Report: Mavs, Hawks, Lakers interested in Ellis

Monta Ellis to opt out of deal with Bucks

Report: Mavs, Hawks, Lakers interested in Ellis
June 18, 2013, 3:00 pm
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Monta Ellis started all 82 games for the Bucks in 2012-13 and averaged 19.2 points, six assists and 3.9 robounds per game. (AP)


Monta Ellis has told the Milwaukee Bucks he is opting out of the $11 million he is owed next season become a free agent this summer.

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As noted at the time, it would be interesting to see what teams would go after a volume shooter — he scored 19.2 points a game but shot just 41.6 percent — but one entering what should be the prime of his career.

How about Dallas and Atlanta? And somehow the Lakers, according to Chris Broussard of

"Sources say the Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Lakers have interest in Ellis, although the Lakers could get Ellis only via an unlikely sign-and-trade deal."


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