Wayne Ellington Rumors

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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: $6,270,000
It wasn’t easy, though, as the Heat faced a July 7 deadline to make a decision on Ellington and barely had enough salary cap space to bring him back. To create enough room for Ellington’s $6.3 million salary, Miami traded away Josh McRoberts and shaved off additional money from the cap hits of Waiters and Olynyk by including bonuses in their contracts that don’t count against the team’s salary cap. “I was just patient and relaxed, honestly, because I understand at the end of the day that I had to listen to what Pat told me and I had faith in that,” Ellington said Tuesday during an appearance at the Heat’s summer youth basketball camp at Nova High School.
The return of Waiters, Johnson and guard Wayne Ellington means the Heat could have up to 11 players from last season’s team back on the roster. Udonis Haslem is another free agent expected to return. And Whiteside believes that means a jump in the standings. “I definitely think we can be a top four team in the East,” Whiteside said when asked for the Heat’s ceiling. “I don’t think that’s out of the question. I believe in these guys and we’re going to keep building and keep doing what we did last year.”