Monta: "Our bench is way deeper than we were last year. Our experience is way better than last year." Says Mavs will be 20+ games better.
Dallas Morning News "Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis said Tuesday that he was “a little” concerned when he injured his left knee Thursday in practice because it was something that has happened to him before. “A little, but not too much,” he said when asked if he was worried or scared when he came down awkwardly..." October 15
Per Rick Carlisle, Monta Ellis will miss the next two games with a sprained left knee suffered in yesterday's practice.
Per Rick Carlisle, Monta Ellis sat out practice with a thigh contusion. Still expected to be available for the @dallasmavs vs. the Nets.
Per @MavsPR, Monta Ellis (strained right hamstring) went through shootaround but is a game-time decision.
ESPN.com "Guard Monta Ellis will undergo an MRI on Saturday to determine the severity of a strained right hamstring. Ellis suffered the injury late in the fourth quarter of the Dallas Mavericks' 103-81 win Friday night over the Utah Jazz. After exiting the game with 3:35 remaining, Ellis limped to the..." February 08
Dallas Morning News "Monta Ellis was in a very good mood after scoring 18 points in the Mavericks’ 105-91 victory over Memphis on Wednesday night. In the process, Ellis shot 4-for-7 in the second half, breaking out of a mini-shooting-slump that had seen him shoot 12-for-32 in the previous two-and-a-half..." December 20
San Francisco Chronicle "The first time Monta Ellis emerged from the visitors' locker room at Oracle Arena to play against the only franchise he had ever known, he was in an emotional whirlwind. When he trots onto the court in a Dallas uniform Wednesday night, he'll have his feelings in check. "It's a different..." December 11
The Smoking Cuban "When the Dallas Mavericks signed Monta Ellis this offseason to a 3-yr contract for 25+million dollar after striking out on the likes of Dwight Howard and Chris Paul, many thought that the Mavericks would rue the day, as they made this signing out of desperation to make amends for the dismantling..." November 23
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Just a dozen games into the season and the Dirk Nowitzki-Monta Ellis combination looks extremely promising. In the first 12 games, the Dallas Mavericks’ 11-time All-Star and their newest star have each scored at least 20 points in the same game on five occasions. That includes the 37 points..." November 22
Carlisle cited when playmakers get back, that'll help alleviate the issue with Monta's minutes. Mainly Larkin and Harris.
Dallas Morning News "Monta Ellis is in a tough spot these days. The Mavericks are waiting on their depth to show up in the backcourt and until Shane Larkin or Devin Harris returns, Ellis is going to run up some big minutes. It’s one of coach Rick Carlisle’s biggest challenges. “He’s so vital to our entire team..." November 16
Dallas Morning News "As a way of motivating himself, Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Monta Ellis has some very critical articles in his American Airlines Center locker which states how terrible he is at the defensive end of the floor. The motivating tool has apparently worked, because Ellis has turned up the..." November 15
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "On a night when Dirk Nowitzki passed Jerry West to become the NBA’s No. 16 all-time leading scorer, the Dallas Mavericks hopped on Monta Ellis’ back and let him drag them to a 105-95 triumph over the Washington Wizards. Tuesday’s victory at American Airlines Center pushed the Mavs’ record to..." November 13
Dallas Morning News "Dirk Nowitzki's new pick-and-roll partner put on quite a show for the old one. Monta Ellis had 30 points and nine assists, Nowitzki was another of seven Dallas players in double figures with 11 points and the Mavericks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 123-104 Tuesday night. Steve Nash, Nowitzki's..." November 06
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "From the Dallas Mavericks’ perspective, Monta Ellis was better than advertised. In the Mavs’ 118-109 season-opening win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night before a sellout crowd of 19,834 at American Airlines Center, Ellis proved he was well worth the three-year, $25 million free-agent..." October 31
