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Pistons Reportedly 'Closing In' On Deal With Wayne Ellington

He's a career 38 percent shooter from three.

February 08, 2019 - 1:07 pm

Ed Stefanski wasn't messing around. The Pistons acting general manager said Friday morning he planned to be aggressive on the buyout market, and as of Friday afternoon the Pistons were reportedly closing in on agreement with Wayne Ellington. 

Ellington, a 10-year vet, was traded on Wednesday from Miami to Phoenix. In 25 games this season for the Heat, he averaged 8.4 points while shooting about 37 percent from three.

A shooting guard, Ellington figures to help make up for the loss of Reggie Bullock, who was traded on Tuesday to the Lakers. 

At 24-29, the Pistons are 1.5 games out of the playoffs. Owner Tom Gores said last month that making the postseason is the team's primary goal, something Stefanski reiterated on Friday. 

"We’re still trying to make the playoffs," he said. "There’s no question about that."