Monta Ellis G DAL 1 Day
Monta Ellis scored a team-high 21 points against the Kings on Monday to go with three rebounds, five assists, two steals and three turnovers in 33 minutes.
Clearly his two sub-par seasons in Milwaukee might have been more about his situation than his play. Ellis shot 41.6 percent with the Bucks last year, but he's up to 47.3 percent this year. He's one of the best shooting guards to own in fantasy with great durability, no real issues in percentages and no glaring holes in any statistical area outside of his 3.6 turnovers.
Monta Ellis G DAL 3 Days
Monta Ellis knocked down a 20-foot fadeaway jumper at the buzzer to beat the Blazers 108-106 on Saturday, shooting 9-of-18 from the field for 22 points with one rebound, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes.
The shot was defended well by Wesley Matthews, but Monta got tremendous elevation to get a good look at the basket for the win. "I was born for it," Ellis said after the game. Confidence has never been an issue for Ellis and he's put up some numbers to back it up this year, averaging 21.6 points, 5.8 boards, 1.6 steals and 0.9 triples. He's definitely not a sell-high candidate and the Dallas offense is conducive to his skill set.
Monta Ellis G DAL 6 Days
Monta Ellis shot 5-of-13 from the field for 14 points with six boards, 10 assists, three steals and one turnover in Wednesday's 100-97 victory over the Pelicans.
The assists are nice to see and he's dropped 7.0 dimes per game over his last five. He hasn't been too bad in other areas, averaging 15.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 0.6 triples in that span. Ellis is one of the best guards to own in fantasy and his owners should have some high hopes for his first year in Dallas.
Monta Ellis G DAL 10 Days
Monta Ellis showed no signs of a sore ankle on Saturday, hitting 9-of-15 shots and three 3-pointers for 26 points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals in a loss to the Wolves.
Ellis had been struggling coming into this one and a bum ankle appears to be the reason, but he put the problem behind him tonight. Get ready to roll him out there for three games next week.
Monta Ellis G DAL 11 Days
Monta Ellis played through ankle and back soreness in Friday's loss to the Hawks, scoring 12 points on 6-of-15 shooting with three rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and seven turnovers in 37 minutes.
Ellis hasn't been to the foul line in two games now and that's all you need to know that he's not right. The Mavs fly home for the tail-end of a back-to-back on Saturday against the Wolves, and if they decide to give Monta a game off then he wouldn't have to play until Tuesday against the Bobcats (also at home). For that reason we're putting him on the injury report.
Monta Ellis G DAL 13 Days
Monta Ellis played through soreness in his back and ankle on Wednesday, shooting 2-of-16 from the field for four points with two boards, 10 assists and two steals in 32 minutes.
The Mavericks pulled out the win despite his worst shooting performance of the season. Monta famously messed up his left ankle crashing a moped back in his Golden State days, but there has been no word on which ankle has been bothering him. He should be fine and ready to go for the weekend.
Monta Ellis G DAL 15 Days
Monta Ellis turned his ankle on Monday night and said the injury was "no biggie" after the game.
The Mavericks are off until Wednesday, so the day off should help prevent some swelling on his ankle. Ellis scored 22 points with four assists, one steal and one turnover on 8-of-15 from the field and making all six of his free throws in the loss to the Nuggets on Monday. He's on the same page with Dirk Nowitzki and should continue to be a stud all season long. Dirk had 18 points, six boards, two assists and one steal in 31 minutes.
Monta Ellis G DAL 20 Days
Monta Ellis was the model of efficiency on Wednesday with his season-high 37 points on 18 field goal attempts in a victory over the Rockets, adding two boards, eight assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 40 minutes.
The Mavericks were on fire in the fourth quarter, scoring 36 points to pull off a fantastic comeback in one of the best games of the year. Coach Rick Carlisle said he's going to look to drop Monta's minutes, but he's going to have a tough time doing that if he cares about winning basketball games. Monta owners are in for a fun ride this season.
Monta Ellis G DAL 22 Days
Coach Rick Carlisle said he could alleviate Monta Ellis' minutes upon the return of Shane Larkin (ankle) and Devin Harris (foot).
He's logging 37.3 minutes per game, which isn't a shocking total considering he has played in at least 36.0 minutes per game over his last five seasons. Ellis owners shouldn't really worry much about this news and he should continue to be one of the best shooting guards in fantasy hoops.
Monta Ellis G DAL 1 Month
Monta Ellis scored a team-high 20 points in a loss to the Thunder on Wednesday, while adding five boards, three assists and one 3-pointer on 8-of-17 shooting.
He did turn the ball over seven times and that's been his biggest bugaboo. Ellis has picked up the Rick Carlisle offense quickly and he's been able to play on the same side of the court as Dirk Nowitzki. He should sustain some level of success with his new team throughout the year.