Wayne Ellington is going to have many suitors if and when he hits the open market, as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Detroit Pistons will be aggressive in trying to sign the shooting guard.
Hopefully for the Raptors, with gaining more financial flexibility they could try to outbid the Pistons in any pursuit of Ellington and unlike Detroit, they don’t have to create any roster space.
The 31-year-old is averaging 8.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.0 steals, including 2.3 three-point makes on 36.8 percent in 25 games. In his 10th NBA season, the Phoenix Suns acquired the shooting guard as a part of a trade that sent Tyler Johnson to the Suns in exchange for Ryan Anderson.
With a clear need to add a shooter, Ellington would be an ideal target for the Raptors, but it won’t be easy as he will have plenty of suitors. Regardless, the Raptors would be the top contender to go after him.