Wayne Ellington News Archive

Where the Heat and Wayne Ellington stand weeks from free agency

With the start of NBA free agency looming on July 1, Wayne Ellington and the Miami Heat would like to find a way to keep him on the team next season. But his return is not certain because of the possibility another team could offer Ellington more than Miami is comfortable paying, especially with the Heat needing to trim salary to keep Ellington and avoid paying a luxury tax.

Wayne Ellington wants to return to the Heat, but a salary-cap hurdle looms

Wayne Ellington isn’t worried about his negotiating leverage. All he’s worried about is re-signing with the Miami Heat this offseason. Ellington will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. The 30-year-old is expected to get a pay raise in free agency from this past season’s $6.3 million salary after setting a new career-high and team record with 227 made 3-pointers.

Wayne Ellington would like another shot with Heat next season

Wayne Ellington isn’t sure what the future holds this summer, but given a choice, he would like to be back with the Miami Heat again next season. After producing the most three-pointers in NBA history off the bench and setting a new franchise-record for threes in a regular season (227), Ellington, 30, is bound to get a healthy raise this summer.

Finally: Miami’s Wayne Ellington set to play a big postseason role

The last time Wayne Ellington played meaningful minutes in a postseason game was nine years ago. At the Final Four. Ellington was the Most Outstanding Player of the 2009 NCAA Tournament after leading UNC to the national title. But since turning pro, postseasons have marked the start of vacations for Ellington, who has been in only two NBA playoff games.

5 things to know about the Wizards' new playoff addition, Ty Lawson

Playing on one of the most memorable college basketball teams in the 2000s, Ty Lawson, along with Wayne Ellington, Danny Green, and Tyler Hansbrough won the 2009 NCAA Championship over Michigan State. That season, Lawson was named ACC Player of the Year, a 2nd Team All-American, and won the Bob Cousy Award (best NCAA point guard).

Wayne Ellington Breaks Heat Record, Gets Emotional During Postgame Interview

With his eight made threes in the win over the Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat shooting guard Wayne Ellington set the Heat single-season record for made 3-pointers. Ellington passed Damon Jones, who had made 225 threes for the Heat during the 2004-05 season. Speaking to Fox Sports’ Jason Jackson after the game, Ellington was emotional about the record.

Video: Wayne Ellington's Record-Setting Night

The Miami Heat defeated the Toronto Raptors in overtime, 116-109 Wednesday in Miami. Wayne Ellington (8 made three-point field goals) became the Heat franchise leader in made three-point field goals in a season (227), along with scoring a career-high 32 points in the game.

Wayne Ellington's relentless pursuit of 3-point perfection moves into NBA playoffs

Wayne Ellington's 2017-18 Miami Heat story is one of real estate. It is of finding that scant space on the court to release his 3-point shot as his defender remains in pursuit. It is of the team's practice court alongside Biscayne Bay, where he pursues his craft with assistant coach Octavio De La Grana. And it is of his new real estate in the team's record book.

Wayne Ellington sets Miami’s single-season record for 3-pointers

Wayne Ellington scored a career-high 32 points and set Miami’s single-season record for 3-pointers, helping the Heat wrap up the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs by beating the Toronto Raptors 116-109 Wednesday. Ellington finished with eight 3-pointers, giving him 227 for the season. He topped the mark set by Damon Jones, who made 225 in 2004-05.

Chansky’s Notebook: ‘Make It, Wayne’ and Reggie

Two former UNC shooting guards are making their marks. Wayne Ellington, MOP of the 2009 Final Four, got back into the news this week. The Miami Heat’s Ellington set a single-season record for 3-pointers by a player coming off the bench. An equally good story is Reggie Bullock, who was a surprise entrant in the 2013 NBA draft following his junior year at UNC.

Video: UNC Whips Michigan State to Win NCAA Title - April 6, 2009

Final Four MVP Wayne Ellington scores 17 of his 19 points in the first half, Ty Lawson has a game-high 21 points and sets a Final Four record with eight steals, and Tyler Hansbrough scores 18 points to cap his brilliant career as the Tar Heels beat Michigan State, 89-72, in Detroit to win the national championship.

Podcast: Wayne Ellington's Journey From Indistinguishable to Indispensable

How does a player suddenly become indispensable after years of bouncing around the NBA? In the latest episode of the Breakaway podcast, Miami's Wayne Ellington walks us through his well-traveled career and the break that changed everything.

Wayne Ellington Makes NBA History

No player in NBA history has made more threes off the bench than the 207 Wayne Ellington has made this season. Ellington’s third three-pointer of the night Wednesday moved him past Houston’s Eric Gordon (206 in 2016) for the record. He was surprised to learn after the game he had set the record. “That’s a great accomplishment to set any NBA record.”

What does it take to build an NCAA Tournament champion?

The Tar Heels' 2009 run was probably the most convincing of the last 10 years. Led by Tyler Hansbrough, the Tar Heels also featured two other former top 10 recruits in Wayne Ellington and Tywon Lawson. Ellington, Danny Green and Ed Davis are still in the NBA. UNC's 2017 team didn’t feature a true high school superstar, but Justin Jackson was pretty close.

Wayne Ellington as he closes in on Heat 3-point field goal mark: ‘I’m not satisfied at all'

Wayne Ellington is on the verge of the most prolific season from long range in Heat history. Ellington became the third Heat player to surpass 200 threes during Miami’s victory over the Knicks on Wednesday. Ellington needs three to pass Tim Hardaway, whose 203 threes in 1996-97 is second on the list before aiming for Damon Jones’ franchise record of 225.

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