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Rumor: Wayne Ellington’s agent has reached out to Heat regarding his limited role and future with the team

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Miami Heat shooting guard Wayne Ellington’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, has reached out to the Heat’s front office regarding Ellington’s limited role this season and his future with the franchise, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

Ellington has only appeared in 21 games this season after playing in 77 last year. The guard played in garbage time on Tuesday against the Milwaukee Bucks. It was the first time he got minutes in nine games.

The agent for Heat guard Wayne Ellington has had conversations with Heat officials regarding his limited role and his future with the team, two people briefed on the conversations said this week.

According to a team source, the Heat is aware that Ellington wants to play. But the Heat conveyed to Ellington’s camp that it values Ellington and no promises were made.

Wayne Ellington is probably regretting re-signing with the Heat. The 31-year-old signed a one-year deal worth $6.27 million to stay in South Beach last summer. Ellington does have the right to approve any trade.

Ellington, a 10-year NBA veteran, has career averages of 8.0 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists. He shoots 38.0 percent from beyond the arc. There’s a lot of contenders out there who can use someone like Ellington who can stretch the floor and knock down open shots.

The trade deadline is on Feb. 7. It’s going to be interesting to see if Wayne Ellington is still in Miami after that date.