Pistons Plan To Waive Henry Ellenson

Henry Ellenson‘s run with the Pistons appears to be coming an end, as Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports (via Twitter) that Detroit plans to waive the third-year big man in order to make room for Wayne Ellington. We heard earlier today that Ellington, who is currently on waivers, is nearing a deal with the Pistons.

Ellenson, 22, was the 18th overall pick in the 2016 draft, but hasn’t developed into a reliable and consistent rotation player in Detroit. In two and a half NBA seasons, the former Marquette standout has averaged 3.8 PPG and 2.2 RPG in just 59 games (8.5 MPG). He appeared in only two contests this season, falling out of the rotation entirely after the Pistons signed Zaza Pachulia and got Jon Leuer back over the offseason.

The timing of Ellenson’s release remains unclear — Ellington won’t clear waivers today, so the Pistons may wait until the veteran is ready to officially sign with the team before they make their corresponding move with Ellenson.

Once he’s waived, Ellenson will remain on waivers for two days. He’ll become an unrestricted free agent if he goes unclaimed.

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7 thoughts on “Pistons Plan To Waive Henry Ellenson

    • fieldsj2

      Agreed! definitely not your typical one and done. 1 or 2 more years might have made a big difference

  1. jirogers72

    Another great draft pick by SVG along with Stanley Johnson. Who knows about Luke Kennard! How is he on ESPN as an analyst?

  2. denny816

    This is why they keep trading away first rounders. None of them work out. (ok, Dre is pretty good but there’s a lot more trash than treasure when it comes to the last 15 years)

  3. diller1340

    SVG really didn’t know how to draft…..
    First he takes Stanley Johnson and devin Booker is picked one pick after
    The next year he picks a bust in Ellenson
    Then he picked Luke Kennard and Donavan Mitchell was pick one pick after…….

    Imagine if the pistons had Booker and Mitchell on their roster with Blake Griffin and Drummond

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