Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/13/13
The Dallas Mavericks have made their biggest free agent play in a busy offseason, adding shooting guard Monta Ellis to a backcourt that's still crowded even after a couple of setbacks. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said in an email Saturday that Ellis has agreed to a contract. It is reportedly a three-year deal valued between $25 million and $30 million. The deal with Ellis was reached after first-round pick Shane Larkin broke his right ankle in summer league practice Friday. Dallas also reportedly is backing out of a three-year, $9 million deal with Devin Harris because of a toe injury. Ellis figures to start alongside point guard Jose Calderon, another free agent who signed a four-year, $29 million deal. The 27-year-old Ellis averaged 19.2 points with Milwaukee last season but had the lowest 3-point shooting percentage among eligible players at 28.7 percent. Calderon had the highest at 46.1 percent. Ellis began his career with Golden State and was on the team that shocked the 67...
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