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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 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

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Monta Ellis got back on track with 17 points on 7-of-18 shooting, two rebounds, four assists and five steals in Friday's loss to the Bulls.

Ellis isn't one to struggle for long. Tyson Chandler joined him on the right side of the stat sheet with 10 and 12 with a steal and five blocks, and Dirk Nowitzki continued to heat up with 24 and seven with two threes and a block. Chandler Parsons added 19 points with two steals and a three in the loss.
Jan 24 - 2:25 AM

Monta Ellis hit just 3-of-12 shots for seven points, zero rebounds, three assists and three steals in Wednesday's win.

He had similar struggles a week ago, hitting 1-of-11 shots for five points, but outside of these two games, is having a big season. He'll bounce back in his next game.
Jan 21 - 11:21 PM

Monta Ellis ran the offense against the Grizzlies during an impressive 103-95 win at Memphis on Monday, scoring 25 points with two rebounds, seven assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

Ellis is playing through some elbow soreness, but it didn't affect his playing time or his usage rate with a 9-of-18 from the field and five-turnover line -- good for a 29.4 usage rate. Ellis' numbers haven't fallen off since the acquisition of Rajon Rondo due to his tremendous rapport on pick-and-roll plays. He is as durable as they come and is a top-10 fantasy shooting guard.
Jan 19 - 8:30 PM

Monta Ellis had his worst game of the season during a 114-107 loss to the Nuggets on Wednesday, making 1-of-11 from the field for five points with four rebounds and one steal in 22 minutes.

He was benched down the stretch in a close game due to his struggles. While Ellis does have some bad games on a back-to-back set this season, this comes as a big surprise given the matchup and the opportunity with so many Mavericks resting. He'll get it going in a rematch against the Nuggets on Friday.
Jan 14 - 11:38 PM

Monta Ellis dropped 28 points on the Kings Tuesday, adding 10 assists, four boards, four steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

He was able to hit 11-of-23 from the field and only turned the ball over twice, so his owners have to be thrilled with this line. The addition of Rajon Rondo hasn't hurt his value at all and there is no reason to think that he will slow down as Dallas fights to move up in the Western Conference. It's also nice that Ellis just happens to be one of the most durable players in the league.
Jan 14 - 1:29 AM

Monta Ellis was terrific against the Clippers on Saturday, making 9-of-15 from the field for 23 points with four rebounds, six assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

That's good for a 73.3 effective field goal percentage, which is more than seven times greater than teammate Rajon Rondo's 9.1 today. Ellis is having a great season with the Mavs and his pick-and-roll plays with Tyson Chandler are a bit part of his success. He's durable and should keep it going all year.
Jan 10 - 6:33 PM

Monta Ellis scored 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting during Sunday's tromping of the Cavs, adding two assists, one 3-pointer, one rebound, one steal, one block, and one turnover.

Monta has really cut down on his turnovers this year, and is only averaging 2.6 turnovers per game on the season. He's also improved his field goal percentage to 46.0 percent despite taking 17.6 shots per game (2.0 shots more than last year's total). He's cruising along at mid-round value, and the presence of Rajon Rondo has not had any negative effects on Ellis. His ankle looks fine by the way.
Jan 4 - 3:42 PM

Monta Ellis (ankle) played 28 minutes on Tuesday despite his recent injury, scoring a game-high 20 points as the Mavericks rolled over the Wizards in Dallas.

Ellis hasn't missed a game in over two years and there was never any real doubt about his status, which is a key to his enduring fantasy appeal. He made 8-of-15 shots with one 3-pointer, two assists and four steals, and his owners couldn't have asked for more in a blowout.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 12:09:00 AM

Monta Ellis (ankle) and Tyson Chandler (back) will play on Tuesday vs. the Wizards.

We saw this one coming, as Ellis is one of the most durable players in the league. We will let you know how he holds up after the game, but it looks like his ankle won't be a major concern moving forward.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 08:21:00 PM

Monta Ellis (ankle) is probable to play Tuesday vs. Washington.

Anytime Ellis is listed as probable, it's safe to assume he'll be active. He was a full participant during shootaround, and all signs are pointing towards him giving it a go. Go ahead and get him active.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 07:00:00 PM

Monta Ellis (ankle) was present at Mavs' shootaround and plans to play against the Wizards Tuesday night.

Ellis missed the end of Sunday's game after tweaking his ankle, but sounds like he'll be available for Tuesday's game against the Wizards. Barring a last-minute turn of events, Ellis' fantasy owners can feel free to plug him into their lineups Tuesday night.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 12:14:00 PM

Monta Ellis (ankle) is expected to play on Tuesday against the Wizards, according to coach Rick Carlisle.

The Sunday injury was to his left ankle, which is the famous moped ankle from back in 2011. He did have a complete tear to a ligament back then, but there's still no need to be completely alarmed with this incident. Ellis hasn't missed a game in over two seasons and coach Rick Carlisle said he could have returned on Sunday, so we'd expect him to go against Bradley Beal on Tuesday.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 02:16:00 PM

Monta Ellis missed the end of Sunday's game after tweaking his left ankle, but he intends to play vs. the Wizards on Tuesday.

"I'm not missing [any] games," Ellis said after the game. "I'll go home and take care of what I need to take care of." The injury didn't look serious and Monta is one of the toughest players in the NBA, so there's every reason to think he'll be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game. We'll include him on the injury report as a precaution, however, and owners should double-check his status in the coming days.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 10:52:00 PM

Monta Ellis (illness) is a go for Friday's game vs. the Lakers.

Ellis has not missed a game for the past two years, so it wasn't likely a puny illness was going to stop him. Go ahead and get him active for a favorable matchup vs. the Lakers.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 06:56:00 PM