Wayne Ellington has opted out of the final year of his contract and will become an unrestricted free agent, reports Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders.
Both Wayne Ellington and Shane Larkin opted out of their respective final years with the Brooklyn Nets @BBallInsiders
— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) June 30, 2016
The 28 year-old shooting guard will forgo the player option on his deal and test the market, declining another year at 1.5 million.
In his one year with the Brooklyn Nets, Ellington was often the shooter that couldn’t shoot, rendering him a difficult selection off the bench at times. Ellington averaged 7.7 points and 2.3 rebounds over 76 games for the Nets, but none better than his 26-point, 7 3-pointer effort against the Miami Heat in late December.
Additionally, Ellington won a PBWA Citizenship Award for his commitment to anti-gun violence, a response to his late father’s death.
Wherever Ellington ends up next, it will be his seventh team in eight years.