Free agent guard Wayne Ellington has agreed to a two-year, $12 million-plus deal with the Miami Heat, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
Ellington, 28, has played on six different teams in the last seven years. He averaged 7.7 points on 38.9 percent shooting last season with the Brooklyn Nets.
The Heat signing Ellington makes it appear they won’t be matching Tyler Johnson’s four-year, $50 million offer sheet from the Nets. It was assumed the Heat would retain Johnson after Dwyane Wade left for Chicago in free agency.
If Miami does let Johnson go, Ellington can provide the Heat with perimeter shooting. He shot 35.8 percent from 3-point range last season and he shoots 37.6 percent for his career.