the Kings, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.

    With Avery Bradley (thumb) out, Ellington will get the nod. In his one previous start, he played 28 minutes and posted six points on 2-of-8 shooting.

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  • Lakers' Wayne Ellington: Shifting to bench

    Ellington will come off the bench Sunday against the Spurs, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.

    With Talen Horton-Tucker set to make his season debut, the Lakers will shuffle the lineup and insert the Iowa State product at the small forward spot, while Avery Bradley and Russell Westbrook will start in the backcourt. Ellington made his first start of the season Friday against Minnesota, but he managed just six points in 28 minutes in the blowout loss.

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  • Lakers' Wayne Ellington: Draws start against Minnesota

    Ellington is starting Friday's game against the Timberwolves, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.

    Ellington had come off the bench in each of his first four appearances of the season but will start in place of DeAndre Jordan on Friday. The 33-year-old has averaged 7.8 points and 2.0 rebounds in 19.8 minutes per game to begin the year.

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  • Lakers' Wayne Ellington: Available Thursday

    Ellington (hamstring) is available for Thursday's game against the Thunder, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.

    Ellington came in as probable for Thursday's game and now is officially available to play. The 33-year-old guard will be making his season debut for the Lakers and should see a regular role off the bench moving forward.

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  • Lakers' Wayne Ellington: Probable Thursday

    Ellington (hamstring) is probable for Thursday's matchup against the Thunder, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.

    It finally appears that Ellington will make his season debut after missing the first eight games with a left hamstring issue. Ellington will likely slide right into the backup role at shooting guard behind Malik Monk. The former North Carolina Tar Heel averaged 9.6 points and 1.8 rebounds across 46 games with the Pistons last season.

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  • Lakers' Wayne Ellington: Won't play Tuesday

    Ellington (hamstring) is "close" but not available Tuesday against the Rockets, the Kamenetzky Brothers of Locked on Lakers report.

    Ellington has yet to debut due to a hamstring injury. His next chance to do so is Thursday against the Thunder.

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  • Lakers' Wayne Ellington: Could debut Tuesday

    Ellington (hamstring) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Rockets, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.

    Ellington has been given the green light to practice with the team after sitting with a hamstring injury, but his status for Tuesday's contest remains in question. He'll need to prove his health in shootaround and warmups to step onto the hardwood against Houston.

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  • Lakers' Wayne Ellington: Will practice with South Bay

    Coach Frank Vogel said Monday that Ellington (hamstring) will practice with South Bay before returning to the court for the Lakers, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.

    Ellington, who had been dealing with a hamstring injury, has been active for the past four games, but he hasn't seen any game action. Now, the 33-year-old veteran will join the Lakers G League affiliate to get some extended run before presumably making his 2021-22 debut. Talen Horton-Tucker is also expected to return to practice this week, so the Lakers' shooting guard spot, which was a weakness to begin the season, is starting to look crowded.

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  • Lakers' Wayne Ellington: Active, won't play yet again

    Ellington is expected to be available for Sunday's game against Houston but will not play, Jacob Rude of SB Nation reports.

    It's unclear what the Lakers are trying to accomplish by having Ellington dress when he's clearly not ready to play as he returns from a hamstring injury, but the veteran will go through the same song and dance for a fourth straight game. When, exactly, Ellington will actually be able to play remains to be seen.

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  • Lakers' Wayne Ellington: Questionable Sunday

    Ellington (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Rockets, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.

    Ellington's hamstring continues to bother him, and even though he's been in uniform lately, he hasn't seen the court. It's not clear if that will change Sunday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 207 lbs
Birthplace: Wynnewood, PA
Age: 34
School: North Carolina
Experience: 12