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Are you worried about Monta right now? Mark Cuban: I'm worried about him not making shots. I see them wrap him up like a mummy before the games. My only knock on Monta is he'll play through anything. He's such a warrior; he just wants to compete every night as hard as he can and that's not always the smartest thing to do. But at the same time, I respect the hell out of that because there's nobody who wants it as bad as him. Dallas Morning News

However, Ellis acknowledged in his TNT postgame interview that his health had been an issue, something he repeatedly denied publicly and privately during his extended slump. The fact that he refused to take any time off to fully heal -- which would have snapped Ellis' streak of consecutive games played that dates to the beginning of the 2012-13 season -- was a source of frustration within the organization. "I've been battling injuries all season," Ellis said on TNT. "The last few days, my body has been feeling good and tonight I'll sleep real good. I went and worked out last night for at least two and a half hours. I wanted to come in tonight and give my team a lift that they have been looking for. "Now that my body is feeling good, we'll try to make a run of it until the playoffs start." ESPN.com

March 23, 2015 Updates

So why keep calling Ellis’ number when he’s clearly ice cold? Carlisle’s answer is evidence of just how much the Mavs rely on their mercurial leading scorer. “We’ve got to get shots. We’ve got to get shots,” Carlisle said, repeating himself for emphasis. “He’s the one guy who can get clean shots. And he’s getting good looks. I always believe he’s going to make the next one. “My responsibility as a coach is to make sure we get shots. We can’t go places where clear shots are not going to be generated, and he’s been too good in these situations all year long. Hey, he had a bad shooting night. That’s the way it goes.” ESPN.com

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Dallas power forward Dirk Nowitzki was the final All-Star selection, getting picked by commissioner Adam Silver as an injury replacement for Anthony Davis late Wednesday night. The Mavs had lobbied for shooting guard Monta Ellis. "Let's be honest: [Ellis] should be at the All-Star Game and Dirk should be home," Carlisle said Friday on ESPN's "The Afternoon Show with Cowlishaw and Mosley" on 103.3 FM. "That's the way this should be going. I'm assuming they go by the vote count. Dirk may have had one more vote than Monta or something like that, but Monta Ellis should be in the All-Star Game." ESPN.com

February 13, 2015 Updates

A sampling of how the Mavs plan to spend their All-Star breaks: J.J. Barea: “Puerto Ricoooooooooo!!! I got my son’s birthday in Puerto Rico. The beach and the pool. It should be a good weekend. My high school also has a big tournament that they named after me.” Chandler Parsons: “New York until Saturday and then I’m going to Mexico. Sun and the beach. Cabo.” Monta Ellis: “I’m going to be here in Dallas. Man, you know, you’ve been doing these 10 years, they don’t need me spending no money right now. I’ll keep that lil’ ol’ money and sit at the house. I’ll travel in the summertime. “ ESPN.com

February 11, 2015 Updates

Tim MacMahon: Mavs are officially listing Monta Ellis as questionable. He participated in walkthrough. My bet is he plays vs. Jazz. Twitter @espn_macmahon

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