Sources: Ellington returns to Heat on 1-year deal


Free-agent guard Wayne Ellington has reached an agreement to re-sign with Miami, league sources told ESPN.

The 30-year-old sharpshooter agreed to a one-year, $6.27 million deal, sources said.

Miami secured its floor spacer for at least one more season. Both sides worked to come to terms on an agreement that assisted in alleviating the franchise’s tax predicament.

Ellington had a career season in 2017-18 with the Heat, averaging personal highs in points (11.2) and 3-point percentage (39.2). He was selected as one of the 3-Point Contest participants.

If he replicates his output from last season, he is expected to be a hot commodity in the 2019 free-agency field.

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