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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 dominated down the stretch against the Spurs during a 99-93 win with 38 points, one assist, four steals and five 3-pointers in 40 minutes.
It was Monta Time. He scored 11 of the last 13 points for the Mavericks, which is no surprise since he leads the NBA in field goals in the second half. Ellis has been a much better ball handler than Rajon Rondo this year and his turnover rate is his best ever while he has tremendous rapport with the rest of the starters. The Mavericks lead the NBA in offensive efficiency because of Monta, so don't expect that to change much. Dec 20 - 11:50 PM

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Monta Ellis, who hit just 1-of-11 shots on Tuesday, knocked down 11-of-19 and two 3-pointers for 26 points, four rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block on Wednesday.

He gave his owners a scare, but made up for it with tonight's massive line. He's fine.
Dec 11 - 1:01 AM

Monta Ellis (elbow) will play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

He was not himself on Tuesday, making 1-of-11 from the field on Tuesday night. Ellis might have another bad game, but he should get a chance to rack up stats as long as he doesn't aggravate his injury.
Dec 10 - 6:25 PM

Monta Ellis (elbow) said that he will play on Wednesday vs. the Pelicans, despite laboring through Tuesday's game.

He shot just 1-of-11 from the filed Tuesday, but you have to admire his toughness as you could clearly tell his elbow was an issue. Ellis should bounce back on Wednesday unless he suffers a setback, so owners can deploy him as usual.
Dec 9 - 10:44 PM

Monta Ellis (sore right elbow) shot just 1-of-11 from the field on Tuesday to finish with two points and two assists in 25 minutes.

Ellis is as tough as they come and he deserves credit for playing despite his injury, but he obviously wasn't himself tonight. We're considering him probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans, but fantasy owners should keep a close eye on the Mavs' injury report over the next 24 hours. If he can't suit up, Devin Harris and J.J. Barea would get the biggest boosts in playing time.
Dec 9 - 10:35 PM

Monta Ellis (elbow) is listed among the starters, and will play in Tuesday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

After suffering the injury in Sunday's game, it appears that it wasn't serious enough to make him miss any time. This is excellent news for Ellis and while it is something we will continue to monitor, his owners can breathe easy. Ellis is a must-start option while healthy and should be busy against a strong Memphis team.
Dec 9 - 7:50 PM

Monta Ellis (right elbow) is questionable to play Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies.

Ellis hit his right elbow during his last game in Milwaukee on Sunday, and he didn't do much during Tuesday morning’s shootaround. However, Ellis is one of the toughest guys in the league, and hasn't missed a single game over the past two seasons. Head coach Rick Carlisle said that he's hopeful Ellis will be able to give it a go, but if he's forced to sit out, Devin Harris, Jameer Nelson, and J.J. Barea will all see an increase in minutes.

Monta Ellis was seen icing his right arm after Tuesday's shootaround.

When asked about if there should be concern over Ellis' arm, Mavs' head coach Rick Carlisle said, "We hope not." Ellis himself added that he's alright, but we'll be monitoring this one closely. If Ellis is unable to play against the Grizzlies Tuesday night, Devin Harris, Jameer Nelson, and J.J. Barea would all see a small uptick in fantasy value.

Monta Ellis scored a game-high 33 points against the Suns on Friday during a 118-106 loss with two rebounds, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

The Mavericks haven't quite figured out how to handle their point guard spot, but who cares with Monta playing like this? Over his last five, Ellis averaged 28.4 points, 4.2 assists, 2.2 steals and 1.2 triples in 38.0 minutes per game. Ellis is probably at the apex for his value on the season, so feel free to see if someone will overpay.
Dec 6 - 2:01 AM

Monta Ellis had his revenge against the Bucks on Wednesday with 23 points, two rebounds, seven assists, three steals, one block and no turnovers in 36 minutes.

He hated playing in Milwaukee, but he didn't hate it tonight with a big game. Not turning the ball over may have been the biggest surprise considering he turned the ball over at least three times in six consecutive games. Ellis is on the same page with his teammates -- especially Tyson Chandler -- and he looks to be a solid late-early round asset thanks to his durability.
Dec 4 - 12:52 AM

The Mavs held on for a double-overtime win in Chicago on Tuesday, led by Monta Ellis' season-high 38 points on 16-of-35 shooting.

Dallas leads the NBA in points per game and offensive efficiency, and even the Bulls' vaunted defense couldn't slow them down tonight. Monta now has four 30-point games this season and the arrival of Chandler Parsons (24 points, seven boards) hasn't done much to slow him down offensively -- he's actually raised his scoring average and shot attempts compared to last season.
Dec 3 - 12:23 AM

Monta Ellis scored a game-high 30 points against the Raptors on Friday with one rebound, six assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

He came off his worst game with just eight points against the Knicks on Wednesday, but Monta just controlled the offense tonight. He'll get an easy matchup against the 76ers on Saturday. The Mavericks beat them by 53 on Nov. 13, so his owners will have to be careful of garbage time. Despite how he's struggled in the second half of back-to-backs, you're obviously starting him.
Nov 29 - 12:27 AM

Monta Ellis logged 40 minutes on Wednesday but finished with a season-low eight points on 3-of-13 shooting vs. the visiting Knicks.

This was a total aberration for Ellis, who came in averaging 19.8 points on 47.7 percent shooting this season. Teammates Dirk Nowitzki and Tyson Chandler stepped up offensively, and Ellis should be eager to put this game behind him in Toronto on Friday.
Nov 26 - 11:20 PM

Monta Ellis hit just 7-of-21 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points, six rebounds, four assists, a steal and four turnovers in Saturday's loss to the Rockets.

Ellis, Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons combined to hit just 14-of-48 shots against the Mavs tonight, yet still had a chance to win late. James Harden ended that dream though, with a controversial three-point play late in the game.
Nov 22 - 11:22 PM

Monta Ellis hit 10-of-21 shots, two 3-pointers and 12-of-14 free throws for a season-high 34 points, four assists and a steal in Wednesday's win over the Wizards.

Ellis is rolling right now, scoring 34, 18 and 30 points in each of his last three games, and his strong offensive game appears to be limiting Chandler Parsons. Look for more of the same from Monta against the Lakers on Friday, as L.A. gives it up more than any team to opposing guards.
Nov 20 - 12:29 AM

Depth Charts

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