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Monta Ellis
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Team: DallasHeight: 6-3 Born: 10/26/1985
Position: GWeight: 185 Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi
College: NoneDraft: 2nd Round 10th pick by Warriors (2005)


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June 24 11:10 AM PT12:10 PM MT1:10 PM CT2:10 PM ET18:10 GMT2:10 11:10 AM MST1:10 PM EST22:10 UAE20:1014:10 ET1:10 PM CT17:10 - Ellis is declining the player option for the final year of his contract with the Dallas Mavericks and will become an unrestricted free agent. The guard's agent, Jeff Fried, said Wednesday the decision "wasn't about Dallas as much as it was about what's best for Monta."
Analysis: Ellis was set to make $8.7 million in the final year of a three-year, $25 million contract. Fried didn't rule out a return to Dallas, but the Mavericks are expected to make a push for either All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge or center DeAndre Jordan in free agency. The 29-year-old Ellis led Dallas at 18.9 points per game last season. He is one of three starters headed to free agency along with point guard Rajon Rondo, who won't return, and center Tyson Chandler.
Apr. 1 8:50 PM PT9:50 PM MT10:50 PM CT11:50 PM ET3:50 GMT11:50 8:50 PM MST10:50 PM EST7:50 UAE (+1)05:5023:50 ET10:50 PM CT2:50 - Ellis returned to Dallas' lineup Wednesday and again led the Mavericks with 26 points.
Analysis: He has averaged 19.2 points this season.
Mar. 29 2:22 PM PT3:22 PM MT4:22 PM CT5:22 PM ET21:22 GMT5:22 2:22 PM MST4:22 PM EST1:22 UAE (+1)23:2217:22 ET4:22 PM CT20:22 - Dallas will face Indiana on Sunday without leading scorer Monta Ellis.
Analysis: Ellis had been listed as doubtful with a lower right leg injury. The veteran guard is averaging 19.1 points, 4.2 assists and a team high 1.92 steals. He needs 10 points to hit 13,000 for his career and 10 field goals to reach 5,000 in his career.
Mar. 25 9:21 PM PT10:21 PM MT11:21 PM CT12:21 AM ET4:21 GMT12:21 9:21 PM MST11:21 PM EST8:21 UAE05:210:21 ET10:21 PM CT3:21 - Ellis matched his season high with 38 points in the Mavericks' 101-94 win over San Antonio on Tuesday.
Analysis: Ellis' production came on 16-of-27 shooting, and followed a total of 23 points while going 7 for 31 from the field over the previous two games.
Mar. 23 10:06 PM PT11:06 PM MT12:06 AM CT1:06 AM ET5:06 GMT13:06 10:06 PM MST12:06 AM EST9:06 UAE06:061:06 ET11:06 PM CT4:06 - Ellis really struggled Sunday, finishing with 11 points on 4-of-22 shooting in a loss at Phoenix.
Analysis: Ellis, averaging 19.0 points, has totaled 23 while going 7 for 31 from the field in his past two games.
Mar. 8 8:12 PM PT9:12 PM MT10:12 PM CT11:12 PM ET3:12 GMT11:12 8:12 PM MST10:12 PM EST7:12 UAE (+1)04:1223:12 ET9:12 PM CT2:12 - Ellis got hot in the second half Sunday, finishing with 31 points and five 3-pointers in a win over the Lakers.
Analysis: Ellis bounced back nicely after scoring only six on 2-of-14 shooting in his previous game at Golden State.
Feb. 21 9:45 PM PT10:45 PM MT11:45 PM CT12:45 AM ET5:45 GMT13:45 10:45 PM MST12:45 AM EST9:45 UAE06:450:45 ET11:45 PM CT3:45 - Ellis scored 12 on 5-of-13 shooting Friday against the Rockets.
Analysis: Ellis seemed to struggle again Friday, though he was slightly improved after shooting a combined 3 of 19 in his previous two contests after following a hip injury.
