Ellington and the Knicks agreed to terms Sunday on a two-year, $16 million contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
While the Knicks missed out on their big targets, they continue to stockpile mid-level free agents on shorter-term deals. Ellington will join Julius Randle, Bobby Portis, Reggie Bullock and Taj Gibson as new arrivals next season, and all four project to play fairly significant roles. Ellington split last season between Miami and Detroit, shooting a combined 37.1 percent from three on 7.0 attempts per game.
Ellington had 13 points (4-9 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, and two steals in 39 minutes during Saturday's 119-103 loss to Milwaukee.
Ellington played a team-high 39 minutes Saturday, ending the loss with 13 points including three triples. He has been a solid pickup for the Pistons after they lost Reggie Bullock mid-season, as a player who can hit multiple threes while also chipping in a few steals from time-to-time. There is a decent chance the Pistons season comes to an end Monday in Game 4 with everyone needing to step up if they are to send the series back to Milwaukee.
Ellington totaled 14 points (4-9 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, three assists and a steal over 33 minutes in the Pistons' loss to the Hornets on Sunday.
Ellington contributed solid minutes on Sunday, finishing with an all-around stat line in the loss. He's been on a nice run recently, averaging 17.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists over his last six games.
Ellington totaled 24 points (9-16 FG, 5-12 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, two assists and a steal over 35 minutes Wednesday against Indiana.
Ellington scored 15 of his 24 points from beyond the arc and turned in a well-rounded line. Despite this, the Pistons would fall 108-89 on the night. The North Carolina product has scored 24 or more points in three of his previous five contests, and his team will need his scoring contributions down the stretch of the regular season if they have any hope of maintaining a playoff spot in what has turned out to be a tightly contested race.
Ellington amassed 26 points (10-19 FG, 4-13 3Pt, 2-4 FT), four rebounds, two assists and a block in 37 minutes Monday against the Pacers.
Ellington led the charge for the Pistons with Blake Griffin out with a knee injury. The veteran guard's scored at least 20 points in four of his past eight games, and continues to provide bursts of scoring off the bench. Since joining the Pistons, Ellington's drilled at least one three in all but two four contests. While he's not going to fill up the box score routinely, Ellington's shot is as consistent as they come.
Ellington registered 25 points (9-16 FG, 7-13 3Pt) and three steals across 31 minutes in Thursday's 115-98 win over the Magic.
After having no rebounds and no assists in either of his last two games, it is clear that Ellington is only a scorer. He now has sunk 11 threes over that same span, showing off his one true talent. If he can pick up his effort on the defensive end and get more steals like he did Thursday, the Pistons would certainly appreciate it as they fight for a playoff spot.
Ellington compiled 12 points (4-9 FG, 4-8 3Pt), and nothing else in 29 minutes during Tuesday's 95-92 loss to Denver.
Ellington made four three-pointers in Tuesday's loss but failed to record another stat in what was certainly one of the more one-dimensional performances of the season. He had been struggling prior to this game and will likely continue to be up and down with his production. He is fine to look at if you need threes but chances are there are other options across your waivers.
Ellington finished with three points, three assists, and two steals in 20 minutes during Sunday's 121-114 loss to Golden State.
Ellington was terrible again Sunday, ending the game with just three points in 20 minutes. After a short period of putting up standard league value, Ellington has regressed and should be considered a drop if you are still holding onto him. He is more of a three-point streamer but clearly comes with an element of risk depending on how he is shooting the ball.
Ellington finished with 23 points (7-11 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 3-5 FT), one rebound, one steal, and one block in 31 minutes during Thursday's 118-98 victory over the Suns.
Ellington stayed hot in Thursday's win, finishing the game with 23 points including six triples. Over his last five games, he is averaging over four three-pointers per contest. He has also contributed a combined six steals in that time and is certainly on the radar in competitive leagues.
Ellington produced 25 points (8-15 FG, 7-13 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two assists, two steals and one rebound across 32 minutes in Monday's 126-119 loss to the Cavaliers.
Ellington stepped up in a big way Monday for the Pistons, going for a season-high point total due to his season-high seven threes. He'll remain in the starting lineup for the foreseeable future, but shouldn't do much in his role as a sharpshooter.
Ellington finished with 11 points (3-7 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two steals, one assist and one rebound over 25 minutes in the Pistons' loss to the Heat on Wednesday.
