More former Wolves on the move as Ellington, Foye relocate


More money has been dedicated to failed experiments in Target Center lore.

The most recent recipient of a rather sizeable payday on the NBA free agent market is one Wayne Ellington, drafted 28th overall by Minnesota in 2009. He's agreed to a two-year, $5 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks.

Ellington's days with the Wolves were forgettable at best, the former North Carolina Tar Heel never topped 20 minutes a game in any of his three seasons with the club.

Last year with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he put up career highs in points, rebounds, assists, and minutes per game.

This signing comes on the heels of Randy Foye being moved by Utah to Denver in a three team sign-and-trade that sent former Nuggets swingman Andre Iguodala to the Warriors.

Looking back at Foye's numbers with the Wolves, it seems obvious there's always been big potential for the former Villanova guard.

Specifically in the 2008-09 season, Foye wasn't just serviceable, he may have been the Wolves best player aside from another man that just got paid, Al Jefferson.

Foye averaged 16 points per game, starting 61 contests, while also putting up a career high in assists at 4.3.

But like many of these former Wolves on the free agent market finding new homes, Foye was part of some of the worst teams in Minnesota history. That 08-09 squad won just 24 games.

When you don't win, heads roll. For former Wolves, apparently they roll right to stacks of money.

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