According to Adrian Wojnarowski from ESPN, Wayne Ellington has come to an agreement with the Detroit Pistons to sign a contract once he becomes a free agent. Ellington was traded at the trade deadline to the Phoenix Suns along with Tyler Johnson in exchange for Ryan Anderson, who joined the Heat. After the trade was done, the Suns announced that they were going to waive Ellington.
Guard Wayne Ellington is closing in on a commitment to sign with Detroit, league sources tell ESPN. He will be a free agent once he clears waivers.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2019
OFFICIAL: Phoenix Suns waive Wayne Ellington.https://t.co/jc4pFeYc0n
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) February 7, 2019
Ellington would be taking a part of Reggie Bullock’s minutes after he was traded to the Lakers. This season, Ellington’s role in the Heat’s game rotation decreased playing in only 25 games, starting in 12 games of the Heat’s 53 so far. In that time with Miami, Ellington was averaging 8.4 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 21 minutes per game. Ellington scores the majority of his baskets from the three-point line, right now he is shooting 36.8 percent on six attempts per game. With this signing, the Pistons want to make a push for the playoffs. Currently, they are ninth in the East with a 24-29 record behind Miami that is the eight spot.