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Team W-L L10 STRK
18-3 10-0 W17
18-3 8-2 L1
12-11 5-5 W2
11-11 3-7 L3
9-14 4-6 W1

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 20.8 6.7 40.2 1.6 0.7

Top Wayne Ellington News

  • 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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  • Lakers' Wayne Ellington: Not expected to see the court

    Ellington (hamstring) is expected to be in uniform, but he is not expected to see the court during Friday's contest against Cleveland, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.

    The Lakers have been playing it slow with their veteran guard. Ellington has dressed but not seen the court in each of the past two games for Los Angeles. The team wants to get him into some practices before playing him in a live game this season. Ellington's next chance to finally see the court comes Sunday against Houston.

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  • Lakers' Wayne Ellington: Questionable Friday

    Ellington (hamstring) is questionable for Friday's game against Cleveland, Ryan Ward of LakersNation.com reports.

    Ellington hasn't yet made his season debut, but he's suited up for each of the last two games. While it's not yet clear whether he'll be available Friday, he appears to be trending toward a return.

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  • Lakers' Wayne Ellington: Will dress again, won't play

    Ellington (hamstring) will be in uniform for Wednesday's game at Oklahoma City, but he likely will not play, Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet reports.

    As was the case Tuesday night at San Antonio, Ellington will dress for the game and technically be available, but the Lakers don't plan to use him as he continues to work back from a strained left hamstring. The veteran should be back in the mix within the next few games.

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  • Lakers' Wayne Ellington: Questionable Wednesday

    Ellington (hamstring) is questionable for Wednesday's game against Oklahoma City.

    Ellington suited up for Tuesday's overtime win over the Spurs but didn't make his season debut. It's not yet clear whether he'll be able to take the court in the second half of the back-to-back set as he continues to deal with a left hamstring strain.

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  • Lakers' Wayne Ellington: Will dress, likely won't play

    Ellington (hamstring) will technically be available for Tuesday's game against the Spurs but he's unlikely to play, Kyle Goon of Southern California News Group reports.

    Coach Frank Vogel said Ellington is nearing a return, but he's not quite ready to get back to game action. He'll dress Tuesday night and be available in case of emergency, but his Lakers debut will likely be on hold until sometime later in the week.

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  • Lakers' Wayne Ellington: Listed as questionable Tuesday

    Ellington (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's contest against the Spurs.

    Ellington was initially listed as out for Tuesday's contest, so his questionable status is good news for the Lakers. Coach Frank Vogel said Monday that he hoped Ellington would be back within the week, but it looks like the North Carolina product may be back sooner. If he is available against the Spurs, he will likely be on a minute restriction during his first game of the 2021-22 campaign.

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  • Lakers' Wayne Ellington: Listed out Tuesday

    Ellington (hamstring) is listed as out for Tuesday's game against the Spurs.

    Over the weekend, coach Frank Vogel said he hopes to have Ellington back within the next week, but the veteran guard will miss at least one more contest as he continues to nurse a strained left hamstring. The Lakers are heading into a Tuesday/Wednesday back-to-back, so it wouldn't be surprising if Ellington also sits out Wednesday's contest at Oklahoma City.

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  • Lakers' Wayne Ellington: Out vs. Grizzlies

    Ellington (hamstring) is out Sunday versus Memphis, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com.

    Though coach Frank Vogel thinks Ellington could re-debut sometime next week, he'll sit out a third consecutive game because of his injury. They started an extra big man (DeAndre Jordan) the previous two times their primary shooting guard was unavailable.

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  • Lakers' Wayne Ellington: Remains out Friday

    Ellington (hamstring) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Suns, Bill Oram of The Athletic reports.

    Ellington missed Tuesday's opener against Golden State with a Grade 1 hamstring strain, and he'll be forced out for a second straight game to begin the regular season. Kent Bazemore and Malik Monk will likely see additional run against Phoenix.

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Player Bio

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