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Wayne Ellington

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2013-14 SEASON:
Averaged 3.2 points and 8.7 minutes in 45 games (1 start) for the Dallas Mavericks…shot 42.4% (25-59 3FGs) from 3-point range and 90.9% (10-11 FTs) from the line…3 games with 10+ points (3-0 record)…season-highs of 12 points (5-8 FGs, 2-5 3FGs) and 6 rebounds in 21 minutes vs. ORL (1/13/14)…season-high-tying 12 points (4-6 FGs, 4-5 3FGs) in 22 minutes vs. NO (2/26/14)…recorded 30 DNP-CDs…missed 3 games due to right thigh contusion (vs. WAS 11/12/13-at ORL 11/16/13)…NWT (illness) at CHI (12/28/13)…missed 2 additional games due to an illness (at NO 1/10/14-vs. NO 1/11/14)…NWT (personal reasons) at DEN (3/5/14)
Playoffs: Made his playoff debut in Game 2 at SA (4/20/14) and logged 3 minutes…recorded 5 DNP-CDs.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13 (Memphis/Cleveland): Averaged career-high 7.9 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 21.3 minutes in 78 games (21 starts) with MEM and CLE…shot 42.7% (226-529 FGs) from the field, 39.2% (94-240 3FGs) from 3-point range and 90.7% (68-75 FTs) from the line…in 40 games (4 starts) with MEM, averaged 5.5 points, 1.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 16.9 minutes while shooting 42.3% (41-97 3FGs) from 3-point range and 93.8% (15-16 FTs) from the line…in 38 games (17 starts) with CLE, averaged 10.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 25.9 minutes while shooting 43.9% (145-330 FGs) from the field, 37.1% (53-143 3FGs) from 3-point range and 89.8% (68-75 FTs) from the line…4 games with 20+ points…25 games with 10+ points…connected on career-high 7 3-pointers en route to 25 points (8-13 FGs, 7-11 3FGs, 2-2 FTs) in 27 minutes vs. MIA (11/11/12)…career-high 26 points (10-11 FGs, 6-7 3FGs) to go with 4 assists in 26 minutes at SAC (1/7/13)…21 points (8-13 FGs, 4-7 3FGs, 1-1 FTs) in 23 minutes at SA (3/16/13)…20 points (7-17 FGs, 3-7 3FGs, 3-3 FTs), 7 rebounds and 4 assists in 41 minutes vs. MIA (3/20/13).

2011-12 (Minnesota): Completed his third professional season averaging 6.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.6 assists on .404 shooting in a career-high 19.1 minutes in 51 games (four starts) for the Minnesota Timberwolves… Shot .324 from three-point range… Scored 10-plus points 16 times, including a season-high 17 points on March 25, 2012 vs. Denver and April 4, 2012 vs. Golden State… Also hauled in a career-high tying seven rebounds on April 4, 2012 vs. Golden State… DNP (Coach’s Decision) 13 times… Missed two games from April 11-12, 2012 due to back spasms.

2010-11 (Minnesota): Posted 6.6 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists on .403 shooting in 19.0 minutes in 62 games (eight starts)… Shot a career-high .397 from three-point range… Set a career high with 18 points on Feb. 8, 2011 at Houston and equaled that mark on Feb. 16, 2011 vs. LA Clippers… Recorded a career-high five assists on Feb. 14, 2011 vs. Portland and tied a career high with seven rebounds on Jan. 13 vs. Washington… 2009-10 (Minnesota): Recorded 6.6 points in 18.2 minutes in 76 games (one start) during his rookie season… Established career highs for rebounding (2.1), field goal percentage (.424) and free throw percentage (.871)…Totaled seven points in 17 minutes in his first career start on Nov. 9, 2009 at Golden State… Tallied a career-high tying seven rebounds on Dec. 23, 2009 at New Jersey.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by Minnesota in the first round (28th overall pick) of the 2009 NBA Draft…traded to Memphis in exchange for Dante Cunningham (7/24/12)… Traded with Josh Selby, Marreese Speights and a future first round draft pick to Cleveland in exchange for Jon Leuer (1/22/13)… Signed by Dallas (7/26/13)... Traded by Dallas with Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert, Shane Larkin, a 2014 2nd round draft pick and a 2014 2nd round draft pick to the New York for Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton (6/25/14)... Traded by New York with Jeremy Tyler to the Sacramento for Quincy Acy and Travis Outlaw (8/6/14)... Waived by Sacramento (9/3/14)... Signed by the Los Angeles Lakers (9/22/14)

