Lakers rule out Wayne Ellington, claim Avery Bradley

FILE–Wayne Ellington #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Los Angeles Lakers guard Wayne Ellington has been ruled out of Tuesday’s season opener against the Golden State Warriors with a hamstring strain.

Lakers guard Kendrick Nunn is being listed as questionable for the opener with an ankle injury, while guard Malik Monk is probable after dealing with a groin issue.

To deal with the guard shortage, the Lakers claimed veteran Avery Bradley off waivers from the Golden State Warriors. An 11-year veteran who has averaged 11.5 points and 2.9 rebounds, the 30-year-old Bradley played with seven NBA teams in his career, including the Lakers in 2019-20.

Avery Bradley

FILE – Avery Bradley #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers. Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images/AFP

Ellington, 33, is in his 13th NBA season, averaging 8.1 points and 2.2 rebounds for nine separate teams, including the Detroit Pistons last season and the Lakers in 2014-15.

Nunn, 26, is in his first season with the Lakers after he averaged 15.0 points and 3.0 assists for the Miami Heat the past two seasons. Monk, 23, also is in his first season with the Lakers after he averaged 9.1 points and 2.0 rebounds in four seasons with the Charlotte Hornets.

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