Monta Ellis officially signs with the Mavericks
Monta Ellis has officially agreed to a three-year deal with the Mavericks.
The team announced Tuesday they have officially signed guard Monta Ellis. Per Ken Berger of CBSSports.com the deal is for three years and worth somewhere between $25 million and $30 million depending on incentives.
The Mavericks have experienced a difficult two summers in free agency, missing out on big names like Deron Williams, Chris Paul and Dwight Howard. They now have Ellis, a volume scorer that kind of plays without a real position. He's a good player and someone that can light up the scoreboard any given night, but not exactly the building block player I imagine Mark Cuban has had in mind the past couple of years.
The Mavs also recently signed Jose Calderon, so it's likely Ellis will spend most of his time playing off the ball, which is probably more natural for him. Ellis is a pretty underrated passer that's been stereotyped as a ballhog, so playing alongside Dirk Nowitzki, he might have the opportunity to show off some of those skills.
Ellis, 27, averaged 19.2 points and 6.0 assists in 82 games last season for the Bucks.
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