HoopsHype Monta Ellis rumors

June 30, 2013 Updates

Don't expect Ellis to return to Milwaukee; there's already been a mutual parting of the ways between him and the Bucks, a source told Yahoo! Sports. The Bucks were turned off by Ellis saying the only differences between himself and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade were All-Star appearances and championships. A source close to Ellis has previously said he would be interested in joining his old Golden State Warriors. Yahoo! Sports

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Ellis, who originally signed a six-year, $66 million deal with the Golden State Warriors, is close with Lakers free agent Dwight Howard. The two have long desired to play together. If Howard cannot achieve his top goal of playing with Chris Paul, teaming up with Ellis may become an option he would strongly consider. ESPN.com

If Mullin agrees to become a consultant, the Kings would have three key leaders that figure to appeal to Ellis. Mullin, D'Alessandro, and coach Michael Malone, who Ellis reportedly enjoyed working with before being traded. But the notion of Ellis coming to Sacramento as a free agent is still a ways away from happening. The Kings have to decide if they want Tyreke Evans back first. They also need to address a lack of size in the backcourt if Evans is gone (the Kings wouldn't have a guard listed over 6-4). I still expect there to be some trades and find out if the Kings will now be willing to use the amnesty clause, which the Maloofs would not do. Amnesty could be used on John Salmons to create more cap flexibility. Sulia

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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has learned that discussions were held to extend Monta Ellis’ deal with the Bucks but no agreement was reached. As part of the discussions the Bucks offered the 27-year-old guard a two-year extension through the 2015-’16 season, resulting in a total package of nearly $36 million over three years, according to a source. Ellis would have been required to opt in to get the additional two years on the deal. That includes the opt-in first year at $11 million, with annual raises bringing the total to $11.8 million in the second year of the deal and $13 million in the final year. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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