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Monta Ellis | Guard

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 185
College: None
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Monta Ellis scored 15 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Mavericks to an easy win over the Hornets on Sunday.
Ellis had averaged just 8.7 points over his last three games, so his owners have to be thrilled to see him scoring with ease again. He also added three rebounds, four assists and one steal on the night, and it's becoming more obvious that Ellis probably should have been the one to represent Dallas at the All-Star game over Dirk Nowitzki. Yeah, Ellis has been that good. Feb 22 - 10:33 PM

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Monta Ellis made just 2-of-13 from the field for five points against the Thunder on Thursday, adding four assists, six steals and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

It was a bad game from Monta with Rajon Rondo back, but he's actually shot the ball well next to him. In fact, Ellis has a 52.5 effective field goal percentage next to Rondo this season before tonight in his 452 minutes, which is up from his 48.0 without him -- still solid efficiency. However, Ellis has a 29.2 usage without Rondo compared to a mediocre 21.2 with him. In other words, Rondo isn't helping Ellis' scoring output.
Feb 19 - 11:07 PM

Head coach Rick Carlisle said on Friday that Monta Ellis should have been selected for the All-Star game rather than Dirk Nowitzki.

"Let's be honest: [Ellis] should be at the All-Star Game and Dirk should be home," Carlisle said. "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." Ellis has averaged 19.8 points with 4.5 assists per game this season, and it's fair to argue that he has been Dallas' most important player on offense with Nowitzki finally showing signs of slowing down. On the bright side, Ellis will likely use this is as motivation and his owners can expect him to keep things rolling after the All-Star break.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Feb 14 - 10:04 AM

Monta Ellis had a sub-par offensive showing against the Jazz on Wednesday with seven points, two rebounds, three assists, seven steals and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

He was doubtful yesterday, but there's always going to be too, too much Monta, apparently. He played in his 219th consecutive game and is one of the most durable players in the NBA since his moped accident. The All-Star break should make his hip feel a little better.
Feb 12 - 1:23 AM

Monta Ellis (hip) is in the starting lineup to face the Jazz on Wednesday.

He came out of the locker room later than his teammates and might not be at 100 percent. Ellis has played in 218 consecutive games and maybe he's just going out there to keep the streak alive. He's a risky play tonight in DFS. If he can't finish, expect to see more out of Devin Harris and Richard Jefferson.
Feb 11 - 8:20 PM

Monta Ellis (hip) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Jazz after going through shootaround.

Ellis currently has an active streak of 218 consecutive games so nobody can question his toughness or commitment. He will likely be a game-time decision tonight, so owners will have to keep their heads on a swivel for an update. If he does end up sitting this one out, expect Devin Harris and J.J. Barea to log all the minutes that they can handle.
Feb 11 - 12:01 PM

Monta Ellis (hip) is doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

Ellis had an MRI on his hip Tuesday morning and while the results are not yet known, it's looking highly doubtful that we'll see him until after the All-Star break. With Rajon Rondo (face) already sidelined, J.J. Barea and Devin Harris will see all the minutes they can handle against the Raptors.
Feb 10 - 2:00 PM

Monta Ellis (hip) is undergoing an MRI Tuesday morning to determine the severity of his hip injury.

Ellis has already been listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Jazz, so there is little chance we see Too Much Monta until after the All-Star break. We'll update his status as soon as the MRI results become public, but both J.J. Barea and Devin Harris become solid starts on Wednesday.
Feb 10 - 11:21 AM

Monta Ellis (hip) is doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Jazz according to Dirk Nowitzki.

Monta doesn't like to miss games but it doesn't make sense to push him with the All Star break right around the corner. J.J. Barea (15 points, seven assists) and Devin Harris (32 minutes, four points, four rebounds, one block) are worth a look in spot-action.
Feb 10 - 2:54 AM

Monta Ellis (left hip) is doubtful to return on Monday against the Clippers.

Tonight is just not a fun night. Ellis has been extremely durable since returning from his moped accident and has played in since the start of the 2012-13 season. Hopefully, he's OK and he should be considered questionable for Wednesday. Richard Jefferson started at shooting guard, but Devin Harris is probably the best speculative add.
Feb 9 - 9:59 PM

Monta Ellis scored 20 points on 9-of-25 shooting in Saturday's overtime win vs. the Blazers, adding six assists, four boards, two blocks, four steals and two 3-pointers in 43 minutes.

Ellis has scored 20 or more points in four out of his last five games, but it was his defense that really stood out on Saturday. Ellis has even more responsibility with Rajon Rondo (face) out until the All-Star break, so expect him to keep up his torrid pace for the foreseeable future.
Feb 7 - 11:41 PM

Monta Ellis carved up the Kings on Thursday during an easy 101-78 win, scoring 21 points with two rebounds, six assists, three steals and three 3-pointers.

The Mavs are just a better team when he's running the offense compared to Rajon Rondo. Ellis has stepped up in his last four games since the Rondo injury, averaging 20.8 points, 6.0 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.8 treys. He's going to roll with his extra opportunity.
Feb 6 - 12:55 AM

Monta Ellis carried the offense against the Magic during a 108-93 win on Saturday, scoring 25 points with two rebounds, 13 assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

The Mavericks are just better when he's running the offense. They were No. 1 in the NBA for offensive efficiency before Rajon Rondo (head) came to town, but they've lost that distinction lately. Ellis could put up some huge lines while Rondo is out, but he'll be a stud regardless.
Jan 31 - 10:55 PM

Monta Ellis hit 14-of-23 shots and a 3-pointer for 33 points, four rebounds, five assists and a steal on Wednesday.

Rajon Rondo was terrible tonight and Ellis is heating up, scoring 33, 19, 36 and 17 points over his last four games.
Jan 29 - 12:19 AM

Monta Ellis notched his seventh 30-point game of the season on Sunday, pouring in 36 points on 16-of-27 shooting in a narrow road loss to the Pelicans.

In the process, Ellis became the league leader in crunch-time scoring with 94 points in the 'clutch,' as defined by NBA.com. He drained four 3-pointers tonight, with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and only one turnover, and this may have been his most well-rounded line all season. Unlike teammate Chandler Parsons, the arrival of Rajon Rondo hasn't slowed Ellis down a bit.
Jan 25 - 9:27 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Devin Harris
3Raymond Felton
SG1Monta Ellis
2J.J. Barea
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Richard Jefferson
3Al-Farouq Aminu
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Amare Stoudemire
3Charlie Villanueva
4Dwight Powell
C1Tyson Chandler
2Greg Smith
3Bernard James