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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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Despite reports of dissension in the Mavs' locker room, Monta Ellis said he has no problems with Rajon Rondo.
While the Rondo-Ellis pairing ranks 148 out of 149 Mavericks pairings this season, according to Basketball Reference, Ellis insists the duo can do great things together. "There’s no problem [with Rondo]," Ellis said. "Rondo is a great asset on both ends of the floor. It takes a while for the player to really get adjusted to a new system, new personalities, figuring out where guys want the ball. I think it’s going to work out for the best for us once we get over the hump." Ellis broke out of his slump in a big way against the Spurs on Tuesday night and will have a chance to continue that trend when the Mavericks play the Spurs again on Friday. Mar 26 - 12:01 PM

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Monta Ellis said after Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs that he has battled several injuries all season, but he is finally healthy and is ready to make some noise down the stretch.

"I've been battling injuries all season," Ellis said. "The last few days, my body has been feeling good and tonight I'll sleep real good. I went and worked out last night for at least two and a half hours. I wanted to come in tonight and give my team a lift that they have been looking for." Ellis exploded for 38 points vs. the Spurs Tuesday after being held to just 11 points on 4-of-22 shooting vs. the Suns on Sunday, so hopefully this is a sign that his slump is over. There have been some reports that Ellis has created some unrest in the Mavericks' locker room, but a couple of wins will likely give everyone in Dallas a solid morale boost.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mar 25 - 9:26 AM

Monta Ellis bounced back after a disastrous game on Sunday, finishing Tuesday's impressive win vs. the Spurs with 38 points on 16-of-27 shooting with two 3-pointers, five assists and two steals.

He shot a combined 7-of-31 in his previous two contests and almost single-handedly lost Sunday's game vs. the Suns, so it was a relief to see him score three quick buckets to get himself rolling tonight. The 29-year-old Ellis hasn't missed a game all season, which is remarkable given how much contact he takes every night, and he's rewarding 8-cat owners with top-40 value.
Mar 25 - 12:06 AM

Monta Ellis reportedly has "folks in the Mavs organization" worried about his impact on "the team's soul."

Specifically, these organizational members "have been fretting for weeks about the impact Ellis' moodiness" has on the club. This sounds like a complete cop out in an effort to make Ellis the fall guy for the Mavs struggles, and that's a bad look all the way around. Ellis still leads the NBA with 118 clutch points, but he has struggled since the All-Star break with averages of just 16.3 points, 3.3 assists and 2.1 steals on 38.9 percent shooting.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mar 23 - 9:42 AM

Monta Ellis shot just 4-of-22 from the field during Sunday's loss to the Suns, finishing with 11 points, two assists, two boards and three steals in 37 minutes.

Needless to say, it was a dreadful performance by Ellis and his owners can only hope that he bounces back vs. the Spurs on Tuesday. Devin Harris (illness) and J.J. Barea (ankle) could both be looking at some time on the shelf, so Ellis and Rajon Rondo could have their hands full moving forward. Keep Ellis locked into all lineups.
Mar 23 - 12:09 AM

Monta Ellis went off vs. the Lakers on Sunday, scoring 31 points on 12-of-22 shooting with five 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

Ellis was averaging just 14.6 points on 35.9 percent shooting since the All-Star break, so it was a relief to see him catch fire after halftime on Sunday. He was an uncharacteristic 2-of-6 at the free throw line, but he also committed just one turnover in 38 minutes and his owners should be overjoyed to see an offensive eruption, even if came vs. the Lakers' shaky defense.
Mar 9 - 12:13 AM

Monta Ellis denied that his hip injury has been a factor in his recent shooting slump.

"My hip is not a factor," Ellis said while walking briskly to the team bus after the Mavs' 94-75 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday. While Ellis may not want to admit it, his numbers have dipped since suffering his hip injury back in early February, averaging just 15.6 points, 3.6 assists, and 0.5 three-pointers per game on 38.2 percent shooting since the break. Fantasy owners will just have to hope he gets things back on track soon.
Source: ESPN
Mar 6 - 9:37 AM

Monta Ellis will reportedly opt out of his contract this summer in order to pursue a multi-year deal in free agency.

He is boasting averages of 19.4 points, 4.4 assists, 2.4 boards, 1.9 steals and 1.2 3-pointers per game this season and is one of the most durable players in the league, so Ellis will surely generate a ton of interest around the NBA this summer. The Mavericks will surely do everything they can to keep Ellis in Dallas, as he has arguably surpassed Dirk Nowitzki as the team's best player this season.
Mar 4 - 9:53 AM

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

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

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