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Indy Cornrows Jul 2, 2015

Pacers sign Monta Ellis: Immediate Reactions

The Pacers landed their primary free agent target, according to reports. So how do you think Monta Ellis will fit in with the Pacers. Hey Pacer fans! I'm the new guy around here.  I was born and raised in Indy and am currently a student at IUPUI.  I cannot wait to be a part of this coverage team.  If you can put up with my energy level and occasional bad jokes, I think we are going to have a lot of fun this season.  I want to hear what you guys think! Feel free to comment below and I will answer each of you. As published earlier, the Indiana Pacers have signed Guard Monta Ellis to a...
Newark Star-Ledger Jul 2, 2015
NBA free agency 2015: Monta Ellis signs with Indiana Pacers per report

NBA free agency 2015: Monta Ellis signs with Indiana Pacers per report

Ellis averaged 18.9 points and 4.1 assists per game last season with the Dallas Mavericks
Sactown Royalty Jul 2, 2015

Kings offered Monta Ellis 4 years, $48 million

Monta Ellis took less money to join the Pacers. Monta Ellis agreed to a 4-year, $44 million contract with the Indiana Pacers. In the immediate aftermath of the signing, reports surfaced that the Kings had offered Ellis 4 years, $48 million, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard. Sources: Monta Ellis turned down more $ from Sacramento. Kings offered $48 million over 4 years — Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 2, 2015 While many Kings fans may see this news and breathe a sigh of relief, this isn't positive for the Kings organization. One of the team's top targets just accepted less...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 2, 2015

Monta Ellis agrees to four-year deal with Pacers, per report

Ellis opted out of his $8.3 million player option in Dallas to become a free agent. Monta Ellis has agreed to sign a four-year contract worth $44 million with the Indiana Pacers, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard. After two seasons with the Mavericks, Ellis declined a player option worth $8.3 million to become a free agent this summer. The Mavericks made it clear that they had no plans to bring Ellis back should he opt out. While Ellis led Dallas in scoring last year, his chemistry issues and moodiness have been cited as concerns for bringing back the 6'3 shooting guard who was already...
Sactown Royalty Jun 30, 2015

Surprise, Surprise, The Kings are Interested in Monta Ellis

Tom Ziller predicted it, Carmichael Dave speculated on it, and now Chris Broussard (yes, I know) is reporting that the Sacramento Kings are interested in Dallas Mavericks free agent guard Monta Ellis as we head into free agency I believe the Kings will make a strong push to sign free agent guard Monta Ellis. — Trillmichael Dave (@CarmichaelDave) June 30, 2015 Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix also chimed in, adding that the Ellis pursuit is being pushed by ownership. Yippie! Hearing Kings ownership pushing hard for a pursuit of free agents Rajon Rondo and Monta Ellis. Likely...

WATCH: Dirk Nowitzki on Satnam Singh and Monta Ellis

FRISCO—Dirk Nowitzki wrapped up his annual Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game Saturday, but he spoke with the media Friday about his thoughts on the Mavericks 52nd draft pick, Satnam Singh, and how he felt about Monta Ellis leaving the team. His immediate reaction when asked …
Mavs Moneyball Jun 25, 2015

Why Monta Ellis declined his option and what happens next

Answering all your questions about Monta, his option, why it happened and what the plan is going forward. We've known it was coming, but on Tuesday, Monta Ellis officially opted out of his $8.3 million player option for the upcoming season. This clarifies things for a Mavericks front office that is ready to move on from Ellis, despite his strong production in Dallas over the last two seasons. Despite the strong foreshadowing, there are a lot of moving parts Maverick fans should be aware of and questions persisting from his decisions. Fortunately, we have answers. Wait, so could the...
Mavs Moneyball Jun 24, 2015

Just enough Monta: saying goodbye to Ellis by watching his clutch highlights

Monta Ellis may be leaving, but his clutch moments will last forever.
Indy Cornrows Jun 24, 2015

