Lakers' Wayne Ellington out for year with separated shoulder

Friday April 3rd, 2015

Lakers forward Wayne Ellington's 2014-15 season has ended after doctors ruled on Thursday that he separated his right shoulder.

Ellington, 27, hurt his shoulder in the fourth quarter of Los Angeles' 113-92 home loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday.

[daily_cut.NBA] Ellington averaged 10 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists for the Lakers this season.

The sixth-year player out of North Carolina will be a free agent this summer. He spent time with Minnesota, Cleveland and Dallas before arriving in Los Angeles after the 2013-14 season. 

The Lakers, at 20-54, have struggled all season and own the NBA's third-worst record. Unless Los Angeles wins all eight games remaining on its schedule, it will finish with its worst record since the team moved to L.A. from Minneapolis. 

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Ellington is expected to make a full recovery in time for next season. 

- Will Green

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