May 8, 2019, 10:08 amWayne 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
April 20, 2019, 10:37 pmWayne 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.
April 14, 2019, 9:54 pmWayne 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.
April 11, 2019, 12:50 amWayne 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.
April 5, 2019, 10:31 pmWayne 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.
April 3, 2019, 10:24 pmWayne Ellington - G - Detroit Pistons
Wayne Ellington hit five threes on his way to scoring 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting in a rematch with the Pacers on Wednesday.
That makes 50 points in the last two games, both against the Pacers, for Ellington. He added four rebounds, two assists and a steal to round out his line. Ellington has been playing great ball lately with mid-round value over the past week and should be picked up for anyone who needs treys.
April 1, 2019, 9:48 pmWayne Ellington - G - Detroit Pistons
Wayne Ellington had a season-high 26 points on 10-of-19 shooting with four treys in Monday's loss to the Pacers.
With Luke Kennard and Blake Griffin out, Ellington took a season-high 19 shots. He's been up and down, but Ellington has been hitting almost four threes per game over his last four games. In case he's available, you're not going to find a better 3-point streamer.
March 28, 2019, 9:53 pmWayne Ellington - G - Detroit Pistons
Wayne Ellington led the way for the Pistons on Thursday with 25 points, hitting seven 3-pointers.
Ellington is the prototype of a 3-point specialist in all formats. The shot falls and he is a definite contributor as a scorer and a shooter. The three steals here were nice but it's obvious he's there for one reason: shoot the rock. His volume shooting should stay relevant the rest of the way.
March 26, 2019, 8:35 pmWayne Ellington - G - Detroit Pistons
Wayne Ellington (illness) is available for Tuesday's game with the Nuggets.
Ellington was added to the injury report a few hours ago but was deemed probable, so he was never in danger of missing this one.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 26, 2019, 5:47 pmWayne Ellington - G - Detroit Pistons
Wayne Ellington (illness) is probable for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets.
The Pistons need all the firepower they can get against an explosive Nuggets team, especially with a recent slide in the standings. Ellington should be good to go, and this is the first we've heard of the illness, so you can keep him penciled into lineups for the time being.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 24, 2019, 10:56 pmWayne Ellington - G - Detroit Pistons
Wayne Ellington scored just three points on 1-of-5 shooting in Sunday's loss to the Warriors.
Ellington's bucket was a three, naturally, though he also managed three assists and a couple of steals. He was looking like a dynamite play with two strong performances this week but disappointed fantasy owners with eight points total in Saturday and Sunday's back-to-back set. Langston Galloway was better for the second straight night with 12 points and two threes in 26 minutes.
March 24, 2019, 12:21 amWayne Ellington - G - Detroit Pistons
Wayne Ellington struggled in Saturday's loss to the Blazers, scoring five points with no 3-pointers on 2-of-5 from the field in 19 minutes.
Ellington's dud is ill-timed for fantasy owners but he remains someone to use in all formats if you need 3-point shooting. Langston Galloway had the hot hand tonight and ended up with nine points, three triples, a steal and a block in 30 minutes while Luke Kennard wasn't too shabby with 13 points, three rebounds, five assists and a triple in 29 minutes.
March 22, 2019, 11:21 pmDanuel House - G/F - Houston Rockets
Danuel House’s hot shooting collapsed in Friday’s win over the Spurs as he missed all of his shots to finish with zero points, five rebounds and a steal in 19 minutes off the bench.
House came into Friday’s contest with 15 treys over his previous four games so this was a big let down for owners. He only has one more game this week so for H2H owners still hunting 3s for their weekly matchup you might be able to drop him for a player that goes back-to-back on Saturday and Sunday (maybe a Wayne Ellington perhaps).
March 22, 2019, 12:42 amWayne Ellington - G - Detroit Pistons
Wayne Ellington stayed hot on Thursday against the Suns, scoring a team-high 23 points on 7-of-11 shooting with six triples, a rebound, a steal and a block.
The defensive numbers are an added bonus to what was already another great night by Ellington's standards. He's hit 13 triples in his past two games already and even with Luke Kennard (16 points, two triples, two assists and a steal) having a solid game, Ellington is clearly the No. 1 wing option in Detroit.