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Signs point to Bucks' Ellis opting out

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02:56 PM ET 04.13 | The Milwaukee Bucks still have a playoff run to handle, but with their eighth seed pitting them against the dangerous Miami Heat, there's not much expectation they'll have an extended postseason stay. Ending the season also likely means ending the Monta Ellis era. Acquaintances of the Bucks shooting guard told The Journal Times that they expect Ellis to opt out of the final year of his contract. That's worth $11 million, and although general managers believe Ellis is only worth what he's currently being paid, that doesn't mean one team or another won't pull the trigger by handing the erratic guard a max deal.

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April 13, 2013  04:55 PM ET

No one will pay him $11M per or more. One-dimensional player without any big results behind him to speak of.

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April 13, 2013  05:46 PM ET
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Bring him to the Lakers.

They do need a shooting guard next season. So why not.

April 13, 2013  06:13 PM ET

Come to Dallas, Bro.

April 13, 2013  06:48 PM ET
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No one will pay him $11M per or more. One-dimensional player without any big results behind him to speak of.

not true he score against the best dude

April 13, 2013  06:48 PM ET

he'll do just fine fine fine

April 13, 2013  06:50 PM ET

i'm guessing the celtics

April 13, 2013  06:50 PM ET
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Come to Dallas, Bro.

no way do not make that mistake

April 13, 2013  06:53 PM ET
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Come to Dallas, Bro.

Dallas already has Mayo and Carter. Why would they need another one dimensional shooting guard?

April 13, 2013  07:11 PM ET

it's funny how there are a lot of threats in the nba world these days, including the "threat" of someone foolishly giving a max deal. You'd think as an organisation you'd be watching out for the smart/savvy business-men, but instead you're watching out for the morons!

April 13, 2013  07:53 PM ET

Monta will learn that nobody is going to pay him what the previous Warriors regime did. He's a knucklehead (as is evident by him thinking he deserves a max deal). But, well . . . experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.

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April 14, 2013  02:24 AM ET
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Ellis' summary:Pros: Great speed, good shooter, very good on offense.Cons: Small, expensive, average on defense.-------------------------------------------Sounds like a good player for a team that needs a dynamic offense or a spark plug.Maybe he can fit in with the Nuggets, especially if Andre Igoudala leaves, or with the Mavs, since they lost Jason Terry last year.

You must not have read the report SI posted on Monta Ellis near the trade deadline. In sum, he's a scorer, but he's a high volume scorer (i.e., many shots to make those points). He can't or won't play defense, so he loses there. He's not especially helpful in passing. So, basically, he's one dimensional, and probably costs you as much in lost production (of other players playing with him offensively, and on defense) as he gains you in points. Not exactly the spark you want to bring off the bench, not to mention that he, expecting MAX money, also would expect to start.

April 14, 2013  07:07 AM ET

I would convert him to a PG.

Teams like Dallas, Utah, New Orleans and Raptors should all consider signing him. He would really improve those teams starting as the PG. I hate to say it but he would even help the Lakers too.

Basically any team that has a PG that is offensively challenged I would go after Ellis. He is really a PG. He just thinks he is a shooting guard because that is what he did in high school. In the NBA he should be a PG.

April 14, 2013  07:53 AM ET
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i'm guessing the celtics

Agree. Celtics need a player that can play 40 minutes 82 games a season. He would fit in so well with them.

April 14, 2013  07:56 AM ET
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I would convert him to a PG. Teams like Dallas, Utah, New Orleans and Raptors should all consider signing him. He would really improve those teams starting as the PG. I hate to say it but he would even help the Lakers too.Basically any team that has a PG that is offensively challenged I would go after Ellis. He is really a PG. He just thinks he is a shooting guard because that is what he did in high school. In the NBA he should be a PG.

He cant convert into a PG. A lot like Iverson in that way. Even when he averages a lot of assist, it's all isolation and never involves the team. Too selfish and learned to many bad habits.

April 14, 2013  09:15 AM ET

Don't Come To LA, Bro.

 
April 14, 2013  10:05 AM ET
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Dallas already has Mayo and Carter. Why would they need another one dimensional shooting guard?

Here's hoping mayo opts out.

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