Wayne Ellington

Fantasy News

  • Damyean Dotson
    SG, New York Knicks

    Damyean Dotson (right shoulder surgery) practiced on Tuesday and is probable for Wednesday's game against the Hawks.

    Dotson averaged 10.7 points as a reserve for the Knicks last year and will likely be in a similar role. He is a deep-league option for points, but he will face a lot more competition for minutes this year as the Knicks brought in Wayne Ellington and R.J. Barrett this offseason.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Wayne Ellington
    SG, New York Knicks

    Wayne Ellington (illness) is available for Friday's matchup with the Wizards.

    Ellington is battling for minutes at shooting guard so getting back on the court is a big development for him. Even in reserve minutes he'll hold appeal as a 3-point streamer, and good preseason performances will only help that cause given the Knicks' crowded rotation.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Kevin Knox
    SF, New York Knicks

    Kevin Knox (strained right calf) and Wayne Ellington (illness) are questionable to play the Wizards in Friday's preseason matchup.

    Knox is only 20 years old and still has room to grow, but he is expected to come off the bench and doesn't project to see enough time to meaningfully contribute to a fantasy team. Ellington is also slotting back to a reserve role after starting for the Pistons in the second half of last season.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Kevin Knox
    SF, New York Knicks

    Kevin Knox did not practice on Wednesday due to a right calf strain.

    Knox had a reasonable game on Monday against the Wizards, but the Knicks are playing it safe with his calf. Amir Hinton (groin) and Wayne Ellington (illness) also did not practice.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Damyean Dotson
    SG, New York Knicks

    Damyean Dotson, who had right shoulder surgery, is unlikely to play in the preseason for the Knicks but should be available for the regular season.

    Dotson scored 10.7 points per game as a reserve last season while making 36.8 percent of his three-pointers. The Knicks added Wayne Ellington in the offseason who could cut into Dotson's reserve minutes.

    Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter

  • Julius Randle
    PF, New York Knicks

    The Knicks have officially announced the signings of Julius Randle, Wayne Ellington, Taj Gibson, Elfrid Payton and Bobby Portis on Tuesday.

    Randle is expected to start at PF as the big-ticket free agent signing, while Payton will compete for a starting job and Portis should see a hefty dose of backup minutes at the four and five. Ellington had a strong finish with the Pistons and could compete for a starting wing job. Coach David Fizdale was pretty unpredictable with his rotations last year, but we can't imagine Taj Gibson taking too many minutes away from the trio of Portis, Randle and Mitchell Robinson.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Wayne Ellington
    SG, New York Knicks

    Wayne Ellington will head to the Knicks on a two-year, $16 million pact.

    The Knicks were said to be very interested in Ellington and ended up getting their man. He has a chance to start but with David Fizdale calling the shots his minutes could be very erratic. We've seen Ellington hold standard-league value in the past but the young Knicks figure to tilt the scales away from him over time, so his appeal might only exist as a 3-point streamer. The Knicks have used their vast cap space to add veterans and young, overpaid upside guys. At least they'll have some potential trade assets at the next two deadlines.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Wayne Ellington
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    The Knicks are interested in Wayne Ellington and Taj Gibson, according to Ian Begley of SNY.

    New York has cash to burn and will be looking to sign players to short-term contracts, according to earlier reports. Gibson and Ellington fit the bill as quality vets who can stay in their lanes, help the young guys learn and then be flipped for futures at the trade deadline, so the interest makes sense now that the Knicks haven't made good use of their vast cap space.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • George Hill
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    The Knicks have shown interest in George Hill and Wayne Ellington, per Ian Begley of SNY.

    The Knicks are chasing the biggest names on the market but would like to flesh out the roster with affordable veterans either way. Hill will be waived by the Bucks rather than be paid $19 million, but Milwaukee has hopes to re-sign him on a more affordable deal. He'll be in demand as a lengthy veteran who can hit threes and defend, and the Knicks figure to have more to offer Hill in terms of salary. Ellington will be sought after as one of the free agent class's top 3-point shooters, and he figures to prioritize playing time, picking a fledgling Pistons team with limited guard depth last season after falling out of the rotation in Miami.

    Source: SNY

  • Wayne Ellington
    G, Detroit Pistons

    The wing position is the biggest area of need for the Pistons in the offseason and they will look at several options for help, including their No. 15 pick in the draft.

    Wayne Ellington, who was signed midseason after a buyout, will be an unrestricted free agent. The Pistons will be limited in what they can offer, with just the non-taxpayer mid-level exception (about $9.2 million) and the biannual exception (about $3.6 million). It’s highly unlikely that they will be able to bid on the likes of Klay Thompson or Jimmy Butler, but they can take a swipe at some of the second and third tier options like Trevor Ariza, Danny Green, Marcus Morris, Rodney Hood, Terrence Ross, Garrett Temple and even Reggie Bullock.

    Source: Detroit News

  • Wayne Ellington
    G, Detroit Pistons

    Wayne Ellington was able to contribute 13 points on 4-of-9 shooting from the field and added five rebounds, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers on Saturday night.

    Even with Blake Griffin back in the fold, there was only so much the Pistons could do against a team like the Bucks who have their identity this season. Ellington was reliable with his threes tonight but he could only do so much with how Milwaukee was getting any bucket they want.

  • Wayne Ellington
    G, Detroit Pistons

    Wayne Ellington was only able to contribute five points on 2-of-10 shooting from the field and added four rebounds and an assist on Sunday night.

    Ellington was only able to hit one 3-pointer as well which is very indicative of the type of night the Pistons had as a team. Ellington will need to provide better contributions from beyond the arc in order to help the Pistons in Game 2.

  • Wayne Ellington
    G, Detroit Pistons

    Wayne Ellington his four treys in Wednesday's win over the Knicks en route to his 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting while adding one rebound, one assist and one steal to the box score.

    Ellington ends the season as one of fantasy's more stable pickups with averages 15.4 points, 3.1 threes and 1.3 steals per game over the last two weeks of the season. Ellington thrived as a starter for the Pistons, filling the void of spot-up shooter left by the traded Reggie Bullock. He was boxed out of the Heat rotation prior to getting traded to Detroit but quickly turned around his season to finish outside of the top-150 as a 3-point specialist.

  • Wayne Ellington
    G, Detroit Pistons

    Wayne Ellington cooled right off on Friday night, going 3-of-12 from the field for eight points, four rebounds, three assists, a steal and two 3-pointers against the Thunder.

    Ellington shot 9-for-16 on Wednesday night but this is just the normal ebb and flow of a shooting-only fantasy player. Keep him locked into lineups as the Pistons simply need his spacing, whether he's slumping or not. Langston Galloway fared marginally better than Ellington tonight with 11 points and a triple on 4-of-10 shooting, but he's not nearly as appealing for fantasy owners.