Grizzlies Acquire Ellington For Cunningham

(WMC-TV) - The trade that's been proposed for weeks is finally official. The Grizzlies acquired guard Wayne Ellington from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for backup forward Dante Cunningham.

The 6'4" Ellington is a three-year veteran brought in at shooting guard to help ease the loss of O.J. Mayo to Dallas as a free agent.

The trade was first proposed about two weeks ago.

Ellington, a former North Carolina star, shot better than 37% from three in his career with the T-Wolves, and averaged six points and two rebounds a game.

He was the 28 pick in the 2009 draft.

The Grizz give up Cunningham, who was brought in early last year as an emergency stop gap due to the loss of Zach Randolph and Darrell Arthur to injuries.

With Randolph healthy, and Memphis re-signing Marreese Speights and Arthur, Cunningham became expendable.