Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 7/13/13
The Dallas Mavericks entered into a rebound relationship Friday. Not able to land their first lovein free agency, Dwight Howard, the Mavs agreed to terms on a three-year deal worth close to 25 million with former Warriors and Bucks combo guard Monta Ellis. The news, first reported by ESPN.com, signals somewhat of a departure from a Mavs strategy that centered on keeping their powder dry for the future. Ellis was the most attractive name left in free agency after he overplayed his hand with the Bucks and ended up having to sign a deal for less money. He makes the Mavs an infinitely more interesting team because he's a prolific scorer in the prime of his career. But it's important to note that he's piled up big numbers on teams that haven't accomplished much. In fact, Ellis strikes me as the type of player who will drive Mavs coach Rick Carlisle completely nuts. He was among the worst three-point shooters in the league last season (28.7 percent), but that didn't keep him from hoisti...
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