Wayne Ellington is the latest Los Angeles Laker to go down for the season. The Lakers announced Thursday that Ellington is out for the year because of a grade 1 shoulder separation suffered on Wednesday night against the New Orleans Pelicans.
It has been another brutal year for Los Angeles after a dreadful campaign last year. Steve Nash didn’t play all year because of nagging injuries and finally retired. Prized rookie Julius Randle broke his leg in the first game of the season. Kobe Bryant suffered a season-ending injury for the third year in a row. Nick Young has missed the last 19 games with a knee injury and is likely done for the year. Not great to say the least.
Ellington was in the midst of one of the most prolific scoring seasons of his career before getting hurt. He averaged 10.0 points and 3.2 rebounds on the year while shooting 41.2 percent overall and 37.0 percent from three.
Ellington was playing on a minimum contract this season and is set to be a free agent. The Lakers are his fifth team, and we’ll see if he returns to Los Angeles or if he makes it a sixth team in seven years.