Pistons Sign Wayne Ellington

DECEMBER 2: The Pistons have officially signed Ellington, the team announced today in a press release.


NOVEMBER 24: Free agent shooting guard Wayne Ellington has agreed to a one-year, $2.6MM contract with the Pistons, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweets.

The Pistons, who have engaged in a flurry of roster moves over the past week, are hard-capped but needed backcourt help and decided to bring in Ellington on a veteran’s minimum contract. Svi Mykhailiuk is the only other natural shooting guard on the roster.

This is Ellington’s second stint with the organization. He played 28 games for the Detroit during the 2018/19 season. He saw action in 36 games with the Knicks last season, averaging 5.1 PPG and 15.1 MPG. Ellington, 32, is a career 37.8% 3-point shooter.

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8 thoughts on “Pistons Sign Wayne Ellington

  1. cwr_12

    This is a great move for the pistons though he is getting older Ellington is an elite shooter from behind the arc and is a very solid defender to have on a team smart deal for Detroit

  2. thekayz

    Considering DET has already cut one guaranteed deal, has 13 guaranteed contracts (after FAs and trades), and has 3 1st round rookies still to sign, this has to be non-guaranteed (or partially guaranteed), right?
    Competing with McGruder and Zhaire Smith for a roster spot?
    Last year, the Pistons brought Joe Johnson into camp on a partially guaranteed deal to compete with Christian Wood for the final roster spot.

  3. DynamiteAdams

    Pistons had a lowkey good free agency. They didn’t do anything crazy but they retooled appropriately to get better. That being saida team headlined by Rose and Griffin still isn’t going anywhere.

  4. formerlyz

    Detroit putting together an interesting roster, adding multiple defenders and wing shooters, if they can stay healthy…which is potentially an issue when 2 of your better players are Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose

    Josh Jackson
    Wayne Ellington
    Saddiq Bey
    Jerami Grant
    Blake Griffin

    Derrick Rose, Delon Wright, Sekou Doumbouya, Svi Mykhailiu, Isaiah Stewart/Okafor/Mason Plumlee, Killian Hayes

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