I'm told Wayne Ellington fielding interest from Lakers, Cleveland, Golden State, Washington, San Antonio and Atlanta http://t.co/AnvmOuioOI— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) July 1, 2015
Ellington slid in to fill the void left by Jodie Meeks last season for the Los Angeles Lakers, and he actually faired surprisingly well. On a Per-36 minutes basis, his averages of 14 points, 41 percent shooting, and 37 percent three-point shooting wasn't that far off from what Meeks put up in his contract year in LA (17 points, 46 percent shooting, and 41 percent three-point shooting) that eventually netted him a three year, $19 million deal with the Detroit Pistons.
Ellington will likely be had for a fraction of the cost. He's bounced around in this league, but he's a career 38 percent shooter from behind the arc that competes defensively. I can't imagine the going rate for him being any higher than $3-4 million annually on a short-term deal, which is an ideal situation for the Wizards who are looking for some much-needed wing depth.