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29-Year-Old    PG,SG    Indiana Pacers

2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

18.9

REB

2.4

AST

4.1

STL

1.9

BLK

0.3

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Monta Ellis returns for his second season with the Mavericks and his 11th in the league. During his first year in Dallas, Ellis averaged 19.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 1.7 steals, and 0.3 blocks in 37 minutes per game. Ellis played in all 82 games and surprised his ...

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HT: 6' 3"   WT: 175 lbs   DOB: 10/26/1985  College: Lanier HS   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #40 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to a four-year, $44 million deal with the Pacers in July 2015.

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Monta Ellis NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 19 49 18.1 6.8 2.1 1.6 0.7 0.2 0.6 41.5 71.2 1.2 0.4 1.7 1.7 34.1 2.7 6.5 0.9 1.2
2006-07 20 77 34.3 16.5 3.2 4.1 1.7 0.3 0.5 47.5 76.3 2.9 0.8 2.4 1.9 27.3 6.2 13.1 3.5 4.6
2007-08 21 81 37.9 20.2 5.0 3.9 1.5 0.3 0.1 53.1 76.7 2.1 1.6 3.3 0.6 23.1 8.0 15.1 4.0 5.1
2008-09 22 25 35.7 19.0 4.3 3.7 1.6 0.3 0.3 45.1 83.0 2.7 0.6 3.8 1.0 30.8 7.8 17.2 3.1 3.8
2009-10 23 64 41.4 25.5 4.0 5.3 2.2 0.4 1.2 44.9 75.3 3.8 0.7 3.3 3.6 33.8 9.9 22.0 4.6 6.1
2010-11 24 GSW 80 40.3 24.1 3.5 5.6 2.1 0.3 1.7 45.1 78.9 3.2 0.6 3.0 4.7 36.1 9.1 20.1 4.3 5.4
2011-12 25 GSW 37 36.9 21.9 3.4 6.0 1.5 0.3 1.4 43.3 81.2 3.3 0.4 3.0 4.2 32.1 8.2 19.0 4.1 5.0
2011-12 25 MIL 21 36.0 17.6 3.5 5.9 1.4 0.3 0.6 43.2 76.4 2.6 0.2 3.3 2.1 26.7 6.9 16.0 3.2 4.2
2011-12 25 GSW/MIL 58 36.6 20.4 3.4 6.0 1.5 0.3 1.1 43.3 79.6 3.1 0.3 3.1 3.5 30.8 7.8 17.9 3.8 4.7
2012-13 26 MIL 82 37.5 19.2 3.9 6.0 2.1 0.4 1.1 41.6 77.3 3.1 0.5 3.3 4.0 28.7 7.3 17.5 3.5 4.6
2013-14 27 DAL 82 36.9 19.0 3.6 5.7 1.7 0.3 0.8 45.1 78.8 3.2 0.5 3.1 2.5 33.0 7.0 15.6 4.1 5.2
2014-15 28 DAL 80 33.7 18.9 2.4 4.1 1.9 0.3 1.0 44.5 75.2 2.5 0.4 2.0 3.6 28.5 7.5 16.9 2.9 3.8
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Monta Ellis NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 33.4 16.8 2.2 4.0 1.4 0.2 0.0 50.7 76.9 2.6 0.2 2.0 1.4 0.0 7.4 14.6 2.0 2.6
Last 10 Games 10 33.7 16.4 2.4 3.5 1.9 0.5 0.2 44.4 71.8 2.5 0.3 2.1 2.5 8.0 6.7 15.1 2.8 3.9
Last 20 Games 20 33.5 16.9 2.3 3.7 2.2 0.4 0.5 45.3 79.0 2.5 0.3 2.0 2.8 17.9 7.0 15.4 2.5 3.1

 

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Monta Ellis – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Shooting Guard
Also Listed As:  #3 Point Guard

1.  Monta Ellis

2.  C.J. Miles

3.  Solomon Hill

XPaul George

4.  Joseph Young

Indiana Pacers

True Shooting Percentage

50.9%

True Shooting % in 2014-15

In 2014-15, Monta Ellis has a true shooting percentage of 50.9%.

