Monta Ellis is reportedly coming back to the Western Conference.
The former Warrior is closing in on a deal with the Dallas Mavericks, according to ESPN.
Monta Ellis and Mavericks closing in on a three-year deal that could rise to as much as $30 million. Deal on course to be completed today— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 12, 2013
If the deal is finalized, Ellis will make less in this deal than he would have had he accepted a contract extension offered to him by his previous team, the Milwaukee Bucks.
In early June, the Bucks offered Ellis a two-year extension that would have kept him in Milwaukee for the next three seasons and paid him $35.8 million over the duration of the contract.
Instead, Ellis rejected the offer and then opted-out of the final year of his deal with the Bucks just 10 days later.
Ellis started all 82 games for the Bucks in 2012-13 and averaged 19.2 points, six assists and 3.9 robounds per game.