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Wayne Ellington signs with Pistons

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After clearing waivers, guard Wayne Ellington has signed a free-agent deal with the Detroit PistonsĀ on Saturday, the team announced.

Terms were not announced.

Ellington, who cleared waivers Saturday afternoon, was one of the top available players in the post-trade-deadline buyout market.

The Pistons released forward Henry Ellenson to clear the roster spot for Ellington, who was waived by the Phoenix Suns after they acquired him in a trade with the Miami Heat.

The Pistons sold Ellington on taking a bulk of the playing time that opened up with the trade of Reggie Bullock to the Lakers, allowing him a chance to showcase his talent for summer free agency.

The 31-year-old guard averaged 8.4 points in 21.3 minutes per game for the Heat this season, both slightly above his career averages.

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