After not making any additional moves on the final day of the trade deadline, the Detroit Pistons figure to be more active in the buyout market in looking for additional help. And it appears Detroit will be going after a position of need: shooting.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pistons will be “one of the most aggressive teams” in vying for sharpshooter Wayne Ellington. Ellington was traded to the Suns yesterday, and subsequently waived according to John Gambodoro.
Detroit will be among the most aggressive teams in trying to sign guard Wayne Ellington in the buyout market, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019
Suns will waive Wayne Ellington today.
— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) February 7, 2019
Multiple teams figure to be in on Wayne Ellington, particularly those who miss out on fellow free agent Wesley Matthews. That could include the Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Houston Rockets. As of now, Matthews is reported to be on his way to Indiana.
Detroit dealt Reggie Bullock to the Lakers yesterday, a puzzling move for a team that lacked competent wing-depth already. They could regain some of that with Ellington.
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