Nets sign Wayne Ellington

Wayne Ellington (AP)
Wayne Ellington (AP)
Wayne Ellington (AP)

At the stroke of midnight, free agent forward DeAndre Jordan had a sudden change of heart, signing a five-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

Nah, just kidding. But they did get Wayne Ellington!

The Nets officially announced their 17th player under contract Thursday morning, agreeing in principle to terms with free agent guard Wayne Ellington. Ellington, who’s hit 38.2 percent from three-point range in his career provides the team with a sorely-lacked wing shooting touch.

Ellington signed a two-year deal with the Nets worth slightly over $3 million, with the second year a player option, a source told The Brooklyn Game.

A Pennsylvania native, Ellington spent three years at UNC before getting drafted 28th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2009. After three seasons in the Twin Cities, Ellington bounced around between four teams in three years, landing last season with the Los Angeles Lakers and starting in 36 of his 65 games played.