Wayne Ellington Struggling to Find Shot
One of the first shots Wayne Ellington let fly in practice came as the Grizzlies rehearsed an offensive set sans defense.
The ball fell halfway through the rim, rolled around the cylinder and popped out.
The truth is Ellington went on to bury several 3-pointers Monday at practice. The bigger reality, though, is Ellington isn’t connecting on enough shots when they count. The Grizzlies hope he can get back on track Tuesday night when they host the Phoenix Suns.
It’s been nine games since Ellington made Grizzlies fans giddy with his outside shot by hitting 7 of 11 3-pointers in a Nov. 11 win over the Miami Heat. Since that game, Ellington statistically has been a nonfactor on offense.
Ellington was shooting 50 percent overall and 47.8 percent from long range through the Grizzlies’ first six games. He’s since endured three straight games without a field goal. Ellington’s finished another three games with just one made basket, including in the 22 minutes he logged last Saturday in an overtime loss at San Antonio.