Report: Monta Ellis turns down extension with Bucks

Report: Monta Ellis turns down extension with Bucks
June 8, 2013, 10:00 am
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Monta Ellis is entering the final year of a six-year, $66 million deal he signed with the Warriors. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Last year, Monta Ellis compared himself favorably to Dwyane Wade, claiming the only thing that separated the two was an NBA Title.

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Wade has something else that Ellis presumably wants: a max-contract. According to a report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Ellis won't get that max deal, or anywhere close to it.

Ellis rejected the Bucks' two-year contract extension, according to the report, which would have kept him in Milwaukee through the 2015-'16 season and paid him a total of $35.8 million over the three years. He is entering the final season of the six-year, $66 million contract he signed with the Warriors.

Ellis just finished his eighth season in the NBA and if he does not sign an extension with Milwaukee, he would become a free agent at the age of 29.

Selected 40th overall by Golden State in the 2005 draft, Ellis spent the first six-and-a-half seasons in Oakland, and averaged 19.6 points, 4.4 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game during his time with the Warriors. He was dealt to Milwaukee during the 2011-'12 season along with Ekpe Udoh for Andrew Bogut.

 

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