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Monta Ellis | Guard

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 185
College: None
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Monta Ellis scored 29 points on 11-of-22 shooting (including three treys) with two rebounds, two assists and a steal in the Mavs' 113-111 Game 6 win over the Spurs.
Monta made an out-of-control pass to give the rallying Spurs a Christian Laettner chance to tie with 1.1 seconds left, but San Antonio never capitalized and Ellis more than made up with it with timely buckets down the stretch. Dirk Nowitzki added 22 points on 11-of-20 shooting, and Jose Calderon chipped in with 12 points, five rebounds and six assists in the win. Game 7 is in San Antonio on Sunday. May 2 - 11:01 PM

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Monta Ellis dominated the ball during Saturday's 109-108 win over the Spurs, making 12-of-22 from the field for 29 points with two boards, three assists, one turnover and three 3-pointers.

He was magnificent today, hitting big shots and doing a great job of setting up his teammates for easy looks. Ellis doesn't get as much credit as teammate Dirk Nowitzki, but Dallas choosing Ellis over O.J. Mayo looks one of the best decisions of the offseason. He's extremely durable and has a nice arsenal of stat contributions in the fantasy world.
Apr 26 - 7:29 PM

Monta Ellis played terrific in Game 2's 113-92 win on Wednesday with 21 points, three boards, three assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

He only had one turnover and the Mavericks turned the ball over just eight times while making 15-of-16 from the field. They basically beat the Spurs at their own game with fewer mistakes and their 13 steals certainly helped. Ellis has looked great in the playoffs and has stayed aggressive, which isn't a surprise considering he led the NBA in total points on drives this season. The Mavs head home for Game 3 on Saturday with the series at 1-1.
Apr 23 - 11:24 PM

Monta Ellis made 8-of-21 from the field against the Grizzlies on Wednesday during a 106-105 loss, adding six boards, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

He hit a huge 3-pointer to get this game to overtime, but couldn't connect on the mid-range fadeaway to pull out the win. Ellis logged 82 games for the second consecutive season and is one of the most durable players in the NBA. Obviously, leaving the Bucks was a smart move for him.
Apr 16 - 11:22 PM

Monta Ellis tied his season high with 37 points to go along with five rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers on 15-of-23 shooting in Saturday's big win over the Suns.

Ellis was fantastic tonight and it was fun to watch him and Eric Bledsoe trading blows. The Mavs are in the playoffs with this win, but Ellis has a goal of playing out the end of the season and playing in all 82 games. We'll have to wait and see if Rick Carlisle allows him to do so.
Apr 13 - 12:02 AM

Monta Ellis scored a team-high 24 points vs. the Spurs during a 109-100 loss to go with four boards, four assists and one steal in 38 minutes.

He bruised his tailbone on Wednesday night and was never in doubt to miss this game. Ellis had a sizable slump back in February, but he's been solid since with the exception of two games shooting below 25 percent from the field. He's been durable for much of his career and he looks poised to play in his second consecutive 82-game season.
Apr 11 - 12:48 AM

Monta Ellis, who took a very hard fall on his tailbone Wednesday night, is expected to play against the Spurs on Thursday.

He received treatment last night and it sounds like he's good to go tonight against a depleted Spurs team. Tony Parker has been ruled out and it sounds like Manu Ginobili will likely be in street clothes with a calf contusion.
Apr 10 - 12:30 PM

Monta Ellis said that he was fine after taking a very hard fall during Tuesday's game.

"I was in awe of Ellis hitting the floor as hard as he did and getting back up, knocking in the free throws and continuing to play a real aggressive game," said coach Rick Carlisle. "I’m sure he’s going to be sore [Wednesday]. But he hasn't missed a game yet and I don’t expect him to be asking out." Ellis, who is averaging 37 minutes per game, is on pace to play in all 82 games for the second consecutive season.
Apr 9 - 10:25 AM

Monta Ellis scored 23 points to lead a balanced Mavericks' attack on Sunday, making 9-of-19 field goals with two 3-pointers, four rebounds, four assists and one steal.

He was joined in double-figures by Vince Carter, Dirk Nowitzki and Jose Calderon as the Mavericks squeaked by for a 93-91 victory. They have sole possession of the West's seventh seed but still face tough competition from the Grizzlies and Suns.
Apr 6 - 8:58 PM

Monta Ellis played well vs. his former team during Tuesday's loss to the Warriors, scoring 27 points with two boards, six assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 43 minutes.

After turning the ball over 3.8 times per game over his previous five, he turned the ball over just twice in the close loss. Ellis' shooting percentages have taken a dip since the All-Star break, but he seems to be over his slump from about a month ago.
Apr 1 - 11:27 PM

Monta Ellis shot 4-of-19 from the field during a 109-103 loss to the Clippers, scoring 12 points with five boards, seven assists, two steals and three turnovers in 36 minutes.

Despite the off game, he’s turned in a six-category month and entered tonight with March averages of 18.7 points, 4.3 boards, 5.4 dimes, 1.5 steals and 1.1 triples on 46.2 percent from the field. Ellis ranks ninth in the NBA in minutes per game since the break and his slump from back in January is a distant memory.
Mar 27 - 11:22 PM

Monta Ellis (thigh) scored 32 points on Sunday, tying his second-highest total of the season, but it wasn't enough to avoid an overtime loss vs. Brooklyn.

Ellis played 41 minutes and he's averaging just under 37 per game in March, a number which isn't likely to decrease with Dallas clinging to a half-game lead over Phoenix for the West's eighth seed. It's an ideal situation for fantasy owners, as Ellis is not a threat for a precautionary DNP in the season's final weeks.
Mar 23 - 11:00 PM

Monta Ellis (thigh) will play vs. Brooklyn on Sunday.

He sat out Saturday's practice as a precaution and there was never much doubt about his availability, but it's nice to have early confirmation of his status as the Mavs prepare to host the visiting Nets.
Mar 23 - 6:15 PM

Monta Ellis sat out Saturday's practice with a thigh injury, but he's expected to play vs. the Nets on Sunday.

He's coming off a solid game on Friday, in which he scored 26 points on 11-of-14 shooting, and the injury doesn't seem serious. Head coach Rick Carlisle also said this week that Ellis seems "hellbent" on playing in all 82 games this season, and owners can confidently keep him active while checking for updates on Sunday afternoon.
Mar 22 - 2:04 PM

Monta Ellis scored 26 points on 11-of-14 shooting with four rebounds, seven assists and one steal in the Mavs' 122-106 win over the Nuggets on Friday.

The win is huge for the Mavs' playoff hopes as they hang around the Grizzlies and Suns for the last two spots in the West. Ellis is starting to heat up at the right time for owners and he has been very public about wanting to play every game this season. That commitment has returned second-to-third round value this season.
Mar 22 - 2:12 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Raymond Felton
2Devin Harris
3Gal Mekel
SG1Monta Ellis
2Ricky Ledo
SF1Shawn Marion
2Vince Carter
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Jae Crowder
C1Tyson Chandler
2Brandan Wright
3DeJuan Blair
4Bernard James