ESPN.com "Monta Ellis finds himself in a bit of an offensive funk as the Mavs enter their final preseason game. Ellis the Mavericks' explosive new shooting guard who arrived in Dallas with a rap for being inefficient is 10-of-36 from the floor and has committed 11 turnovers in his past three games. He's..." October 24
ESPN Dallas "There usually isn’t much that’s pretty about a preseason loss to a team that’s likely destined for another high lottery pick. However it isn’t hard to find the silver lining from the Dallas Mavericks’ 102-94 defeat by the Orlando Magic on Monday night. We got a glimpse of just how good the..." October 15
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "In the first two preseason games for the Dallas Mavericks Monta Ellis is distributing the ball just as well as he's scoring. Ellis had 11 points and eight assists in Wednesday's 95-90 win over the Memphis Grizlies at the FedEx Forum. That came after he opened preseason play with 13 points and..." October 10
Dallas Morning News "The Mavericks will begin the process of developing their newest two-man game when practices start Tuesday. Project No. 1 is making sure Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis play well together. No. 2 is making sure they both get good looks at the basket which usually isn’t a problem for..." September 30
Fox Sports Wisconsin "Much like Brandon Jennings did just over a week ago Monta Ellis sat at his introductory press conference and blamed everybody else for his shortcomings with the Milwaukee Bucks. Making excuses is one of the easiest things to do when expectations aren't met. It's a cop out but it convinces..." August 16
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Monta Ellis says he had to do "60 percent of everything" in Golden State and Milwaukee. Since the new Dallas Mavericks guard might use that to explain why he shot an alarmingly low 29% on three-pointers last season he's about to find out if a little help will make any difference. That's..." August 16
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Dallas Mavericks made it official Tuesday when they signed shooting guard Monta Ellis to a three-year contract worth between $25 million-30 million. While starting all 82 games for the Milwaukee Bucks last season Ellis started averaged 19.2 points, six assists, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 steals..." July 23
Monta Ellis and Mavericks closing in on a three-year deal that could rise to as much as $30 million. Deal on course to be completed today
ESPN.com "The Dallas Mavericks have struck a free-agent deal with guard Monta Ellis, according to sources close to the process. Sources told ESPN.com that the Mavericks and Ellis have agreed to terms on a three-year deal that -- depending on where Dallas' ends up in terms of salary-cap space as it works..." July 12
Source: ATL will not do sign-&-trade for Monta Ellis or Brandon Jennings. ATL will either match Bucks' offer to Jeff Teague or let him walk
ESPN.com "Monta Ellis, one of the premier players remaining on the free agent market, parted ways with his longtime agent, Jeff Fried, on Wednesday. Ellis, who opted out of the final year of a six-year, $66 million deal, is frustrated that he has yet to receive a high-paying contract offer. Industry..." July 11
Sources: Monta Ellis hoping to choose btwn ATL, Sacramento, Charlotte and Dallas within next 36-48 hours
CBSSports.com "After opting out of an $11 million contract for next season with the Milwaukee Bucks, Monta Ellis is discussing a free-agent deal with the Sacramento Kings, league sources told CBSSports.com. With several avenues closed off as teams fill their needs for guards in free agency, Ellis could wind..." July 08
Real GM Basketball "The Denver Nuggets have emerged as a serious suitor in pursuit of free agent shooting guard Monta Ellis, a league source told RealGM. Ellis has been in several substantial discussions with teams, and some sign-and-trade possibilities have arose, a source said. Nevertheless, the Nuggets have the..." July 06
Source says Bucks guard Monta Ellis is getting "major interest" from Nuggets, but more teams have also expressed interest in recent hours.
