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Monta Ellis
Monta Ellis
Position: G
Born: 10/26/85
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:175 lbs. / 79.4 kg.

Monta Ellis, Pacers discussing three-year deal

Free-agent guard Monta Ellis is engaged in serious talks on a possible three-year, $32 million-plus deal with the Indiana Pacers, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Ellis has a scheduled trip into Indianapolis on Wednesday to meet with the Pacers’ front-office and coaching staffs, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
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The Mavericks do not intend to attempt to re-sign Ellis despite the fact that he averaged 18.9 points last season to become the first player other than Dirk Nowitzki to lead them in scoring since 1999-2000. Fried, though, did not rule out a return to Dallas for his client. “Monta’s experience in Dallas was definitely a positive one,” Fried said. “The team and the organization had success and Monta grew as a player. A door to return there will always be open.”
The Dallas Mavericks have decided to move on without shooting guard Monta Ellis, the man who led them in scoring and moodiness last season. It’s up to last summer’s prized addition Chandler Parsons, as a player and a recruiter, to prove that this is a smart move. The uncomfortable truth is that the Ellis-Parsons pairing just wasn’t a good fit, on or off the court. The Mavs came to a couple of realizations toward the end of last season. First, to have any hope of keeping Ellis happy, they’d have to give him a contract at least as large as the three-year, $46 million deal Parsons signed last summer. Second, for Parsons to really earn his paychecks, Ellis had to go.
By opting out of his final season with the Mavericks, Ellis will forfeit the possibility of cashing in big next summer, when the NBA salary cap will skyrocket with an infusion of new television contract money. The Mavericks will now have about $30-million under the salary cap to spend on free-agency, but will have to fill the shooting-guard void left by Ellis in addition to making moves at point guard and center. They also are believed to be in the running for free-agent power forward LaMarcus Aldridge.