Indianapolis Star "It is a chilly Saturday morning but inside Ellis residence, it feels warm and welcoming – because Juanika Ellis is the one who answers the door. She invites a stranger in and spreads her arms for a hug. Monta and Juanika Ellis' little girl, Myla, is still in pajamas and fiddling with an iPad...." October 24
Vigilant Sports "After a minor problem with the submission of free-agent contracts, the Pacers have gotten things in order. Last Friday, the great Zach Lowe of Grantland reported the following. That news item had many fans worried about what it meant for the Pacers and the signing of Ellis. No reason to..." July 20
The Score "Monta Ellis have it all. In this case, all was a little too much. The NBA has temporarily disallowed Ellis's new contract with the Indiana Pacers, according to a report from Zach Lowe of Grantland. Ellis's contract, which was officially announced Tuesday, is reportedly for four years and $44..." July 19
Sources: If Mavs miss on DeAndre Jordan, it's expected talks with Indiana on Monta Ellis-Roy Hibbert centered sign-and-trade will happen.
As Monta Ellis dines right now with Larry Bird, the Hawks, Kings and Knicks showing interest in Ellis, sources said
Real GM Basketball "Monta Ellis has agreed upon a four-year, $44 million deal with the Indiana Pacers. Ellis will get a player option for Year 4 of the deal." July 02
Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent guard Monta Ellis is engaged in serious talks on a possible three-year, $32 million-plus deal with the Indiana Pacers, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Ellis has a scheduled trip into Indianapolis on Wednesday to meet with the Pacers' front-office and coaching staffs, league sources..." July 01
Hearing that the Hawks are expected to be in the mix for Monta Ellis.
That should allow them to pursue LaMarcus Aldridge and also have room to re-sign Tyson Chandler. That would be a pretty salty front line.
Source: Monta Ellis will not opt-in to the final yr of his contract & will thus become a free agent this summer. Indiana & Miami interested
Monta Ellis likely to opt out of the final year of his contract with the Dallas Mavericks, a source said. Not 100-percent, but close.
Pro Basketball Talk "Monta Ellis planned to opt out of the $8.72 million remaining on his contract. Then, he slumped, and the Mavericks fretted about his moodiness. They even threatened not to give him a raise if he opts out. What was once an easy call became a little more difficult, but Ellis is still headed..." June 24
CBS Sports "Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis has until Wednesday to officially decide whether or not he will opt in for the final year of his contract. He's owed $8.7 million next season, and at 29 years old you'd think he would want to get a long-term deal. The situation is complicated, though, by the fact..." June 24
I'm hearing that Mavs are likely to try to move Monta Ellis in trade if he opts in for final season of contract before tomorrow's deadline.
SG Monta Ellis has until Wed. to decide if he'll opt in or out of the final year of his contract with the #Mavs. The guess is he'll opt out.
Pro Basketball Talk "Monta Ellis reportedly plans to opt out of his contract, which would pay $8.72 million next season. He could probably draw more than that on the open market. But in Dallas? The Mavericks haven’t exactly been pleased with him, apparently including his ability to mesh with last year’s prized free..." June 11
Mavs Moneyball "Two summers ago, Monta Ellis and the Dallas Mavericks were a match made in heaven. After multiple failed attempts in getting the eight-figure deal he wanted, Ellis took a couple of million less to sign with Dallas, giving the Mavericks that much-needed second scoring threat to compliment Dirk..." May 21
Dallas Morning News "Owner Mark Cuban thought enough of the scene Monta Ellis caused at the end of the double-overtime win at Denver to reach out to the Mavericks' shooting guard. Cuban said he could understand how fans and media members felt when they saw Ellis sitting away from the team huddle and staying..." April 13
Per @MavsPR, Monta Ellis (lower right leg) and J.J. Barea (left ankle) both practiced today.
SI "It only seemed fitting that Monta Ellis would rise to the occasion against the Spurs. San Antonio entered Tuesday's clash as one of the hottest teams in the league, while Dallas had lost two straight amid drama. A little more than three months removed from a trade that netted All-Star point..." March 26
CBS Sports "Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis' season hit a low point on Sunday when he shot 4-for-22 from the field in a 98-92 loss to the Phoenix Suns. Ellis went 0-for-8 in the fourth quarter, and he didn't talk to reporters after the game. Since the start of February, the slumping scorer is shooting 38.5..." March 23
Pro Basketball Talk "Monta Ellis reportedly rejected a two-year, $24.8 million contract extension, opted out of a contract that would have paid $11 million and fired his agent. Finally, Ellis signed a contract with the Mavericks worth $25.08 million over three years, including a $8.72 million player option for next..." March 04
ESPN Dallas "The Dallas Mavericks are optimistic that Tyson Chandler's ankle sprain is not serious, although the injury will keep the veteran center out of Wednesday's game against the Utah Jazz. The Mavericks also announced that guard Monta Ellis is doubtful for Wednesday's contest because of a hip injury...." February 10
Monta Ellis is undergoing an MRI this morning to determine the severity of his left hip injury, per source.
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 "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 "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