Report: Pacers interested in Monta Ellis

ESPN's Chris Broussard reports that the Pacers are interested in Monta Ellis. Here are six numbers you need to know about the free agent shooting guard's fit with Indiana. Set for free agency after having opted out of the final season of his contract with the Dallas Mavericks, the Indiana Pacers are rumored to be among the teams expected to show interest in Monta Ellis when free agency opens on July 1, reports ESPN's Chris Broussard: Source: Monta Ellis will not opt-in to the final yr of his contract & will thus become a free agent this summer. Indiana & Miami interested — Chris...
Hot Hot Hoops Jun 24, 2015

Is Monta Ellis really in consideration for Miami as reported?

According to multiple sources, Monta Ellis will draw interest from Miami if Dwyane Wade leaves. Shooting guard Monta Ellis opted out of his contract with the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday and as a result, will test the free agent market. Rumors immediately flew afterwards of how the Heat are interested in signing Ellis in case Dwyane Wade does indeed leave Miami. If Ellis opted in, he would have made roughly $8.7 million next season, but due to a strong year with season averages of 18.9 points and 4.1 assists per game, the 29-year-old is looking for a raise. Here are our local reporters...
Peachtree Hoops Jun 24, 2015

Report: Monta Ellis shows interest in Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks have been tied to free agent guard Monta Ellis, but not in the way you would traditionally think. Free agency is on the back burner in some circles as the 2015 NBA Draft rapidly approaches. However, the Atlanta Hawks have a great deal of flexibility and intrigue in advance of the July 1st frenzy, and a somewhat interesting name has expressed interest in joining the fold. Shams Charania of RealGM reports that Monta Ellis, who is now an unrestricted free agent, has visions of landing in Atlanta for his next contract. Ellis plans to discuss a long-term contract with the...
Mavs Moneyball Jun 24, 2015

Monta Ellis declines Mavericks player option for next season, per report

Ellis will become a free agency after two seasons with Dallas. Monta Ellis has opted out of his $8.3 million player option and will become a free agent on July 1, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard and ESPN Dallas' Tim MacMahon. This decision was expected from Ellis, given players usually opt from guaranteed money whenever they can. It has already been reported that the Mavericks are not planning to bring back the mercurial guard, who struggled in the second half of the season and demonstrated attitude problems. Ellis had until June 24 to make his decision, per terms agreed upon in his...
Mavs Moneyball Jun 24, 2015

NBA free agency 2015: Monta Ellis will accept or decline his player option today

Ellis has a $8.7 million player option for the 2015-16 season. His deadline to opt in, and rejoin the Mavericks, or opt out, and hit free agency, is Wednesday. Monta Ellis' deadline to exercise his player option worth $8.3 million is Wednesday. He is expected to decline it, but should he pick it up and return to the Mavericks, they will look to trade him, according to ESPN Dallas' Tim MacMahon. I'm hearing that Mavs are likely to try to move Monta Ellis in trade if he opts in for final season of contract before tomorrow's deadline. — Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) June 23, 2015 The...

Report: Heat interested in free agent Monta Ellis

Whether he is a high-priority or merely a contingency plan, free agent combo guard Monta Ellis is on the Heat’s radar. Ellis, 29, is coming off a strong season for the Dallas Mavericks and declined his player option for 2015-16 in order to hit free agency next week. ESPN reported the Heat and Pacers are planning to make a run at him. Miami would not appear to have a starting ...
Mavs Moneyball Jun 23, 2015

Mavericks will look to trade Monta Ellis if he opts in, per report

The writing may be on the wall for Monta. Monta Ellis' deadline to exercise his player option worth $8.3 million is Wednesday. He is expected to decline it, but should he pick it up and return to the Mavericks, they will look to trade him, according to ESPN Dallas' Tim MacMahon. I'm hearing that Mavs are likely to try to move Monta Ellis in trade if he opts in for final season of contract before tomorrow's deadline. — Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) June 23, 2015 The whispers that the Mavericks are looking to cut their ties with Ellis continue to grow louder. Two weeks ago, it...

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