Pistons Sign Wayne Ellington, Waive Henry Ellenson

6:09pm: The move is official, tweets Rod Beard of The Detroit News.

4:03pm: Wayne Ellington has cleared waivers and the Pistons will sign him to a contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com reports (Twitter link).

Ellington was sent to the Suns in the Tyler Johnson trade and the veteran was subsequently waived. It was reported on Friday that Detroit was nearing a deal with the 31-year-old after beating out “heavy competition” for his services.

While the Pistons don’t provide Ellington with a chance to compete for a title, they do provide him a path to court time on a potential playoff team. Detroit traded away Reggie Bullock, arguably the team’s best shooter, earlier in the week and Ellington, who’s a career 38.0% shooter from downtown, will have a chance to fill that void.

As we mentioned in our log of every team’s roster situation, the Pistons had a full roster and needed to make a corresponding move to add the shooting guard. The team will waive Henry Ellenson in order to make room for Ellington.

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11 thoughts on “Pistons Sign Wayne Ellington, Waive Henry Ellenson

    • davidkaner

      Yes it completely kills their lottery chances and now they get to be .500 7th seed. Nice……NOT!!

      • diller1340

        I’d rather make the playoffs then having a loser mentality and get one of the last spots in the lottery. It goes a lot further to implement a winning attitude with your team then try and lose and not even get a top 10 pick. So good luck your way buddy

  1. Jsmith77

    Pistons looked good last night hopefully he can add a spark off the bench.

  2. sigmanj

    Wouldn’t be surprised to see Milwaukee bring Ellenson in and assign him to the Herd. Hometown boy.

  3. D$!LLKU$H-og

    The reason PHX got him just to waive him is a little mind boggling imo. They couldn’t get a 2nd from DET and took Ellenson? I know DET saved 4 mil but what the hell suns. Mad guys were flipped like clips flipping Muscala for Zubac.

    • bigguccisosa300

      They couldn’t get a 2nd from Detroit, Pistons are way over the cap my friend.

  4. tigerdoc616
    tigerdoc616

    Tough to be the Pistons, or similar teams. Borderline playoff team that, even if it misses the playoffs has little chance to have a early draft pick. And also has little chance of having two or three good players want to come there and play together. Keeps them in perpetual mediocrity.

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