Report: G Ellington close to deal with Pistons

The Detroit Pistons are close to signing free agent guard Wayne Ellington, ESPN reported Friday.Ellington was bought out by the Phoenix Suns on Thursday after getting traded to Phoenix by the Miami Heat in a deal that also sent Tyler Johnson to the Suns for Ryan Anderson.Ellington, 31, is one of the top players available on the buyout market, despite having a down season. Primarily known as a 3-point shooter, his accuracy has dipped to 36.8 percent from deep this season, down from 39.2 percent last year, when he averaged a career-best 2.9 made 3-point field goals per game. Likewise, Ellington’s scoring average has slipped from 11.2 to 8.4 per game.

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