HoopsHype Monta Ellis rumors

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The combination of playing with Dirk Nowitzki and having the benefit of coach Rick Carlisle’s creativity offensively could be exactly what Ellis needs to become a more efficient player — which is pretty much the only thing standing between him and all-star status. “We think that in our system, Monta can really bloom,” owner Mark Cuban said. “He has superstar potential. It will be fun to see how much his game grows under Rick and playing next to Dirk and a pass-first point guard like Jose [Calderon].” Dallas Morning News

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Sources told ESPN.com that Harris is now likely to have surgery on toe by month's end to put him in line for a return to the court by the start of the NBA's regular season. Upon learning of Harris' need for surgery, Dallas reached terms Friday on a three-year deal worth at least $25 million to sign Milwaukee Bucks free agent Monta Ellis. The money Dallas is no longer spending on Harris, sources said, has been earmarked for the signing of a big man, with Milwaukee free agent Samuel Dalembert ranking as the Mavericks' clear-cut preference after team officials spent all day Thursday meeting with him in Dallas. ESPN.com

The Dallas Mavericks have struck a free-agent deal with guard Monta Ellis, according to sources close to the process. Sources told ESPN.com that the Mavericks and Ellis have agreed to terms on a three-year deal that -- depending on where Dallas' ends up in terms of salary-cap space as it works on a number of deals -- could rise to as high as $30 million. The deal, at the minimum, will be in the $25 million range, sources said. ESPN.com

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