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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
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.”
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.”
Candace Buckner: Dirk Nowtizki on playing with Monta Ellis from 2013-2015: “We got along great. It’s not like we went out everywhere (together)… but I think there was a mutual respect there. I thought that he showed he really cared about me when he made the trip to Germany to watch my documentary when it was released. He made the trip with some of the Mavs guys. That was important for me for him to show that he respects me, and that was great. He never had a problem. I don’t think it’s a secret I would’ve liked to have kept him but in this business it doesn’t work always that way.”