According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Detroit Pistons have signed wing Wayne Ellington to a one-year $2.6 million deal.
Ellington played for the New York Knicks last season, where he only played in 36 games, battling injuries throughout the season. Prior to the Knicks, Ellington played in Detroit for a half of a season and was a huge reason Detroit was able to make the playoffs. In his 28 games in Detroit, Ellington averaged 12 points, 2.1 assists, and a steal a game on 42.1/37.3/75.8 shooting splits in 28 games in the Motor City.
Ellington is about to turn 33 years-old and is entering his 11th season in the NBA. He will bring much needed guard depth, and will be a nice mentor for young sharpshooter Svi Mykhailiuk. The pick up of Ellington marks the latest move in Troy Weaver’s exciting offseason.