Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 7/13/13
Dallas Mavericks: Monta Ellis Signing Grade By Brandon Hartman: VP of Content and Senior Writer/Hoopstuff… Ellis’s contract: 3 years, 25 million (Could go to 30 million) - For a team that is supposed to be tanking next year, Dallas sure is faking it really well. A couple days after signing free agent point guard Jose Calderon, the Mavericks decided to bring in another scorer from the guard position, in 27 year old scorer, Monta Ellis. All this comes just a week after the epic failure to convince both Dwight Howard and Andre Iguodala to come to Dallas, on-setting talks of tanking and even a few muttered “Free Dirk Nowitzki” conversations from the media and fans. However, everyone knew that Mark Cuban could not take the hit to his pride and the utter humiliation of a low lottery season, so he splashed his cash on whatever talent that would come his way. Monta Ellis, a four time 20 point per game scorer, was sitting untouched in the free agent market, almost making him an easy target f...
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