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Jul 23, 2014
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The Mavericks are expected to rotate their three veteran point guards and have Raymond Felton and Jameer Nelson spell Monta Ellis at shooting guard as well.
Rotoworld Jul 23, 2014

Monta Ellis expected to get some PG minutes - Monta Ellis (G) Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks are expected to rotate their three veteran point guards and have Raymond Felton and Jameer Nelson spell Monta Ellis at shooting guard as well.

Monta Ellis likens Parsons to Marion

LAS VEGAS -- Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis had a huge impact in his first year with the Mavericks last season. Now, more help is on the way in Chandler Parsons. With Parsons and the Mavs' other moves this summer, Ellis is pleased with what Dallas' front office has done. “I think it’s a great addition to the team,” Ellis told 105.3 The Fan on Monday. “I think we did a wonderful job on getting the right group of guys and the right team to try to get farther than we did last year.

Players have leverage in market for small forwards

One NBA front office executive compares free agency to watching frogs in a pond. There are only so many lily pads for the frogs to hop onto. As those lily pads start getting claimed, the frogs tend to get a little more frantic, or at least more willing to negotiate deals that could be perceived as team friendly. Case in point: Monta Ellis, who settled for a lot less than his initial asking price last summer when the Dallas Mavericks were the lone lily pad left in the pond.

How much better can Monta Ellis be?

DALLAS – Listen to the Dallas decision-makers long enough and you might begin to believe that Monta Ellis should be considered a Most Improved Player candidate in 2014-15. How much better can a nine-year veteran with career averages of 19.4 points and 4.9 assists get? A day after the Mavericks were eliminated, coach Rick Carlisle said he anticipated Ellis making “quantum leaps” in his second season in Dallas. Owner Mark Cuban has similar expectations.

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