Wayne Ellington is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for the University of North Carolina from 2006 to 2009.
He chose to forgo his final season of college eligibility to declare for the 2009 NBA draft and was drafted 28th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Ellington with the 28th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft. In his debut season, he averaged 6.6 points per game and 2.1 rebounds per game from the bench.
For Dante Cunningham, the Memphis Grizzlies traded Ellington on July 24, 2012.
Against the Miami Heat on November 11, 2012, Ellington tallied a career-high 25 points on 7-of-11 three-pointers. In a 113–81 victory over the Sacramento Kings on January 7, 2013, he set a new career-best with 26 points.
On January 22, 2013, Ellington, Marreese Speights, Josh Selby, and a future first-round draft pick were traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for forwarding Jon Leuer.
Ellington joined the Dallas Mavericks on July 26, 2013.
The New York Knicks acquired Ellington along with Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton in exchange for Shane Larkin, José Calderón, Samuel Dalembert, and two 2014 second-round choices on June 25, 2014.
Jeremy Tyler and a 2016 second-round draft selection were traded with him to the Sacramento Kings along with Quincy Acy and Travis Outlaw on August 6, 2014.
Wayne Ellington Contract
Wayne Ellington signed a 1 year / $2,641,691 contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, including $2,641,691 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $2,641,691. In 2022-23, Ellington will earn, while carrying a cap hit of $1,766,970.
Wayne Ellington Salary
Wayne Ellington takes home an annual average salary of $2,641,691 as a professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Wayne Ellington Net Worth
Wayne Ellington has a net worth of $10 million.