Monta Ellis RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:175 lbs. / 79.4 kg.
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:175 lbs. / 79.4 kg.
Marc Stein: Up-to-date schedule of Kings’ planned face-to-face visits this week: Wes Matthews today, Rajon Rondo on Friday, Monta Ellis still TBD
Sacramento wants to pursue several free agents with the space, including point guards Rajon Rondo and Monta Ellis and shooting guard Wesley Matthews, sources said. The Indiana Pacers were meeting with Ellis on Wednesday in Indiana and working to reach a deal with him, league sources told Yahoo.: 16 more rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Kings are seriously interested in free agent guard Monta Ellis too, league sources tell Yahoo Sports .: 16 more rumors
Chris Broussard: As Monta Ellis dines right now with Larry Bird, the Hawks, Kings and Knicks showing interest in Ellis, sources said
High-scoring free agent guard Monta Ellis has checked into a downtown Indianapolis hotel and will begin discussions with the Pacers this evening, according to a league source.
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.: 16 more rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent guard Monta Ellis and family traveling to Indiana to meet with Pacers officials on Wednesday, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.: 16 more rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent guard Monta Ellis is gathering traction in talks with the Indiana Pacers, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.: 16 more rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Larry Bird has been determined to secure Monta Ellis, and Pacers pushing hard to close a deal with him, league sources tell Yahoo.
Ken Berger: In addition to Pacers, the Hawks, Nuggets and Kings calling on Monta Ellis, source says. With Dwyane Wade in limbo, Heat could be factor.
Chris Mannix: As reported, Sacramento will show interest in Monta Ellis. Another team expected to be hot on the trail of Ellis, per source: Indiana.: 16 more rumors
Shams Charania: Free agent pursuing the Miami Heat 2-guard spot if Dwyane Wade leaves: Monta Ellis, sources tell RealGM. Sides plan to discuss July visit.
Earl K. Sneed: Rick Carlisle says he would welcome the opportunity to coach Monta Ellis again should Ellis’ free agency lead him back to Dallas. Rick Carlisle says he texted Monta Ellis and he let him know everything he meant to the team in the last 2 years.
Eric Pincus: Monta Ellis has opted out of his contract with the Dallas Mavericks @BBallInsiders: 16 more rumors
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.”
Sources said Ellis was genuinely uncomfortable with the three-year, $46 million free agent contract the Mavs signed Parsons to last summer. And that was one of the reasons why Ellis decided Wednesday to opt out of the final year of his contract with the Mavs. Ellis wanted Chandler Parsons money.
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.
Ellis plans to discuss a long-term contract with the Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat in free agency after opting out of the final year of his contract on Wednesday, sources told RealGM. He had an option worth $8.72 million.: 16 more rumors
As Monta Ellis pursues a new deal on the east coast, the Dallas Mavericks are targeting San Antonio Spurs free agent Danny Green, league sources told RealGM.: 13 more rumors
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.