COLLEGE:
Named Most Outstanding Player of the 2009 Final Four after leading UNC to national title… Earned All-ACC Tournament honors in each of his three collegiate seasons… Scored in double figures in 95 of 115 games, including 30 or more points twice… Finished his career ranked second in UNC history with 229 three-pointers… 2008-09: Led UNC with 85 three-pointers, the fifth-best single-season total in school history… Hit at least two three-pointers in 25 of 38 games… Ranked third in the ACC in three-point percentage (.417), sixth in three-pointers per game (2.2), eighth in field goal percentage (.483) and 13th in scoring (15.8 ppg)… Made a career-high seven three-pointers, scoring all 23 of his points in the second half vs. Miami on Jan. 17… Had 25 points, a career-high seven assists and six rebounds vs. Clemson on Jan. 21… Scored a season-high 34 points and grabbed nine boards vs. Maryland on Feb. 3… In ACC Tournament, had 16 points and four assists in win over Virginia, and 24 points and three assists vs. Florida State… Set a Final Four record for three-point percentage (.800), going 8-for-10 in two games… 2007-08: Averaged 16.6 points (ranked seventh in the ACC), 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists… Scored 20 or more points nine times… Exploded for career-high 36 points on 11-for-19 shooting, including 5-for-8 from the three-point line and a perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line, and hit the game-winning shot in a come-from-behind OT win at Clemson on Jan. 6… Hit five threes on his way to 28 points in the rematch on Feb. 10… Shot 10-for-13 from the field in scoring 24 points vs. Clemson in the title game of the ACC Tournament on Mar. 16… Earned All-East Regional honors for his play in the NCAA Tournament… 2006-07: Averaged 11.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists… Posted a season-high 19 points twice…Tallied 17 points, five rebounds and a then-career-high six assists at Maryland on Feb. 25… Scored a team-high 18 points vs. Florida State in first round of the ACC Tournament… Contributed 16 points on 6-for-8 shooting vs. NC State in the title game… Registered 12 points, six rebounds and five assists vs. Eastern Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Tournament… Scored 12 points vs. USC in the Sweet Sixteen.

PERSONAL:
Participated in the Seeds of Peace International Camp during the summer of 2009, working with Israeli, Palestinian, Egyptian, Jordanian and American youth to stress leadership and conflict resolution skills that apply both on and off the court… Was a high school teammate of Duke guard and current Charlotte Bobcat Gerald Henderson… A McDonald's and Parade All-America selection in high school… Won the three-point contest at McDonald's Game in 2006… Tied the event record with 31 points to lead the United States to a win in 2006 Nike Hoop Summit (Tyler Hansbrough scored 31 in 2005 game)… Led his high school to a 27-4 record as a senior and a 25-3 mark as a junior… Two-year letterman on the track team (high, triple and long jumps).

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Height: 6'4''/ 1.93m
Weight: 200 lbs./ 90.7 kg
Born: November 29, 1987
From: University of North Carolina
Draft: 1st Round (28th pick) 2009 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2009
Years Pro: 5
Previous Teams:
  Sacramento Kings 2014 - 2014
  New York Knicks 2014 - 2014
  Los Angeles Lakers 2014 - 2014
  New York Knicks 2013 - 2013
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: North Carolina/USA

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