Los Angeles Lakers sign shooting guard Wayne Ellington

Monday September 22nd, 2014

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed shooting guard Wayne Ellington, the team announced on Monday.

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Ellington, 26, was acquired by the Sacramento Kings earlier this summer, then subsequently waived. Over the course of 312 games during five years in the league, he has averaged 6.4 points, 1.8 rebounds, and one assist in 17.9 minutes per game.

Last season with the Dallas Mavericks, he shot .424 from three-point range, a career high, and lodged the first post-season appearance of his career.

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Last season, the Lakers went 27-55, failing to make the playoffs. They open this season on October 28th at home against the Houston Rockets.

- Christopher Woody
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