Nets add Wayne Ellington to backcourt

ByMike Mazzeo ESPN logo
Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Brooklyn Nets have an agreement in principle to sign shooting guard Wayne Ellington, the team announced Thursday.

The deal is for two years and $3 million, with a player option for the second year.

An unrestricted free agent, Ellington played 65 games for the Los Angeles Lakers this past season, starting 36.

The 27-year-old shot 37 percent from 3-point range and averaged 10 points per game. He is a career 38.2 percent shooter from beyond the arc.

His season ended early when he separated his shoulder during an April 1 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Nets lost swingman Alan Anderson to the Washington Wizards in free agency.

Ellington addressed the move on Twitter on Thursday.

In a six-year career with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers, Memphis Grizzlies, Dallas Mavericks and Lakers, Ellington has averaged 7 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 19.3 minutes.

Brooklyn will have an 11 a.m. news conference Thursday to announce the signings of fellow free agents Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young, Thomas Robinson and Shane Larkin.'s Baxter Holmes contributed to this report.