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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.
Salary: $10,300,000
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Monta Ellis led a closed-door meeting late Wednesday night following the Indiana Pacers’ dispirited loss to Charlotte, IndyStar has learned. After players showered and dressed, Ellis angrily called for the gathering. Ellis started by admonishing teammates to take more responsibility for the rest of the season, according to several people with knowledge of the meeting. The players-only assembly lasted briefly with Ellis as the principal speaker. “It falls on us,” a team source said about Ellis’ message. “We’re not doing what we’re supposed to do.”
Cuban on why he did not re-sign Ellis: “It wasn’t his age. It wasn’t the miles on the body, that type of thing. It was just a numbers game. The two years he was with us, it was great. … It was no disrespect to him as a player.” “We love Monta as a person, his family. It was really hard. It was one of the times where I went back and forth a lot,” Cuban said. “Not just on the basketball side but on the family side. His wife (plans to attend) law school. His wife has an amazing future as a lawyer and it was hard. That’s the down side of this business.”
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Dwain Price: Rick Carlisle on Monta Ellis: “I have great respect for him because he helped us win 99 games in 2 years and we wouldn’t have come closer without him. We’re really grateful for what he did for us and as always you’ve got to game-plan your butt off to get ready to play him. He’s a real problem to deal with because of his quickness, his ability to get to the rim, his ability to make plays.”