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Wizards showing interest in Wayne Ellington, according to report

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Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Lakers beat writer Mark Medina reports that the Wizards are one of six teams showing interest in Wayne Ellington.

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.