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Henry Ellenson
Henry Ellenson
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Born: 01/13/97
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:242 lbs. / 109.8 kg.
Salary: $79,568
Henry Ellenson, the 6’11” stretch 4 signed without fanfare in July, thinks he’s found a new opportunity with the Brooklyn Nets. The 22-year-old is excited about playing on a two-way contract with the Nets and is ready to make a name for himself as the organization’s next development project. In fact, he says the Nets growing reputation for saving young players’ careers attracted him to Brooklyn. “Expectations, for me, going into this year on a two-way contract, just go into camp, and this is new for me to be on a two-way,” Ellenson said. “I’d say make a name for myself again, be a guy that can step into that 4 spot and be a stretch 4. Try to do the team needs, play well, take everything day by day.”
“There was,” Ellenson said. “I know my agent was talking with the Nets and for me, after, when I got waived at the trade deadline I went home since it was right around All-Star break and I did not know where I was going to be. “The Knicks were the first team to reach out and say ‘hey come along’ so that is why I went there. I signed the 10-day right away and then I knew the Nets were already talking with my agent about if the Knicks don’t pick it up then the Nets would take me but then the Knicks signed me for the rest of the season. You know it is kind of crazy how I finally came across to the other side now to Brooklyn and play for the Nets.”
The Brooklyn Nets have signed forward Henry Ellenson to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Ellenson (6’11, 245) has played three seasons with the New York Knicks (2019) and the Detroit Pistons (2016-18), appearing in 76 games overall and averaging 4.3 points and 2.5 rebounds in 9.7 minutes per contest. Splitting last season with the Knicks and Pistons, Ellenson appeared in 19 games and averaged 6.0 points and 3.5 rebounds while shooting 44.7 percent (17-of-38) from 3-point range. He also appeared in 31 career games (all starts) for the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA G League over the past three campaigns, averaging 19.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 34.8 minutes per game.
The playoff-fueled Pistons opted to waive Ellenson, who had played only two games with the team this year, on Feb. 9 to make room for recently bought out sharpshooter Wayne Ellington. Ellenson was sleeping when the move went down, waking up to three missed calls from his agent and another from his dad telling him to call his agent back. Suddenly, he was out of the league he worked so hard to get into. “After leaving Detroit, I wasn’t quite sure I was going to go somewhere else,” Ellenson said. “I was lucky I’ve still got teams out there that believe in me.”

Knicks to re-sign Henry Ellenson

Adrian Wojnarowski: The Knicks plan to sign forward Henry Ellenson for rest of season once his 10-day contract expires on weekend, league sources tell ESPN. Ellenson (13 points, nine rebounds, five assists) made impression in victory over Magic. Ellenson was 18th overall pick to Pistons in 2016.
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“He’s a guru, man,” Ellenson said. “I just think he knows how to talk to players. Particularly, for me, he gives me a lot of confidence, he gives a lot of guys confidence.” Detroit needs its players to develop. The franchise, which hasn’t won a playoff game in 10 seasons, is in a salary-cap chokehold, tied up for multiple years with highly paid players. In the immediate future, the Pistons will need improvements from within to change their path, particularly in the next two seasons. “There are some guy you can look at and say, ‘He’s a pro. That guy’s a pro.’ There are guys who are pros but you questions what their ceiling is,” Anthony said. “What (Grgurich) does is get you to your ceiling.”
Returning to contend for a USA roster spot after previously playing with USA World Cup Qualifying Teams are guard Reggie Hearn (Grand Rapids Drive) and center Jameel Warney (Texas Legends). Hearn played with the USA’s November 2017 and June 2018 World Cup Qualifying Teams, and while getting the starting nod in all four games, averaged 12.3 points a game. Warney played for U.S. in the November World Cup Qualifier and averaged 11.5 points and 8.0 rebounds a game. Both players were also part of the USA AmeriCup Team that finished 5-0 to claim gold in August 2017. Warney, who was selected the 2017 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year, earned AmeriCup MVP honors after posting 12.8 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, while Hearn contributed 10.0 points a game. Rounding out the U.S. training camp roster are Bryce Alford (Oklahoma City Blue); Dwayne Bacon (Charlottw Hornets); V.J. Beachem (Free Agent); Jordan Crawford (New Orleans Pelicans); Henry Ellenson (Detroit Pistons); Isaiah Hicks (New York Knicks); Dakari Johnson (Free Agent); Frank Mason III (Sacramento Kings); Ben Moore (Fort Wayne Mad Ants); Chasson Randle (Capital City Go-Go); Travis Trice (Milwaukee Bucks); and Derrick White (San Antonio Spurs).
The brothers, who have a third brother who played collegiately in Ellwood, know the chances of playing against each other again are unlikely. Wally, for one, hopes not, for all the brotherly reasons. “I was excited this happened; I like watching him play,” he said of his older brother. “Of course, I know how good of a player he is, so I don’t think I should be seeing him too much down here.”
Many of last year’s rookies likewise dealt with the need to change their diet, and the difficulties that come with doing so. Five of the sophomores who spoke with Bleacher Report mentioned how prevalent fast food was in their lives while they were in college. “Because you have no money in college, that’s really all you can eat,” Nets guard Caris LeVert says. “At Marquette, we only had a couple of eating options: a Jimmy John’s, a Subway, a Burger King—and most of it was in the dining hall,” Pistons forward Henry Ellenson adds. “A major adjustment for me in the NBA was having to make dinner and find meals. And I can’t really cook.”
His brother, Wayne, is a huge Food Network fan, so Henry enlisted his help. He also discovered life in the NBA comes with some dietary perks. “Lobster rolls became my new favorite food,” Ellenson says. “I was telling my mom, ‘We don’t really have it back in Wisconsin'”—where Ellenson grew up—”but I started getting it anytime we went out as a team in Boston or one of those East Coast cities.”
Although Ellenson failed to crack the Pistons’ rotation last season – he played in 19 games and averaged 3.2 points and 2.2 rebounds – he worked hard in the off-season and had an impressive showing in Orlando this summer. “I was able to watch him in the summer league,” Pistons community ambassador Earl Cureton said Wednesday. “He picked up a few pounds (of muscle). Usually, when you’re coming in that young, it takes awhile for your body to develop. He got stronger and more confident. You can definitely see the difference between last year and right now.
Ellenson earned 90 minutes in the Pistons’ final four games of the 2016-17 season, averaging 9.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Now, he’s ready to use his rookie year experiences to his advantage as he heads into his sophomore season. “As a rookie, everything is new,” Ellenson said. “Going into this year, I know what to expect. I feel more comfortable on the court. I’ve always been a confident player. Every play is not going to be brand new. “Going into camp, I’m feeling real confident,” he said. “Now, I have to go compete, because the other guys are going to do the same thing, too.”