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Lakers report card: Wayne Ellington

Lakers guard Wayne Ellington (2) reacts after making a three-point shot against the Kings.
Lakers guard Wayne Ellington reacts after making a three-point shot against the Kings this season.
(Ringo H.W. Chiu / Associated Press)
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Over the next week The Times will conduct exit evaluations of the Lakers’ roster, player by player. Today’s group includes a look at guard Wayne Ellington’s key stats, contract status, preseason expectations, current reality and what the future may hold.

Key stats: Played in 43 games, nine as a starter.

Contract status: Signed to a one-year deal for $2.6 million, he’ll be a free agent this summer.

The expectations on Oct. 19: The hope was that Ellington‘s outside shooting would space the court for LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook.

The reality on April 10: Ellington shot a respectable 38.8% from three-point range, but he was a defensive liability.

The future: It was his second tour with the Lakers, but it would be hard to imagine Ellington back next season.

Key stats, contract status, preseason expectations, reality on April 10 and the future for each player under contract at season’s end for the Lakers.

April 15, 2022

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