Reports: Knicks to sign G Ellington on 2-year deal

Reports: Knicks to sign G Ellington on 2-year deal
Reports: Knicks to sign G Ellington on 2-year deal

The New York Knicks, unable to make the big splash they wanted to as the free agency period opened Sunday, agreed to a two-year deal with guard Wayne Ellington on Monday, according to multiple reports.

The deal is worth $16 million, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, citing Ellington's agent.

Ellington, 31, averaged 10.3 points last season in 53 combined games with the Miami Heat and Detroit Pistons. The Knicks will be his ninth team in a career that started with the Minnesota Timberwolves, who selected him No. 28 overall out of North Carolina in 2009.

Ellington has a career scoring average of 8.2 points and has shot 37.9 percent from 3-point range.

The Knicks have agreed to deals with five players in free agency, according to reports, led by 24-year-old center/forward Julius Randle (three years, $63 million, according to ESPN). The others are center/forward Bobby Portis, power forward Taj Gibson and wing Reggie Bullock.

--Field Level Media

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