Feb. 11 5:47 PM PT6:47 PM MT7:47 PM CT8:47 PM ET1:47 GMT9:47 6:47 PM MST8:47 PM EST5:47 UAE (+1)02:4720:47 ET7:47 PM CT23:47 - Ellis was in the starting lineup Wednesday night against Utah a day after coach Rick Carlisle called him doubtful with a left hip injury. Ellis extended his streak of consecutive games played to 219, a run that started at the beginning of his only full season in Milwaukee. He has played in all 137 games since coming to Dallas last season.
Analysis: It wasn't clear when Ellis was injured early in the first quarter of Monday's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. He left with 8:03 remaining and didn't return. The presence of the Mavericks' leading scorer was a boost since they knew they would be without center Tyson Chandler (ankle) and point guard Rajon Rondo (orbital bone).
Feb. 9 5:47 PM PT6:47 PM MT7:47 PM CT8:47 PM ET1:47 GMT9:47 6:47 PM MST8:47 PM EST5:47 UAE (+1)02:4720:47 ET7:47 PM CT23:47 - Ellis went to the locker room with an injury in the first four minutes of the Dallas Mavericks' game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday.
Analysis: It wasn't clear when Ellis got hurt, but he was replaced by Devin Harris with 8:03 left in the first quarter.
Feb. 6 10:19 PM PT11:19 PM MT12:19 AM CT1:19 AM ET6:19 GMT14:19 11:19 PM MST1:19 AM EST10:19 UAE07:191:19 ET12:19 AM CT4:19 - Ellis had 21 points and six assists in Thursday's win at Sacramento.
Analysis: Ellis is averaging 22.9 points on 50.3 percent shooting over his last eight games.
Feb. 1 9:30 PM PT10:30 PM MT11:30 PM CT12:30 AM ET5:30 GMT13:30 10:30 PM MST12:30 AM EST9:30 UAE06:300:30 ET11:30 PM CT3:30 - Ellis had 25 points and a season-high 13 assists as the Dallas Mavericks sent the Orlando Magic to their eighth straight loss, 108-93 on Saturday night.
Analysis: Ellis is averaging 25.0 points on 55.8 percent shooting in his last five games and has increased his team-leading scoring average to 20.4.
Jan. 29 9:51 PM PT10:51 PM MT11:51 PM CT12:51 AM ET5:51 GMT13:51 10:51 PM MST12:51 AM EST9:51 UAE06:510:51 ET11:51 PM CT3:51 - Ellis scored 33 points on 14-of-23 shooting in Wednesday's loss at Houston.
Analysis: Ellis is 38 of 66 over his last three games while averaging 29.3 points.
Jan. 26 10:54 PM PT11:54 PM MT12:54 AM CT1:54 AM ET6:54 GMT14:54 11:54 PM MST1:54 AM EST10:54 UAE07:541:54 ET12:54 AM CT4:54 - Ellis scored 36 points in Dallas' 109-106 loss to New Orleans on Sunday night.
Analysis: Ellis, scoring a team-leading 20.3 points per game, averaged 13.6 and shot 35.1 percent in his previous five games. He matched a season high Sunday by making 16 shots on 27 attempts.
Jan. 19 8:49 PM PT9:49 PM MT10:49 PM CT11:49 PM ET4:49 GMT12:49 9:49 PM MST11:49 PM EST8:49 UAE05:4923:49 ET10:49 PM CT2:49 - Ellis led the Mavericks with 25 points and seven assists Monday.
Analysis: Ellis totaled 19 points and four assists in his last two games so this was much better for owners.
Jan. 13 8:53 PM PT9:53 PM MT10:53 PM CT11:53 PM ET4:53 GMT12:53 9:53 PM MST11:53 PM EST8:53 UAE05:5323:53 ET10:53 PM CT2:53 - Ellis scored 28 and dished out a season high-tying 10 assists in Tuesday's overtime win in Sacramento. He also had four steals.
Analysis: Ellis hadn't scored more than 23 over his previous 10 games.
