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Monta Ellis | Guard

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 185
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Monta Ellis completed the paperwork on his four-year, $44 million contract.
There was a minor error with Ellis' contract due to how it affected the cap. The Pacers were able to rectify the issue and get it straightened out last week. Monta should have the ball in his hands a lot with George Hill acting more like a shooting guard. Jul 20 - 5:03 PM

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The NBA has temporarily disallowed Monta Ellis's contract with the Pacers, but he's still fully expected to return to the team.

The cap numbers didn't match up and this happened with Kenneth Faried's contract in Denver, so there is absolutely no reason to worry about Monta's status for the year. He'll be starting at shooting guard and should have the ball in his hands a lot. One more time to be clear, Monta is with the Pacers and this is only a formality.
Jul 17 - 3:06 PM

The Pacers have signed Monta Ellis to a four-year deal, according to Chris Broussard of ESPN.

We'll away final confirmation before we write this one down in pen, but it looks like Ellis will join the Pacers on a four-year deal, $44 million deal with a player option after the third year. Ellis will become a centerpiece for the Pacers alongside Paul George and will provide solid early-middle round fantasy value after averaging 18.9 points, 2.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.9 steals, and 1.0 three-pointers a game in a crowded Mavericks offense in 2014-15. To add insult to injury for Kings fans, Ellis also reportedly turned down more money from Sacramento to sign with the Pacers.
Jul 2 - 1:18 PM

The Knicks have reportedly expressed interest in FA Monta Ellis, who met with the Pacers in Indiana on Wednesday.

The Pacers are engaged in serious talks with Ellis and are reportedly ready to offer him a three-year, $32 million deal, but the lack of resolution as of Thursday morning confirms that he's weighing his options. Sacramento also has interest in Ellis and they cleared cap space in a go-for-broke trade with Philly, so the Kings can't be discounted as a potential landing spot.
Jul 2 - 1:04 AM

Monta Ellis is in Indiana to meet with Larry Bird and the Pacers.

The Pacers are reportedly prepared to offer a three-year, $32 million deal, so they might actually get a deal done after this meeting. If it doesn't go down, expect the Kings, Heat and Mavs to get a crack at Monta.
Jul 1 - 4:19 PM

Monta Ellis is engaged in serious talks on a possible three-year, $32 million-plus deal with the Pacers.

The Pacers are already missing a shooting guard to their arsenal. Monta is a far better fit next to Paul George than Lance Stephenson or Rodney Stuckey, so it makes sense for the team to sign him. The Mavs, Heat, Nuggets and Hawks could also get in the mix here. As for Monta's fantasy value, it would do quite well in Indiana.
Jul 1 - 5:02 AM

Free agent Monta Ellis and his family will reportedly travel to Indiana to meet with Pacers officials on Wednesday.

Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Pacers president Larry Bird is determined to sign Ellis, and the team is "pushing hard" to finish a deal. The Pacers ranked 19th in pace last season (95.5 possessions per game) and they're intent on playing faster in 2015-16, which helps account for their pursuit of Monta. If he does agree to terms with the Pacers, they may be less inclined to re-sign unrestricted free agents Rodney Stuckey, C.J. Watson and Donald Sloan.
Jul 1 - 2:28 AM

Free agent Monta Ellis "is gathering traction" in talks with the Pacers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Pacers are dedicated to playing at a faster pace next season and Ellis would be a shot of adrenaline offensively, so this is an interesting match. He reportedly prefers East Coast teams and has been linked to the Hawks and Heat, but the Nuggets and Kings have also expressed interest.
Jul 1 - 1:32 AM

Monta Ellis will reportedly be pursued by the Hawks, Pacers, Kings and Heat as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Ellis is said to be interested in joining an East Coast team, so it seems like the Kings are at a disadvantage from that standpoint. The Heat will only be able to sign Ellis if they are unable to retain Dwyane Wade, but if that's the case, he'd have the most opportunity to produce in Miami. Atlanta seems like a very strange fit for Monta, as their team-first approach focused on ball movement doesn’t really match the way Ellis plays.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 30 - 3:56 PM

The Kings are also interested in unrestricted free agent Monta Ellis.

The Kings are basically interested in everyone these days. Ellis has a ton of suitors, including the Heat, Hawks, Mavs and Pacers. Expect him to be a backup plan to the teams missing out on Dwyane Wade. If Miami can't bring Wade back, they're the favorites to land Monta.
Jun 30 - 1:27 PM

Monta Ellis plans on discussing a long-term contract with the Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat in free agency this summer.

Ellis recently opted out his contract with the Mavericks and they don't seem to be too interested in bringing him back. The Hawks could have plenty of cap space if Paul Millsap or DeMarre Carroll leaves in free agency, while Ellis could be a backup plan for the Heat if Dwyane Wade decides to leave. The Pacers are also said to be interested, and Ellis would likely be a great fit alongside George Hill. Free agency is going to be a lot of fun this summer.
Source: Real GM
Jun 28 - 12:31 PM

Coach Rick Carlisle said he would welcome back Monta Ellis with the Mavs.

Monta is opting out of his deal, but the Mavs could certainly bring him back on a multiple-year contract. He would have a lot of ball-handling responsibility and chances are Dallas may be the best landing spot for his fantasy value.
Jun 25 - 6:55 PM

The Mavericks aren't planning to re-sign Monta Ellis when he becomes a free agent on July 1.

Ellis will reportedly opt out of the last year of his contract and become a free agent on July 1, but the Mavericks appear ready to move on from the 29-year-old. Ellis averaged 18.9 points, 4.1 assists, 1.9 steals, and 1.0 three-pointers during the 2014-15 regular season and will be a solid mid-round fantasy target wherever he ends up.
Source: ABC7
Jun 25 - 10:57 AM

According to ESPN's Chris Broussard, Monta Ellis will opt out of the final year of his contract and will become a free agent this summer.

The Mavericks aren't expected to pursue Ellis, but Broussard notes that the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers are interested in acquiring the mercurial guard. Ellis has never been shy on offense, and a move away from Dallas shouldn't impact his fantasy value too much. We will continue to monitor this story closely, but it looks like Ellis could be wearing a different uniform during the 2015-16 season.
Jun 24 - 10:58 AM

Monta Ellis is "likely" to decline his $8.7 million player option in favor of free agency, according to Mavericks beat writer Ed Sefko.

Sefko wrote that Ellis' decision is "not 100 percent, but close." A previous report suggested the Mavs would try to trade Ellis if he opted-in, which may encourage the 29-year-old to take his fate into his own hands as a free agent. Ellis has averaged 19.3 points during his 10-year NBA career, the highest scoring average in NBA history for a player who has never made an All-Star game.
Jun 24 - 12:08 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1George Hill
2Rodney Stuckey
3Toney Douglas
SG1Monta Ellis
2C.J. Miles
3Joseph Young
SF1Paul George
2Chase Budinger
3Solomon Hill
4Glenn Robinson III
PF1Myles Turner
2Lavoy Allen
3Rakeem Christmas
C1Jordan Hill
2Ian Mahinmi
3Shayne Whittington