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Monta Ellis | Guard | #11

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 185
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (10) / GS
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Monta Ellis started the second half on Friday against the Nuggets, finishing with 17 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes.
The move to start Ellis could have been a matchup move, about C.J. Miles' foul trouble or it could be a rotation tweak to offset the loss of Glenn Robinson III (calf), but Robinson was barely in the rotation before his injury. Ellis is actually playing decent ball in his last five, averaging 12.0 points, 2.4 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.4 treys. He's still only a borderline guy to use right now. Mar 24 - 11:55 PM

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Monta Ellis started the second half for C.J. Miles on Friday against the Nuggets.

The defense was really bad, especially on the perimeter. Additionally, this could be a tweak to not having Glenn Robinson III (calf). Whatever the case, there's no need to react to this from a fantasy perspective.
Mar 24 - 8:20 PM

Monta Ellis finished with 10 points, three assists and two steals in 25 minutes in Sunday's loss against the Raptors.

Ellis continues in a reserve role for the Pacers, but he has hit double-digit point totals in five of his past seven games while contributing six steals in the past three outings. He is no longer a bona fide fantasy starter, but he is still a valuable option in deeper leagues for his help with points and steals while contributing a handful of assists.
Mar 19 - 8:34 PM

Monta Ellis made 7-of-13 shots to score 16 points off the bench on Wednesday, hitting two 3-pointers with one rebound, two assists, two blocks and one steal.

Ellis did his damage in 27 minutes tonight, helping to compensate for quiet games from Rodney Stuckey (scoreless in 16 minutes) and C.J. Miles (nine points in 18 minutes). The 31-year-old's game is predicated on quickness and he's showing his age this season, making it impossible to roster him outside of the deepest leagues.
Mar 15 - 10:30 PM

Monte Ellis went just 1-of-6 from the field during Sunday's win over the Hawks, ending his evening with three points, three boards, three assists, one 3-pointer, one steal and three turnovers.

Ellis has been extremely disappointing this season, putting in some of his worst numbers since his rookie season with forgettable averages of just 8.5 points, 3.5 dimes and 0.9 steals per game. He belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Mar 5 - 5:13 PM

Monta Ellis flirted with a triple-double on Monday vs. Houston, scoring 12 points with eight assists and seven rebounds.

Paul George was in some foul trouble, so Ellis logged 32 minutes in the win -- his third game with 32+ minutes since the new year. He shot 6-of-8 from the field, but he did turn the ball over six times. Ellis has been trending up for a couple weeks, so give him a look if you need a low-end guard. He's averaging 11.8 points, 6.0 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 0.8 treys over his last five games.
Feb 28 - 12:44 AM

Monta Ellis scored eight points on 3-of-12 shooting vs. the Heat on Saturday, adding five assists, three rebounds and two turnovers.

Just when it looked like Ellis was turning the corner, he posts a dud like this. He averaged 13.4 points, 2.4 boards, 4.4 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.2 treys on 62.2 percent shooting from the field in his previous five games, but you might as well give him another chance in an uptempo matchup with Houston on Monday if you picked him up.
Feb 25 - 11:21 PM

Monta Ellis scored 16 points with one rebound, three assists and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes against the Grizzlies on Friday.

He looked like he was headed for a huge game with 14 points in the first half. Ellis has shown a lot of burst this month and he's about as hot as he's been all season. In his last five, he's averaged 13.4 points, 2.4. boards, 4.4 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.2 treys on 62.2 percent from the field. He's worth a long look in standard leagues right now.
Feb 24 - 9:47 PM

Monta Ellis played 31 minutes against the Wizards on Thursday with nine points, three rebounds, seven assists and no turnovers.

It took a long, long time for Ellis, but he's actually looked good in his last four games. In that stretch, Monta averaged 12.8 points with 2.8 boards, 4.8 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.5 blocks and 1.0 treys on 60.0 percent from the field in 31.0 minutes per game. A big reason why has been he's had 51.4 percent of his shots come from within eight feet, making 72.2 percent of those -- league average is 57.1. Maybe the time off will help get him going, so give him a look.
Feb 16 - 9:40 PM

Monta Ellis played 30 minutes and hit 4-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 10 points, two rebounds, four assists and two steals in Monday's 110-106 loss to the Spurs.

Ellis is kind of coming on, scoring in double figures in three of his last four games and playing heavy minutes in all of them. He's been helped out by the fact Thaddeus Young has been out with a wrist injury, and Lavoy Allen (knee) joined him on the sidelines tonight. Ellis is worth keeping a close eye on right now, but there's a very good chance he'll fade back into oblivion once the Pacers are back at full strength. Unless you're in a real deep league, leave Ellis on waivers for now.
Feb 13 - 9:51 PM

Monta Ellis scored 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting in 32 minutes on Saturday vs. the Bucks.

Where's he been? This was the most points Ellis has scored since he dropped 19 points against the Hawks on Nov. 23, and this was the second time he eclipsed the 30-minute mark since the new year. He added four boards, one assist, two blocks and one triple on a night in which Jeff Teague only attempted two shots, but we'll need to see another strong game from Ellis before he's back on the standard-league radar.
Feb 11 - 11:02 PM

Monta Ellis scored three points with five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday.

It feels like the Monstars just stole Monta's talent this year. In his last four, he's made just 4-of-20 (20 percent) from the field. We want the "Monta Have It All" or "Too, Too, Too Much Monta" Ellis back. For now, leave him on the wire.
Feb 4 - 10:46 PM

Monta Ellis scored nine points with six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 25 minutes against the Nets on Friday night.

He played the entire fourth quarter and had more life in his legs than usual. Ellis has been under 17 minutes in three of his previous four, so this is encouraging for a guy who was almost indestructible coming into this season. If Thaddeus Young (wrist) needs to miss time, Monta could creep back into the fantasy convo. Most owners can just wait for the MRI results here.
Feb 3 - 11:52 PM

Monta Ellis had another scoreless game on Wednesday, missing all three of his shots while adding four assists and two rebounds in 21 minutes.

The Pacers won their fifth straight game in Orlando tonight, but it was no thanks to Ellis' contributions. He came into the season talking about his renewed dedication to the game after a disappointing 2015-16 campaign, yet his numbers are down everywhere this year. He's not worth owning.
Feb 1 - 9:49 PM

Monta Ellis was held scoreless, going 0-of-6 from the field in 14 minutes with one rebound on Thursday against the Timberwolves.

Ellis gave it a go after spraining his ankle on Monday and was inefficient once again. Since returning from his groin injury on Dec. 28, he has averaged 22.1 minutes, 6.3 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, before tonight’s contest. He scored in double-figures just three times during that stretch and continues to have a poor season.
Jan 26 - 10:50 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jeff Teague
2Aaron Brooks
3Joseph Young
SG1C.J. Miles
2Monta Ellis
3Rodney Stuckey
SF1Paul George
2Glenn Robinson III
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Lavoy Allen
3Georges Niang
4Rakeem Christmas
C1Myles Turner
2Al Jefferson
3Kevin Seraphin