Dec. 21 9:39 PM PT10:39 PM MT11:39 PM CT12:39 AM ET5:39 GMT13:39 10:39 PM MST12:39 AM EST9:39 UAE06:390:39 ET11:39 PM CT3:39 - Ellis scored 38 points in Saturday's win over San Antonio.
Analysis: He did so on 15-of-23 shooting and has hit 52.0 percent of his shots in five games since his two-point night in Memphis on Dec. 9.
Dec. 6 11:16 PM PT12:16 AM MT1:16 AM CT2:16 AM ET7:16 GMT15:16 12:16 AM MST2:16 AM EST11:16 UAE08:162:16 ET1:16 AM CT5:16 - Ellis had 33 points Friday night but the Dallas Mavericks had a five-game win streak snapped with a 118-106 loss to Phoenix.
Analysis: Ellis is averaging 28.4 points in the last five games and has scored 30 or more three times.
Dec. 3 10:45 PM PT11:45 PM MT12:45 AM CT1:45 AM ET6:45 GMT14:45 11:45 PM MST1:45 AM EST10:45 UAE07:451:45 ET12:45 AM CT4:45 - Ellis scored a season-high 38 points in Tuesday's double-overtime win at Chicago.
Analysis: Ellis' 20.6 points per game marks his highest average in four seasons and his 46.3 field-goal percentage is the third-highest of his career.
Dec. 3 8:13 PM PT9:13 PM MT10:13 PM CT11:13 PM ET4:13 GMT12:13 9:13 PM MST11:13 PM EST8:13 UAE05:1323:13 ET10:13 PM CT2:13 - Ellis hit a wild, fall-away jumper at the buzzer, lifting the Dallas Mavericks over the Milwaukee Bucks 107-105 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Ellis followed up that 38-point effort Tuesday against the Bulls by scoring 23 against Milwaukee on Wednesday. He added seven assists.
Nov. 29 11:08 PM PT12:08 AM MT1:08 AM CT2:08 AM ET7:08 GMT15:08 12:08 AM MST2:08 AM EST11:08 UAE08:082:08 ET1:08 AM CT5:08 - Ellis scored 15 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Mavericks won for the eighth time in 10 games, beating the Toronto Raptors 106-102 on Friday night.
Analysis: Ellis, averaging 19.7 points, had a season-low eight in a win over New York on Wednesday.
Nov. 24 7:55 PM PT8:55 PM MT9:55 PM CT10:55 PM ET3:55 GMT11:55 8:55 PM MST10:55 PM EST7:55 UAE (+1)04:5522:55 ET9:55 PM CT1:55 - Ellis had 24 points and six assists Monday.
Analysis: Fantasy owners must be concerned that the assist numbers for Ellis are down. Monitor the situation and determine how you want to use him if this trend continues.
Nov. 19 8:49 PM PT9:49 PM MT10:49 PM CT11:49 PM ET4:49 GMT12:49 9:49 PM MST11:49 PM EST8:49 UAE05:4923:49 ET10:49 PM CT2:49 - Ellis went off for 34 points in Wednesday's win at Washington.
Analysis: Ellis shot 10 of 21 and made 12 of 14 free throws. Ellis, averaging 19.7 points, has scored at least 30 in two of his last three games.
Nov. 9 7:23 PM PT8:23 PM MT9:23 PM CT10:23 PM ET3:23 GMT11:23 8:23 PM MST10:23 PM EST7:23 UAE (+1)04:2322:23 ET9:23 PM CT1:23 - Ellis led the Mavericks with 23 points on Sunday.
Analysis: Ellis topped 20 points for only the second time so he needs to get hot soon.
Oct. 28 7:07 PM PT8:07 PM MT9:07 PM CT10:07 PM ET2:07 GMT10:07 7:07 PM MST9:07 PM EST6:07 UAE (+1)03:0722:07 ET8:07 PM CT0:07 - Ellis scored 26 points in Tuesday night's opener at San Antonio.
Analysis: Ellis added six assists and four rebounds. He finished 11 of 21 from the floor, taking 10 more shots than Dirk Nowitzki.

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