Monta Ellis G DAL 3 weeks ago

Ellis finished his second season in Dallas leading the team in both scoring and assists with 18.9 points and 4.1 assists per game. He played in 80 regular season games and all five of Dallas' postseason contests.

Ellis has a player option for next season and will spend the next few weeks mulling over his decision. He resurrected his career in Dallas but could opt to look elsewhere in free agency. His final destination will determine his overall value for the 2015-16 season but he remains a streaky scorer who can fill a stat sheet.

Monta Ellis G DAL 3 weeks ago

Ellis injured his knee late in the fourth quarter during Tuesday's loss to the Rockets and was seen with a severe limp heading into the locker room after the game, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Ellis went down with a knee injury earlier in the fourth, but quickly came back into the game. He then was knocked to the floor right at the end of the game and again had to leave. The severity of the injury is uncertain, but he'll now have plenty of time to get healthy after being eliminated from the playoffs. Ellis finished Tuesday's game with a team-high of 25 points (11-26 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), to go along with four rebounds, seven assists, four steals and a blocked shot in 42 minutes.

Monta Ellis G DAL 4 weeks ago

Ellis scored 31 points (13-21 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-5 FT) in Game 4 against the Rockets on Sunday to go along with six rebounds and three assists in 39 minutes.

Ellis is attempting over 21 shots per game this season, and was one of the main reasons the Mavericks were able to avoid being swept Sunday. In the four games of this series so far, Ellis is averaging 26.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.5 steals.

Monta Ellis G DAL 4 weeks ago

Ellis posted 34 points, two rebounds, nine assists, and three steals in 39 minutes of action in Game 3 against the Rockets.

Ellis has been torching the Rockets in the series so far, scoring 16, 24, and 34 points over the first three games. Still, this hasn't been enough to rack up a win for the Mavericks, and he'll need to rely on his teammates to avoid getting swept for the series.

Monta Ellis G DAL 1 month ago

Ellis scored a team-high 24 points Tuesday in a Game 2 loss to the Rockets. He shot just 8-of-23 from the field, including 2-of-8 from long-range.

Ellis has attempted 39 shots in the first two games of the series but is shooting jut 33 percent from the field. The Mavs will look to secure their first win in the series Friday when the teams face off in Dallas.

Monta Ellis G DAL 1 month ago

Ellis will look to bounce back Tuesday after struggling in Game 1 of Dallas' first-round match-up with Houston. He connected on 5-of-16 attempts and finished with 16 points.

Ellis played a team-high 39 minutes in the loss but was unable to establish an offensive rhythm. He will have to play better if the Mavericks are to extend the series.

Monta Ellis G DAL 1 month ago

Ellis scored 15 points (7-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT) with four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 28 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Trail Blazers.

After getting a night off on Monday, Ellis will be rested as possible heading into the Mavs' tough first round matchup against the Rockets.

Monta Ellis G DAL 1 month ago

Ellis (rest) will not travel to Utah for Monday's game against the Jazz, Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News reports.

The same goes for Dirk Nowitzki and Tyson Chandler, while Chandler Parsons (knee) is also unlikely to play, according to Tim McMahon of ESPN Dallas. Rajon Rondo previously took a game off Friday, and while he's apparently the only starter expected to play, he probably won't get extra minutes. It's unclear what the Mavs will do for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Trail Blazers, but there is some chance that Ellis, Nowitzki, Parsons, and Chandler return for a final tune-up before the playoffs.

Monta Ellis G DAL 1 month ago

Ellis scored 19 points (9-17 FG, 1-2 FT) Friday in a double overtime win over the Nuggets. He added five assists and five turnovers.

Ellis and the majority of the Dallas starters did not play in the second overtime frame as coach Rick Carlisle opted to rest his veterans. Ellis could also rest for an entire game before the end of the year as Dallas gears up for the postseason.

Monta Ellis G DAL 1 month ago

Ellis scored 20 points (10-21 FG, 0-3 3Pt) with two rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes during Wednesday's win against the Suns.

Mavericks Coach, Rick Carlisle, said after the game that he will rest some of his starters over the remaining games to freshen them up for playoffs. If you own Ellis you may need to look for additional cover in the coming games.