Tweet of the Night went to Tony Allen for a welcoming shout out to shooting guard Wayne Ellington – the newest member of the Memphis Grizzlies.
Ellington was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2009 and played his first three seasons for the team, averaging 6.5 points on 41 percent shooting during that span. He was swapped for Dante Cunningham as the Grizzlies looked to find a way to compensate for the loss of O.J. Mayo., who signed on with the Dallas Mavericks as a free agent.
Ellington will presumably backup Allen at the two, and is excited about the opportunity, from Ronald Tillery of Memphis Commercial Appeal: “It was a tough situation in Minnesota. We were a really young team. We had a lot of people in the same position,” Ellington said. “Unfortunately, I didn’t get the best opportunity that I would have liked to have in Minnesota. But I’m happy to have a fresh start in Memphis. I think I’ll be a piece that can fit in well.” When asked what it’ll take for him to get back to shooting at least 39 percent from three-point range like he did his first two NBA seasons, Ellington didn’t hesitate. ”Playing more consistently,” he said. “It’s tough to get in a rhythm when your playing time is up and down if you play at all.”