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Monta Ellis | Guard

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 185
College: None
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Monta Ellis hit 4-of-9 shots for 10 points, five rebounds, five assists and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Wizards.
He didn't hit a 3-pointer, but it's hard to be mad at him since teammates C.J. Miles and Paul George were on fire all night. After a bit of a hot streak, Ellis has calmed down again, scoring just 7, 12 and 10 points in each of his last three games. He is probably due to get hot again soon. Nov 24 - 9:39 PM

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Monta Ellis attempted only seven shots in Wednesday's easy win vs. Philly, posting seven points, three boards, nine assists, two steals, two blocks and five turnovers.

The defensive stats help make up for Ellis' lack of scoring, and the Pacers are still learning how to keep him consistently involved offensively -- three different reserves took more shots than Monta on Wednesday, including Jordan Hill and Joe Young.
Nov 18 - 10:02 PM

Monta Ellis scored 20 points as the starting point guard on Monday with four boards, six assists, one steal and one block in 36 minutes.

George Hill did not play tonight, so Monta got a chance to register a PG start. He basically is the point guard of the offense anyway because Hill plays off the ball a lot. After a horrible start, Ellis is coming around and is learning how to play with his teammates.
Nov 16 - 11:18 PM

Monta Ellis was terrific down the stretch during a 107-103 win over the Wolves on Friday, making 11-of-17 from the field for 24 points with five rebounds, two assists, one block, two steals and one 3-pointer.

"That's why we got him," Paul George said of Ellis' ability to close this one out. Ellis made just 36.0 percent from the field before tonight because he was just a disaster in the paint and hasn't quite meshed in the pick-and-roll yet. The buy-low window should start to close soon.
Nov 13 - 10:50 PM

Monta Ellis, who hit 10-of-17 shots for 25 points on Sunday hit just 1-of-9 shots for two points, four boards, four assists and two steals on Monday.

Ouch. He'll be fine, but got off to a very poor start this week. He'll bounce back and there are no reports of an injury, so just chalk this up to an off night. Unfortunately, the Pacers only have two more games this week for Ellis to make up for tonight's disaster.
Nov 9 - 10:02 PM

Monta Ellis finally got his shot to drop on Sunday, scoring 25 points on 10-of-17 shooting to go with five rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers and one steal over 34 minutes.

Ellis wasn’t going to shoot 32.9 percent from the field the entire season, and perhaps after today’s breakout performance he’ll be able to keep his momentum going into Monday for a favorable matchup with the Magic. The buy-low window on Monta is quickly closing.
Nov 8 - 6:45 PM

Monta Ellis hit just 2-of-8 shots for four points, four rebounds, eight assists and one steal over 36 minutes in Friday's win over the Heat.

Ellis was banged up throughout the preseason and has started the season slow, but with injuries starting to hit the Pacers backcourt it wouldn't be surprising if he went on a nice little push. That said, he still has to figure out playing next to Paul George, who took 27 shots tonight.
Nov 7 - 12:57 AM

Monta Ellis got defensive vs. the Jazz with two steals and two blocks, while scoring 12 points in his first double-digit effort for the Pacers.

Ellis shot 5-of-14 from the field and he's still finding his way in Indy's offense, but he's too talented to struggle for very long. He added four rebounds and three assists tonight, which along with the defensive stats should appease most of his owners.
Oct 31 - 9:51 PM

Monta Ellis had another rough night on Thursday against the Grizzlies with nine points, two rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer and four turnovers.

Ouch. He made 3-of-11 from the field in the opener and has been out of sorts right now. Ellis is just 1-of-6 in the restricted area and just can't make his open shots. His owners just have to hang in there for a guy who is capable of being a top-50 player.
Oct 29 - 10:54 PM

Monta Ellis made 3-of-11 from the field for nine points with no rebounds, six assists and two steals in 29 minutes during a 106-99 loss to the Raptors on Wednesday.

He never really got into a rhythm with Paul George running the offense. Monta will likely take a couple games to get it going, but he's definitely capable of being a mid-round asset. Ellis might be a buy-low target after a few games.
Oct 28 - 11:43 PM

Monta Ellis is in the starting lineup on Wednesday.

He had an unknown surgery in the offseason, but wasn't limited in the preseason. Ellis should be on the ball a lot, but Paul George is the most ball-dominant player Monta has played with in years. He's still a fine mid-round asset.
Oct 28 - 6:50 PM

According to the Indianapolis Star, Monta Ellis underwent a minor left knee surgical procedure this offseason.

It's odd that the Pacers never reported the injury, and while the details are still unclear, the surgery was likely very minor because Ellis didn't miss any time in training camp due to the issue and has looked fine in the preseason. Ellis is one of the most durable players in the league, so there is no reason to be too concerned for now. Ellis is currently battling an upper respiratory infection and wasn't able to practice on Friday, but he should be good to go for the season opener. For what it's worth, It was Ellis' right knee that gave him problems in high school.
Oct 24 - 11:41 AM

Pacers head coach Frank Vogel expects that Monta Ellis (upper respiratory infection) will play in the season opener on Wednesday.

Ellis was held out of Thursday's preseason game and didn't travel with the team, and he also stayed home from practice on Friday. "I thought he had a good preseason," Vogel said of Ellis. "He worked his way into shape and he’s a gamer. He’s really picked things up at a high level on both ends of the court. He’s one of the reasons I’m so confident in our basketball team this year." Ellis looks like a nice mid-round target and should have a nice season in Indiana's up-tempo offense.
Oct 23 - 10:10 AM

Monta Ellis (upper respiratory infection) will miss preseason Thursday's game against the Hornets.

We'll have to keep an eye on Ellis' status as this could put his availability for the regular season opener in jeopardy. Ellis should provide top-10 shooting guard value running the Pacers new uptempo offense, but Rodney Stuckey would be in line for more minutes if Ellis can't suit up for the opener.
Oct 22 - 1:41 PM

Monta Ellis made 6-of-7 from the field for 14 points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

He was not playing well at all before this one and wasn't really involved in the offense either. Ellis only had a 17.2 usage rate before tonight due to the Pacers really leaning on Paul George. Ellis will run the offense a lot as one of the better pick-and-roll guards in the NBA, and his durability makes him a top-10 fantasy shooting guard.
Oct 15 - 9:44 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1George Hill
2Joseph Young
SG1Monta Ellis
2Rodney Stuckey
SF1C.J. Miles
2Chase Budinger
3Solomon Hill
4Glenn Robinson III
PF1Paul George
2Jordan Hill
3Lavoy Allen
4Rakeem Christmas
C1Ian Mahinmi
2Myles Turner