Wayne Ellington
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Wayne Ellington opened up about his decision to return to the Los Angeles Lakers after six years.

Ellington, who joined the Lakers a few days ago, said he never actually wanted to part ways with the Lakers and his willingness to return was the biggest motivation to join the 2020 NBA champions.

“Well, I never really wanted to leave. So to be back now, under these circumstances and in this situation, I couldn’t be happier. It couldn’t be more of a blessing for me and my family, so when they called and I spoke to Rob (Pelinka), I spoke to coach (Frank Vogel), it was an easy decision,” Ellington said, via Lakers Daily.

Ellington was among the several veteran players the Lakers signed after the trade of Russell Westbrook. The 33-year-old guard/forward first played for the Lakers back in the 2014/15 season.