Although the Pistons were blown out for the second straight night, it wasn't the game-flow that limited Ellington -- he just hasn't been very productive in Detroit. In 10 games prior to Wednesday in the starting lineup, Ellington has averaged 9.8 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 24.6 minutes. He's not an appealing fantasy option outside of deep leagues.
Ellington will start Friday's game against the Hawks, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Ellington, in his third game as a member of the Pistons, will replace Luke Kennard in the starting five. Ellington played 33 minutes during Detroit's final game before the All-Star break, posting 13 points, two steals, one assist and one rebound in 33 minutes.
Ellington totaled just two points (1-8 FG, 0-7 3Pt), four rebounds and two assists across 19 minutes in the Pistons' win over the Wizards on Monday.
As expected, Ellington came off the bench, but he had a disappointing performance in his first game as a Piston. He averaged only 8.4 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 steals per game this season for Miami, and his reduced role in Detroit makes him a viable fantasy option in only the deepest of leagues.
Ellington is set to make his Pistons debut Monday against the Wizards after completing his first practice with the team a day earlier, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
Ellington committed to sign with the Pistons shortly after being cut by the Suns on Thursday, but he wasn't able to join his new team until Sunday after waiting to clear waivers. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Pistons committed the remaining balance of their mid-level exception to bring in Ellington, suggesting the team has big plans for him over the rest of the season. Coach Dwane Casey acknowledged as much Sunday, per Beard, saying that he expects Ellington to more or less fill the same role on the wing that Reggie Bullock had prior to being dealt to the Lakers. With that in mind, it wouldn't be surprising if Ellington was plugged into the starting five and played big minutes off the bat, which would be a negative development for the likes of Langston Galloway, Luke Kennard and Bruce Brown.
Ellington will sign with the Pistons once he clears waivers, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Once Ellington clears waivers he will be an unrestricted free agent and be able to make it official with Detroit. It's a curious move for Ellington, who was expected to sign on with a legitimate contender, but the Pistons' hard pursuit of the shooting guard paid off. After trading Reggie Bullock, the shooting guard spot for the Pistons is currently up for grabs, but Ellington will likely have to fight with the likes of Bruce Brown and Langston Galloway for that spot going forward.
Ellington will be waived by the Suns on Thursday, John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.
As expected, Ellington is being let go by the Suns in order to give the veteran the opportunity to join a contender. Given Ellington's resurgence in Miami as a guy who can play heavy minutes and shoot a high clip from behind the arc, a number of teams are expected to be interested in his services. And given that Ellington will be free to choose which team he wants to join, he'll likely find an opportunity where he'll be a fixture in a rotation.
Ellington's agent, Mark Bartelstein, is working with the Suns to get Ellington waived so he can join a playoff contender, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Ellington has seen his role reduced this season, but he was one of the league's best high-volume three-point shooters last year. In 2017-18, Ellington made 2.9 threes per game at a 39.2 percent clip, scoring 11.2 points per game across 26.5 minutes. If he gets bought out as hoped, Ellington could see that kind of production depending on what team he opts to join. Certain teams, like the 76ers, have been sacrificing depth to acquire top-end talent and could slot Ellington in for sixth-man type minutes.
Ellington has been traded to the Suns as part of a deal that brings Ryan Anderson to Miami, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
It initially appeared as though Miami had swapped Tyler Johnson for Anderson straight-up, but the Heat will also send Ellington to Phoenix in the deal. As an expiring contract, Ellington could be moved again before Thursday's deadline, and if not, he'll be a candidate to be bought out. Ellington was among the league leaders in made threes a year ago but he's struggled to stay in the Heat's rotation for much of the season.
Ellington managed three points (1-1 FG, 1-1 3Pt) in four minutes during Friday's 118-102 loss to the Thunder.
Ellington returned to a reserve role and barely got off the bench with Tyler Johnson re-claiming his starting gig and Dwyane Wade (sore knee) rejoining the lineup following a one-game absence. Ellington and Rodney McGruder saw team-low minute totals, and when healthy the team's depth along the wing makes it tough to count on either outside of the deepest leagues.
Ellington will come off the bench Friday against Oklahoma City, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.
Ellington was effective in the starting five over the previous two contests, but he'll revert back to the bench in favor of Tyler Johnson. Ellington hadn't received much playing time prior to his two-game stint with the starters, so it's unclear as to whether he's earned more minutes following an impressive couple of performances.
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