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Pistons, Wayne Ellington Nearing Agreement

Pistons, Wayne Ellington Nearing Agreement
Published On: Fri, Feb 08
Apr 13, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Wayne Ellington (21) drives up through Toronto Raptors defense during the third quarter at Barclays Center. Toronto Raptors won 103-96. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Wayne Ellington, who is currently on waivers and will become a free agent this weekend, is closing in on a contract agreement with theA Pistons, reports ESPNa€™s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter).

Ellington, who spent most of the season with the Heat, was sent from Miami to Phoenix in aA tradeA this week. The veteran sharpshooter has a contract that gave him the right to veto a potential deal, but he signed off on the trade based on the knowledge that the Suns wouldA release him, giving him the chance to join a contender.

While the 24-29 Pistons may not be the NBAa€™s most obvious a€œcontender,a€ theya€™re currently just 1.5 games out of the playoff picture in the East. The Hornets and Heat hold the seventh and eighth seeds with 26-28 and 25-27 records, respectively, so Ellington could get the opportunity to help knock his old team out of the postseason.

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