According to the Journal Sentinel, Monta Ellis has turned down a two-year extension worth $24.8 million from the Milwaukee Bucks. Ellis will now enter the final year of his six-year deal worth $11 million, or use his player option to opt out of final year, in order to test his value in free agency this summer. All free agents are able to test the market as of July 1st.
Ellis was 11th in scoring and 4th in steals this season, but the 6’3 shooting guard is a liability on defense against bigger guards. Furthermore, there are some questions as to whether or not Ellis can be the number two option on offense, let alone the number one. The erratic shooting guard can be very steaky at times, which lacks the consistency of a reliable playoff performer.
Time will only tell if Ellis has made the wise choice in turning down this extension and if yet another team will bite on the fools gold that is Monta Ellis.