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11 Monta Ellis PG
Height/Weight: 6-3/185 | Birthdate: 10/26/1985 | Birthplace: Jackson, MS | Team: Dallas Mavericks | College: No College | NBA Experience: 9 | Owned/Started%: 100/88 | Average Draft Position: 37.88
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Mavericks SG Monta Ellis scores team-high 26 vs. Pelicans


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) Mavericks shooting guard Monta Ellis scored a team-high 26 points on 11 of 19 shooting in his team's 112-107 win over the Pelicans Wednesday.

Ellis struggled immensely Tuesday, scoring just two points on 1 of 11 shooting, but bounced back with a vengeance one night later. He was one of four Mavericks to reach 20 points in the win. Ellis also chipped in five assists, four rebounds, one steal and one block in 38 minutes. He'll square off with the Warriors Saturday.


Mavericks expect Monta Ellis to play Wednesday vs. Pelicans


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle told reporters guard Monta Ellis will be available to play Wednesday against the Pelicans, according to the team’s official website.

Ellis has been bothered by a sore elbow, but it has not caused him to miss any games. In 23 games, Ellis is averaging 20.3 points and 4.5 assists.


Rick Carlisle: 'Obvious' elbow is bothering Monta Ellis' shot


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was asked if guard Monta Ellis' ailing elbow affected his shot Tuesday, when he went 1 for 11, making only a layup. "You couldn't tell?" Carlisle told the Dallas Morning News.

"I don't know if he'll say it, but it's obvious it was. Most guys in this league wouldn't have even attempted to play. It's a very tough situation for him. Hopefully, it's more of a day-to-day thing."

While Ellis said he plans on playing Wednesday against New Orleans, Carlisle wasn't so sure. "I got to talk to my trainer and Monta about it," the coach said. "I can't give you an answer now."


Mavs G Monta Ellis says he'll play Wednesday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) Mavericks guard Monta Ellis shot 1 of 11 in Tuesday's loss at Memphis while battling an elbow injury. But he told reporters he felt fine and will play Wednesday against the Pelicans.

Mavs G Monta Ellis starting despite elbow problem


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) Mavericks guard Monta Ellis is listed as a starter Tuesday night at Memphis despite a right elbow injury. Ellis is averaging 21.2 points and 4.6 assists.

Mavs G Monta Ellis dealing with elbow injury


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said he hopes guard Monta Ellis, who hurt his right elbow Sunday against the Bucks, can play Tuesday night at Memphis. "It's his shooting elbow," Carlisle said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Ellis didn't do a lot of shooting Tuesday, instead getting treatment, the paper said.


Mavericks SG Monta Ellis drops 33 points on Suns Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) Mavericks shooting guard Monta Ellis scored a team-high 33 points on 14 of 22 shooting in his team's 118-106 loss to the Suns Friday.

Ellis' 63.6 shooting percentage was his best mark this season in games where he's taken more than 10 shots, and he rode that efficiency to his third 30-point performance in his last five games. However, it wasn't enough for the Mavericks to earn the team's sixth straight win. Ellis also recorded two rebounds, two assists and one block in 37 minutes Friday. He's set to face the Bucks Sunday.


Mavericks' Monta Ellis scores 38 points on 35 shots in 2OT thriller


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) Mavericks guard Monta Ellis went off for 38 points and made some crucial plays down the stretch to lift his team past the Bulls in double overtime on Tuesday.

Down three points, Ellis was inexplicably fouled by Kirk Hinrich with 1.2 seconds remaining in regulation while pulling up for a desperation 3-point heave. He knocked down all three of his shots from the charity stripe to send the game to overtime.

"One of the hardest plays in basketball is to stand up there and make three consecutive free throws with basically the game on the line with little or no time left," coach Rick Carlisle said, per the Star-Telegram. "He stayed in his routine and just trusted it, and he just banged each one of those free throws in."

Down two points in double overtime and with the shot clock nearly expired, Ellis stepped up again and knocked down a 3-pointer with 39 seconds remaining to help secure the win. He finished with 38 points on 16 of 35 from the field, including 1 of 4 from downtown and a perfect 5 of 5 from the charity stripe. He added two rebounds, one assist and two steals while logging 45 minutes of game action.


Mavericks' Monta Ellis drops 30 on the Raptors


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2014) Mavericks guard Monta Ellis scored 30 points on Friday against the Raptors. 

Ellis shot 12-25 from the field, including 3-5 from beyond the arc. Ellis sunk three of his four free throw attempts. He also dished out six assists and had three steals during the contest.  


Mavericks guard Monta Ellis drops a double-double


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) Mavericks guard Monta Ellis dropped a double-double against the Lakers on Friday.

Ellis shot 7-10 from the field, including three from beyond the arc. He also added three free thros. Ellis got his teammates involved as well, dishing out 10 assists. He also pulled down three rebounds. 


Mavericks' Monta Ellis drops 34 points on Washington


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) Mavericks guard Monta Ellis dropped 34 points on the Wizards Wednesday.

Ellis shot 10-21 from the field, including two from beyond the arc. He also hit on 12 of 14 attempts from the free throw line. Ellis also dished out four assists. 


Mavericks SG Monta Ellis scores 30 points vs. Timberwolves


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2014) Mavericks shooting guard Monta Ellis scored a season-high 30 points on 11 of 21 shooting, including 3 of 7 shooting from three-point range, in his team's 131-117 win over the Timberwolves Saturday.

Ellis led a strong scoring performance by the Mavericks that featured a team shooting percentage of over 55 percent. It was the first time since the season opener Ellis has taken at least 20 shots in a game. He also contributed three assists and one steal in 35 minutes. Winners of three straight, the Mavericks will look to keep it up Monday in Charlotte.


