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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
Contract: view contract details

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Monta Ellis has "re-dedicated" himself to basketball after a 2015-16 season which he feels was his worst since joining the NBA.
Ellis admitted that playing in his age-30 season was physically challenging. "My knee would just flare up," he said. "Some days I'd wake up in the morning and it was tough getting out of bed." To his credit, Ellis still played in 81 games last year and he said that his legs feel "great" after a summer devoted to physical training. Despite his declining production, he's worth a look if you need a scorer after the middle rounds. Sep 26 - 6:43 PM

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According to Nate Taylor of the Indianapolis Star, Monta Ellis isn't expected to handle the ball as much this year.

Ellis had a 21.0 percent usage rate last season and his 13.8 points per game was his lowest scoring average since his rookie season. Ellis will have a lot of trouble matching the 4.7 assists per game that he had last year due to the arrival of Jeff Teague, and his scoring opportunities could be limited while playing with Indiana's revamped starting lineup. He barely returned top-75 value in standard leagues last season, so fantasy owners shouldn't expect too much from him.
Sep 25 - 9:31 AM

The Kings still have interest in Monta Ellis.

He could be part of a Rudy Gay trade. The Kings were after Ellis last summer before he went to the Pacers, so they might get another chance. Stein adds the Pacers would prefer to deal Rodney Stuckey to get Rudy Gay. Ellis had a somewhat disappointing year and Jeff Teague is more of a ball-dominant guy, so Ellis may not cost too much.
Jul 2 - 6:47 PM

Monta Ellis was held to just eight points on 3-of-10 shooting in Tuesday's 102-99 loss to the Raptors, adding four boards, three assists and two steals in 33 minutes.

That's three games in a row in which Ellis has failed to crack single digits in the scoring column, shooting just 34.6 percent in that span. He's still getting plenty of minutes, but owners in DFS should probably avoid him until he finds his shot again.
Apr 26 - 10:04 PM

Monta Ellis (personal) was held to seven points on 3-of-9 shooting in Thursday's loss to the Raptors, adding six rebounds, four assists and one steal in 36 minutes.

In addition to his shooting woes, Ellis also didn't take care of the ball tonight, turning it over four times. We still don't know why he missed practice on Wednesday and the Pacers simply cited personal reasons, but we can only assume that he's not hurt due to the heavy workload that he saw tonight. He should be much better in Game 4 on Saturday.
Apr 21 - 11:25 PM

Monta Ellis (personal) is in the starting lineup for Thursday's Game 3 against the Raptors.

Ellis sat out Wednesday's practice for personal reasons, but he was never in any danger of missing tonight's game. He's on the radar as a potential DFS target.
Apr 21 - 5:59 PM

Monta Ellis (personal) missed practice on Wednesday.

There's no indication of Ellis missing Game 3 on Thursday. Ellis has taken a backseat in the offense with Paul George dominating the ball. Although, the Raptors are likely going to throw more double-teams at George, which could open up shots for Ellis. We'll let you know when he's back with the team.
Apr 20 - 3:45 PM

Monta Ellis scored 15 points with three rebounds, five assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.

He didn't have it all, but Ellis turned in a solid game. Ellis didn't handle the ball as much as usual because it was the Paul George Show in this game. He will likely put up similar lines going forward.
Apr 16 - 4:17 PM

Monta Ellis will rest on Wednesday against the Bucks.

No revenge game and no 82 games for Ellis. He's been one of the most healthy players in the NBA this decade. Rodney Stuckey will get the start at shooting guard.
Apr 13 - 6:40 PM

Monta Ellis played only 22 minutes during a blowout win on Sunday, finishing with six points, three assists, two steals and one rebound.

Ellis, Paul George and Ian Mahinmi all played 22 minutes, while George Hill played 21 minutes and Lavoy Allen played 14. The low playing time was a luxury for Indiana, as they held a huge lead, and it shouldn't have any impact on Tuesday's game vs. the Knicks.
Apr 10 - 9:03 PM

Monta Ellis dished out eight assists on Wednesday to go along with 13 points, six rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer, as the Pacers knocked off the visiting Cavs.

Ty Lawson was out with an illness so Ellis had the ball in his hands a bit more often than usual, and the eight assists were his most since Jan. 10. He's been in a bit of a slump lately, shooting 37.2 percent in his past seven games, but over the past month he's still a mid-round value in 8-cat and 9-cat leagues.
Apr 6 - 10:04 PM

Monta Ellis shot just 2-of-11 from the field on Sunday, finishing with seven points, six boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

Since going off for 23 points and seven assists against the Rockets last Sunday, Ellis has really slowed down with averages of 10.0 points, 4.0 boards, 3.3 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.5 3-pointers over his last four games. Maybe a couple days of rest will help him, so his owners should expect a better performance against the Cavs on Wednesday.
Apr 3 - 10:44 PM

Monta Ellis hit just 3-of-12 shots for eight points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals in 32 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Bulls.

Ellis had 23 points, seven assists and a nice line on Sunday, but outside of that one, he's scored nine or fewer points in three of his last four games. Hopefully he's about ready to start playing like he did on Sunday, full time.
Mar 29 - 9:55 PM

Monta Ellis recovered from two straight single-digit games to score 23 points on Sunday, with seven assists, six rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.

Ellis made 10-of-18 shots and looked spry despite playing in the second half of a back-to-back set. Rockets' opponents average the second-most steals, at 9.0 per game, and the Pacers equaled that total tonight with Ellis' three swipes leading the way. The veteran has quietly re-established himself as a top-50 roto option over the past month.
Mar 27 - 8:53 PM

Monta Ellis made 1-of-4 from the field for three points with six assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Nets on Saturday.

He is in one of his slumps again. In his last five, Ellis averaged just 8.8 points, 4.0 boards, 5.8 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.4 treys on 32.7 percent from the field. Thanks to the steals, dimes and treys, he's still worth owning. Ellis could snap out of it on Sunday against the Rockets in a great matchup.
Mar 26 - 8:49 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jeff Teague
2Aaron Brooks
3Joseph Young
SG1Monta Ellis
2Rodney Stuckey
SF1Paul George
2C.J. Miles
3Glenn Robinson III
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Lavoy Allen
3Georges Niang
4Rakeem Christmas
C1Myles Turner
2Al Jefferson
3Kevin Seraphin