Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 7/1/13
DALLAS -- Monta Ellis's camp tells FOX Sports Southwest and DallasBasketball.com that the electric guard has been contacted by the Dallas Mavericks as part of Monday's opening of NBA free-agent shopping. Where does Dallas rank him? That's an empty exercise without proper context. "Do The Mavs Like Monta Ellis?" The answer is 'yes,' depending on bridging of the gap between what Monta thinks he's worth vs. what Dallas thinks he's worth. Monta Ellis has opted out of the final year of his contract and on July 1 will become a free agent next month. In doing so, he's forfeited a guaranteed 11 million a gamble on himself that seems ill-advised unless one of his main objectives was simply to escape Milwaukee. Ellis, 27, is an explosive scoring point guard who averaged 19 points, four rebounds, and six assists last season with Milwaukee. He's hardly the "pure point guard" Dirk would love to play with. But Ellis is bigger than he looks at 6-3, and for his reputation as a non-passer and a ...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Bills GM denies report of going ‘rogue’ by cutting Fred Jackson

Mets, Scott Boras clashing over Matt Harvey’s innings limit

TJ Ward on suspension appeal: ‘My last name’s not Brady’

Jerry Jones on Brady ruling: ‘I’m ready for us to play football’

Report: Jim Harbaugh's 'Summer Swarm' tour cost $211K

Three injured when bolt falls from roof of Lucas Oil Stadium

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Utah beats Michigan 24-17, ruins Jim Harbaugh’s debut

Patriots keep Tom Brady excitement close to vest

Wayne happy about Brady verdict: 'That's my quarterback'

Markieff Morris on Twitter: ‘My future will not be in Phoenix’

Jonathan Kraft on asking for draft picks: 'Never say never'

Redskins charge non-season ticket holders $50 to use will call

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Robert Griffin III and a dream deferred

Best, worst surprises of NFL preseason

The Gospel Of Harbaugh prepares for its ultimate test of faith

Meet the Utah Utes, the pluckiest program in college football

Iman Shumpert will name daughter Iman Shumpert Jr.

Dallas company celebrates Romo with DirecTV 'crownies'

Top 10 storylines for Week 4 of the NFL preseason

Matt Williams is still hopelessly married to the idea of the closer’s role

Five unique CFB games to watch this weekend

Be careful what you wish for, Jay Gruden

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker