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Wayne Ellington agrees to 1-year, $1.5 million deal with the Nets

Ellington will provide some deep shooting for a Nets team that needs it.

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Wayne Ellington has agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Brooklyn Netsthe team announced. The details of the contract were first reported by the New York Post's Tim Bontemps.

Ellington played for the Lakers last season, his fourth team in six years. He had career-highs in points, rebounds and assists per game while shooting a solid 37 percent from beyond the arc. Despite his solid performance he was an afterthought in the Lakers' offseason, especially with Kobe Bryant returning and the team drafting a guard in D'Angelo Russell.

Ellington is a shooter first and foremost, boasting a career average of 38 percent from beyond the arc on over four attempts per 36 minutes. He will make a nice addition to a Nets backcourt that lacks a designated marksman off the bench.

With Alan Anderson gone, Ellington will likely carve up a role for himself in the rotation right away. Ellington averages seven points, two rebounds and one assists per game for his career.