CBSSports.com "As the free-agent negotiating period opened Monday morning, the Knicks expressed an interest in pursuing a deal with Bucks shooting guard Monta Ellis, league sources told CBSSports.com. A union of Ellis and the Knicks is viewed as a long shot, as the Knicks have only the $3.2 million taxpayer..." July 02
Dallas Morning News "The Mavericks were in touch with numerous free agents (or their representatives) on Monday, including Denver swingman Andre Iguodala. As one insider said, Iguodala rates as a high secondary plan if Dwight Howard chooses a destination other than Dallas. It might not be their Plan B, but it wouldn’t..." July 02
Fox Sports Southwest "The Dallas Mavericks have contacted point guard Monta Ellis during the first day of free agency Monday, sources have told FOX Sports Southwest. Ellis, 27, signed a six-year, $66 million contact with the Golden State Warriors in 2008 and was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks last season where he..." July 01
San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs were among a handful of teams to express interest in combo guard Monta Ellis in the early hours of free agency, according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports. Ellis, 27, was also reportedly contacted by Chicago, Phoenix, Denver and New York. Dallas and Atlanta were also mentioned as possible..." July 01
Sources: Monte Ellis has told Bucks he is opting out of the 1-year, $11 million left on his contract. Will become coveted free agent
ESPN.com "Monta Ellis has informed the Milwaukee Bucks that he will opt out of the last year of his deal, according to league sources. Ellis, who had one year, $11 million left on his contract, will become one of the most coveted free agents on the market this summer. Sources say the Atlanta Hawks,..." June 17
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Monta Ellis will take the first step in the Milwaukee Bucks’ free agent dance when he decides whether to opt in for the final year of his contract or become an unrestricted free agent. Ellis and his agent Jeffrey Fried face a June 20 deadline to make their decision. Ellis is owed $11 million..." June 07
Monta Ellis' potential interest in joining @SacramentoKings as a FA became much stronger with hiring of Mike Malone as coach, source told Y!
And a free-agent rumble: There's a rising belief in exec circles that Bucks prefer to re-sign Monta Ellis over Brandon Jennings this summer
CBSSports.com "The Milwaukee Bucks' search for a head coach has emphasized strong-willed candidates who would be able to control the locker room. Now we know why. Monta Ellis and Larry Sanders nearly came to blows in the locker room after Game 3 of Milwaukee's first-round sweep at the hands of defending..." May 09
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Monta Ellis was part of an eighth-seeded team that stunned a heavily favored top seed during the 2007 NBA playoffs. That was the last time Ellis reached the post-season as a member of the Golden State Warriors team that knocked out the Dallas Mavericks, 4-2, in a memorable first-round..." April 20
Racine Journal-Times "As the Milwaukee Bucks season winds down, it appears Monta Ellis’ days in a Bucks uniform are numbered as well. At least, that’s the prevailing sentiment of some Ellis acquaintances. They claim Ellis, the Bucks’ potent-scoring guard, has indicated to them that he intends on opting out of his..." April 13
Bucks guard Monta Ellis was sick and stayed at hotel this morning but may play Friday night at Indiana. Ellis has started every game.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It was a torturous struggle for the Bucks in their St. Patrick's Day matinee with the Orlando Magic. Milwaukee kept trying to trim Orlando's lead but failing to stop an efficient Magic offense. Then the Monta Explosion happened. Monta Ellis scored 25 points in the fourth quarter and 19 in..." March 18
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Monta Ellis simply took over in the fourth quarter. Refusing to let the Bucks lose, Ellis scored 25 of his game-high 39 points in the final period, lifting Milwaukee to a 115-109 victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday afternoon at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The Bucks (33-32) had only..." March 17
San Francisco Chronicle "Monta Ellis proved as elusive as ever. The scoring dynamo did his best to avoid reporters after Saturday's morning shootaround in San Francisco and then spent the evening dancing around Warriors defenders in Oakland as he returned to the Bay Area and led Milwaukee to a 103-93 victory. Ellis..." March 10
Fox Sports Wisconsin "Bucks guard Monta Ellis has been named the NBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Leading the Bucks to three wins, Ellis averaged 24.0 points, 9.0 assists and 5.0 steals per game, including hitting a 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat Houston on Wednesday...." March 05