Monta Ellis to opt out of his contract with the Milwaukee Bucks

Another big free agent will hit the market, with Monta Ellis opting out

6/18/13 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Apr 28, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Monta Ellis (11) during game four of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs against the Miami Heat at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.  Miami won 88-77.  Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY SportsAdd another big name free agent to the already stacked free agent class this offseason, as Monta Ellis will reportedly opt out of the last year of his contract with the Milwaukee Bucks and become a free agent.

There are rumors that Ellis could be a backup plan for Dwight Howard, who is reportedly trying to team up with fellow free agent Chris Paul.

With the Clippers trying to secure head coach Doc Rivers and forward Kevin Garnett from the Celtics, Paul might be convinced to stay in Los Angeles and try to win a championship with Rivers, Garnett, Blake Griffin, and their current cast.

If that happens, Howard's dream of playing with CP3 will be impossible, so he could instead try to team up with Ellis somewhere, most likely Houston or Atlanta.

Ellis averaged 19.2 points per game last year, slightly below his 19.4 career average.

At 27 years old, Ellis is still very much in his prime, and is capable of being one of the better scorers in the NBA if he's surrounded with some quality players.

Would you like your team to take a run at Monta Ellis?
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6/18/13   |   MortonsLaw   |   156 respect

Wouldn't want him on my team. I don't think he's a winning player. Zero concept as to what a good shot is. Field goal percentage has been on the decline. Perhaps the right coach could maximize his full potential. Good luck with that.