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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 enough people to move on. Right after Jennings pointed his finger at his teammates as to why he couldn't succeed in Milwaukee, Ellis did the same thing Friday at his introductory press conference in Dallas.
"I don't really have to shoot the ball as much on this team," Ellis said. "The previous team I been on, like I said once before, I had to do 60 percent of the work no matter what the situation is. I think with this team here, I don't have to do as much or take as many shots because sometimes they're going to stop me and Dirk (Nowitzki) is going to be open, Jose (Calderon), Devin (Harris), the list goes on and.
"So, I don't think I have to do a...
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While speaking about signing with the Dallas Mavericks and his “fresh start”, 8-year NBA veteran, Monta Ellis, expressed his discontent with his situation in Milwaukee, saying that his unhappiness even affected his shooting percentages.
According to Jeff Caplan, NBA.com:
…. And happiness is something Ellis says he’s been missing the last couple years and, he says, it’s...
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 enough people to move on. Right after Jennings pointed his finger at his teammates...
Unhappiness seemed to be the theme for the Milwaukee Bucks last season.
Brandon Jennings was “unhappy” with his contract situation, J.J. Redick was “unhappy” with the amount of playing time he received after arriving from the Orlando Magic via trade, head coach Scott Skiles, was “unhappy” with the make up and attitude of his team, and Larry Sanders, their young and...
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 because new backcourt mate Jose Calderon wants to be the facilitator for Ellis...
DALLAS (AP) -- Monta Ellis and Jose Calderon are the new starting guards in another roster makeover for the Dallas Mavericks.
Both are signed to long-term deals, and their job is to maximize the final years of Dirk Nowitzki's career.
Ellis and Calderon were introduced Thursday along with five other free agents.
The list includes two more guards in Wayne Ellington and Devin...
In his introductory press conference with the Dallas Mavericks Friday, DeJuan Blair was asked about losing in last season’s NBA Finals to the Miami Heat. The 24-year-old center, who appeared in 3 Finals games for an average of 5.7 minutes, responded by saying that he thinks the Spurs would’ve defeated Miami to win an NBA title if he had played more.
According to Mavs Fanatic...
The Dallas Mavericks introduced former San Antonio Spurs forward DeJuan Blair recently and he had a subtle message for his former team.
When asked about a return trip to the NBA Finals, the newest Dallas Maverick said he does want to get back and in the process, took a jab at the Spurs. In a nutshell, he said San Antonio might have won their 5th NBA title had the coaching staff...