Mavericks Sign Guard Wayne Ellington
- For Immediate Release
- July 26, 2013
DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free agent guard Wayne Ellington. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Ellington (6'4, 200) is a four-year veteran shooting guard with career averages of 6.9 points, 2.0 rebounds and 19.5 minutes in 267 games (34 starts) with Minnesota, Memphis and Cleveland.
On January 22, 2013 Ellington was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, along with Marreese Speights, in exchange for Josh Selby and a future first round draft pick. Once in Cleveland, Ellington put up career numbers averaging 10.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 25.9 minutes in 38 games (17 starts) with the Cavaliers.
The Wynnewood, Pennsylvania native, was a standout at the University of North Carolina. As a junior, Ellington on a National Championship with the Tarheels and was named the 2009 Final Four's Most Outstanding Player. He was drafted in the first round (28th overall) by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2009 NBA Draft.