ESPN’s Chris Haynes reported Thursday that the Heat have re-signed 3-point specialist Wayne Ellington.
Free agent sharpshooter Wayne Ellington and Miami have reached an agreement on a deal, league sources tell ESPN.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 13, 2018
Haynes said that the deal is for one year and worth $6.27 million. According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Ira Winderman, the deal comes with a no-trade clause for next season. But the Heat likely won’t want to trade Ellington, who was their best shooter last season.
Ellington's $6.37 million agreement for 2018-19 comes with an implied no-trade clause because of his Bird Rights, meaning his approval would be required for a trade next season. https://t.co/FsPfKiVHi0— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) July 13, 2018
Ellington said that he was happy to remain with the team.
Wayne Ellington on staying in Miami: "I feel great here in Miami. I've built very strong relationships with a lot of people. These guys that I go to war with every night, we've gone from strangers to teammates to brothers. This is where I wanted to be."— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) July 13, 2018
This move takes care of a big priority for Miami. Ellington’s constant movement and shooting helped an otherwise anemic offense last season. Now, the Heat will see if Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem will play for one more season. Miami may also sign Carmelo Anthony.