Mavericks G Monta Ellis scores team-high 26 points Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2014) Mavericks guard Monta Ellis scored a team-high 26 points on 11 of 21 shooting in his team's 101-100 loss to the Spurs in Tuesday's regular-season opener.

Ellis also contributed six assists, four rebounds and one steal while making one of his two three-point attempts in 37 minutes of action. The guard made shot 45.1 percent during the regular season last year while averaging 19 points in about 37 minutes per game, so Tuesday's performance qualifies as a plus offensive night for the 10th-year player. The Mavericks are set to face the Jazz Thursday.


Mavs' Monta Ellis able to get back on the court Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/18/2014) Mavericks guard Monta Ellis managed to get back on the court Friday.

Ellis missed two games due to a knee injury, but was able to return to practice this week. He was able to play 31 minutes, scoring 13 points and dishing out eight assists. 


Mavs' Monta Ellis returns to practice after missing two games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/14/2014) Mavericks guard Monta Ellis was back at practice Monday after missing two preseason games due to a sprained left knee.

"We started out with the idea that he was going to do some non-contact stuff, but he felt good and wanted to keep going," coach Rick Carlisle added after watching Ellis go through all of Monday’s practice without a setback, per the team's official website. "He went through the entire practice, which was great. Those games are four days away, so we’ll see. Signs today are good, so tomorrow’s another day and we’ll just keep going. But it’s great seeing him out here."


Mavericks' Monta Ellis to miss two preseason game with knee issue


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) Mavericks guard Monta Ellis is expected to miss the next two preseason games with a sprained left knee, according to he team's official website. Ellis scored 13 points in Tuesday's preseason game before sustaining the injury in practice on Thursday. The issue is not expected to keep him sidelined for the regular season opener on Oct. 28 at San Antonio.

Monta Ellis scores team-high 32 points in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Mavericks guard Monta Ellis worked past a thigh injury, scoring a team-high 32 points on 11 of 24 from the floor, including 2 of 8 from behind the arc, and 8 of 11 from the free throw line in an overtime loss to the Nets.

Ellis did all of his damage in 41 minutes of game action, also adding four assists, one rebound, one block and one assist. He is averaging 21.2 points, 5.2 assists and 3.8 rebounds over his last five games.

Monta Ellis set to play Sunday vs. Nets


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Mavericks guard Monta Ellis, who was unable to practice Saturday because of a thigh contusion, will play Sunday night against Brooklyn, head coach Rick Carlisle told the team's official website.

Ellis is averaging 18.8 points, 5.8 assists and 3.6 rebounds over 70 games this season. He's shooting 45.7 percent from the floor and 33.1 percent from downtown over that span.

Monta Ellis scores 20 in loss to Bulls


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2014) Mavericks guard Monta Ellis cracked the 20-point mark for the third straight game on Friday, scoring 20 on 7 of 19 from the floor, including 2 of 6 from downtown, and 4 of 8 from the free throw line in a 100-91 defeat to the Bulls.

Ellis did all of his damage in 39 minutes of game action, also adding five assists, four rebounds, three steals and one block. He is averaging 17.6 points, 7.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds over his last five games.

Monta Ellis scores team-high 23 points vs. Pelicans


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) Mavericks guard Monta Ellis scored a team-high 23 points on 8 of 18 shooting in his team's 108-89 win over the Pelicans Wednesday.

Ellis matched his best scoring total in February in the win while also picking up seven assists, four rebounds and four steals in 34 minutes. He has averaged 19.1 points, 5.8 assists and 3.4 rebounds over 59 games played.


Monta Ellis records fifth double-double of the season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2014) Mavericks guard Monta Ellis delivered his fifth double-double of the season Saturday night against the Pistons in Detroit.

Ellis scored 12 points on 5 of 12 shooting from the floor, and 2 of 2 from the free throw line. He also contributed with 13 assists, one rebound and three steals while logging 37 minutes of game action. He has averaged 14.8 points, 6.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds over his last five games.


Monta Ellis scores 16 points vs. Bobcats


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/11/2014) Mavericks guard Monta Ellis tied for the team lead with 16 points on 7 of 12 shooting in his team's 114-89 loss to the Bobcats Tuesday.

Ellis was the only player on the Mavericks to see more than 30 minutes of action in the loss, and he also contributed seven assists, four rebounds and two steals. He has averaged 19.3 points and 5.7 assists over 53 games played.


Monta Ellis practices despite tight hamstring


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2014) Mavericks guard Monta Ellis went through a full practice Monday but did admit that his strained hamstring was "a little tight," the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Ellis played 28 minutes Sunday while dealing with the mild strain. He has averaged 19.3 points, 5.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds over 52 games played.


Monta Ellis limited to 11 points in first game after injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2014) Mavericks guard Monta Ellis worked past a mild hamstring strain on Sunday, and managed to score in double figures in a 102-91 victory over the Celtics in Boston.

Ellis scored just 11 points on 3 of 9 shooting from the field, including 1 of 2 from downtown, and 4 of 4 from the free throw line. He also chipped in with five rebounds, two assists and two steals while logging 28 minutes of game action. He has averaged 17.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists over his last five games.

Monta Ellis expected to play vs. Boston


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2014) Mavericks guard Monta Ellis, who was diagnosed with a mild hamstring strain, will play Sunday night against Boston, the team announced.

Ellis suffered the injury late in the fourth quarter of Friday's win over the Jazz, and has not missed any game action this season. He has averaged 19.5 points, 5.8 assists and 3.3 rebounds through 51 games played.