Posted: 3:39 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2013
By Tim Cato
The reliable Marc Stein reports that Monta Ellis and the Mavs are quickly closing in on a three year deal.
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
I'm having a hard time processing this move to properly analyze it. Let's start with the positive: Monta Ellis does have a lot of talent and could fill in as the second scoring option behind Dirk -- before this signing, the Mavericks didn't have a player like that.
On the other hand, Monta Ellis has never been able to utilize his talent, mainly because of a dark and twisted shot selection that relies on inefficient long two-pointers that he's terrible at making. Also, he joins a backcourt that was already crowded with the signing of five guards and the drafting of two more.
Basically, the Mavs have gone full YOLO this offseason. What do y'all think?