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.