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Wayne Ellington
Wayne Ellington
Position: G
Born: 11/29/87
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:199 lbs. / 90.7 kg.
Salary: $6,000,000
Wayne Ellington welcomed his first child into the world Wednesday afternoon. With Ellington celebrating and taking care of his newborn son, he missed Thursday morning’s shootaround session. Teammates expect Ellington back in time for Thursday night’s game against the Raptors, but the Heat say that his status for the contest has yet to be determined. Wayne Robert Ellington III was born at 2:57 p.m. Wednesday at 8 pounds, 5 ounces.
Johnson, Rodney McGruder and Wayne Ellington said Heat players were disappointed when James and Irving were held out Saturday on the second night of a back-to-back set. “We wanted those guys to play,” Ellington said. “When we found out they were sitting out, we were like, ‘Ah, man.’ We wanted that challenge. We look forward to that. [Monday] is a huge test for us.” Still, James Johnson said the Heat felt no disrespect because the Cavs rested their two stars. “You’re going to rest players like that,” he said. “They’re at the top. Everyone is chasing them. They can do whatever they want.”
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“I woke up to a lot of phone calls and texts,” Ellington said Friday, before the Heat played the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. Those contacts came after a Twitter report from The Vertical about the Heat attempting to move Ellington and sidelined forward Josh McRoberts in a package deal, ostensibly to unload the $6 million player option on McRoberts’ contract (Ellington, by contrast, is non-guaranteed at $6.3 million for next season). “It’s part of the business. It’s part of what we signed on for,” the 29-year-old 3-point specialist said. “But I’m happy I’m still here, obviously.”
Miami Heat guard Wayne Ellington will join several NBA players and coaches at the third annual Basketball without Borders (BWB) Global Camp as part of NBA All-Star 2017 in New Orleans. In association with the NBA and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) as well as Nike, the top 67 boys and girls from 32 countries and territories will participate in the camp, which will be held Feb. 17-19 at the New Orleans Pelicans’ practice facility.