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Monta Ellis NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 19 49 36.0 13.6 4.3 3.2 1.3 0.4 1.1 41.5 71.2 2.4 0.9 3.4 3.3 34.1 5.4 12.9 1.7 2.4
2006-07 20 77 36.0 17.4 3.3 4.4 1.8 0.3 0.5 47.5 76.3 3.0 0.8 2.5 2.0 27.3 6.6 13.8 3.7 4.9
2007-08 21 81 36.0 19.2 4.7 3.7 1.5 0.3 0.1 53.1 76.7 2.0 1.6 3.2 0.6 23.1 7.6 14.4 3.8 4.9
2008-09 22 25 36.0 19.1 4.4 3.8 1.6 0.3 0.3 45.1 83.0 2.7 0.6 3.8 1.0 30.8 7.8 17.4 3.1 3.8
2009-10 23 64 36.0 22.2 3.5 4.6 1.9 0.3 1.0 44.9 75.3 3.3 0.6 2.9 3.1 33.8 8.6 19.1 4.0 5.3
2010-11 24 GSW 80 36.0 21.5 3.1 5.0 1.9 0.3 1.5 45.1 78.9 2.8 0.5 2.6 4.2 36.1 8.1 18.0 3.8 4.8
2011-12 25 GSW 37 36.0 21.4 3.3 5.9 1.5 0.3 1.3 43.3 81.2 3.2 0.4 2.9 4.1 32.1 8.0 18.6 4.0 4.9
2011-12 25 MIL 21 36.0 17.6 3.5 5.9 1.4 0.3 0.6 43.2 76.4 2.6 0.2 3.3 2.1 26.7 6.9 16.0 3.2 4.2
2011-12 25 GSW/MIL 58 36.0 20.1 3.4 5.9 1.4 0.3 1.1 43.3 79.6 3.0 0.3 3.1 3.4 30.8 7.6 17.7 3.7 4.7
2012-13 26 MIL 82 36.0 18.5 3.7 5.8 2.0 0.4 1.1 41.6 77.3 3.0 0.5 3.2 3.8 28.7 7.0 16.8 3.4 4.4
2013-14 27 DAL 82 36.0 18.6 3.5 5.6 1.7 0.3 0.8 45.1 78.8 3.1 0.5 3.1 2.5 33.0 6.9 15.2 4.0 5.1
2014-15 28 DAL 80 36.0 20.2 2.5 4.4 2.0 0.3 1.1 44.5 75.2 2.6 0.5 2.1 3.8 28.5 8.0 18.1 3.0 4.0
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Monta Ellis NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 19 49 886 334 105 78 32 11 28 41.5 71.2 58 22 83 82 34.1 132 318 42 59
2006-07 20 77 2638 1272 243 319 132 21 39 47.5 76.3 221 62 181 143 27.3 480 1010 273 358
2007-08 21 81 3071 1636 404 315 124 27 12 53.1 76.7 173 133 271 52 23.1 652 1227 320 417
2008-09 22 25 892 474 108 93 39 8 8 45.1 83.0 67 14 94 26 30.8 194 430 78 94
2009-10 23 64 2647 1631 257 340 143 25 77 44.9 75.3 243 47 210 228 33.8 631 1406 292 388
2010-11 24 GSW 80 3227 1929 281 450 168 23 137 45.1 78.9 252 44 237 379 36.1 726 1611 340 431
2011-12 25 GSW 37 1365 811 127 223 56 12 50 43.3 81.2 123 16 111 156 32.1 305 704 151 186
2011-12 25 MIL 21 755 370 73 123 29 6 12 43.2 76.4 54 4 69 45 26.7 145 336 68 89
2011-12 25 GSW/MIL 58 2120 1181 200 346 85 18 62 43.3 79.6 177 20 180 201 30.8 450 1040 219 275
2012-13 26 MIL 82 3076 1577 316 496 169 36 94 41.6 77.3 254 45 271 328 28.7 597 1436 289 374
2013-14 27 DAL 82 3023 1560 295 471 141 23 69 45.1 78.8 264 38 257 209 33.0 576 1278 339 430
2014-15 28 DAL 80 2699 1513 190 329 148 25 81 44.5 75.2 198 34 156 284 28.5 602 1354 228 303
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Monta Ellis NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2005-06 19 49 18.1 48.6 45.9 16.3 12.1 1.3 6.1
2006-07 20 77 34.3 54.5 49.5 18.7 12.9 1.4 14.9
2007-08 21 81 37.9 58.0 53.6 16.6 9.1 1.8 20.5
2008-09 22 25 35.7 50.3 46.0 14.7 10.6 1.4 16.1
2009-10 23 64 41.4 51.7 47.6 15.7 11.3 1.4 20.0
2010-11 24 GSW 80 40.3 53.6 49.3 18.0 10.1 1.8 20.3
2011-12 25 GSW 37 36.9 51.6 46.9 19.7 10.9 1.8 18.2
2011-12 25 MIL 21 36.0 49.3 44.9 22.3 9.8 2.3 16.0
2011-12 25 GSW/MIL 58 36.6 50.9 46.3 20.5 10.5 2.0 17.4
2012-13 26 MIL 82 37.5 49.3 44.8 21.1 10.8 2.0 17.3
2013-14 27 DAL 82 36.9 53.2 47.8 21.4 12.0 1.8 17.5
2014-15 28 DAL 80 33.7 50.9 47.5 16.3 9.8 1.7 14.8
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Monta Ellis 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 15 at MEM 28 15 4 2 2 0 4 7 13 1 2 0 1 0 4 3
Apr 14 WAS                                
Apr 12 OKC 30 4 1 5 1 1 2 2 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
Apr 10 at DET 37 19 0 5 0 0 5 9 17 1 2 0 1 0 0 2
Apr 8 at NYK 35 20 2 3 0 0 1 10 21 0 0 0 3 1 1 1
Apr 5 MIA                                
Apr 3 CHA                                
Apr 1 at BOS 37 26 4 5 4 0 1 9 14 8 9 0 1 0 4 4
Mar 31 at BKN                                
Mar 29 DAL                                
Mar 26 at MIL                                
Mar 25 at WAS                                
Mar 23 HOU                                
Mar 21 BKN                                
Mar 20 at CLE 34 12 0 2 1 0 3 3 9 5 6 1 2 0 0 4
Mar 18 at CHI 36 21 2 4 2 2 2 9 17 2 4 1 5 0 2 2
Mar 16 TOR 37 24 5 3 3 0 4 8 20 8 11 0 3 0 5 5
Mar 14 BOS                                
Mar 12 MIL                                
Mar 10 ORL 32 17 3 4 2 1 0 8 18 1 2 0 4 1 2 1
Mar 7 at NYK                                
Mar 6 CHI 31 6 3 2 4 1 3 2 14 2 3 0 4 1 2 5
Mar 4 NYK                                
Mar 1 PHI                                
Feb 27 CLE                                
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Feb 24 at OKC 37 20 1 3 3 1 4 8 15 3 4 1 4 0 1 2
Feb 22 GSW 37 23 3 4 1 0 2 9 21 5 6 0 1 0 3 2
Feb 20 at PHI 35 12 2 4 2 0 3 5 13 2 2 0 1 0 2 5
Feb 11 at NOP 37 7 2 3 7 0 3 1 6 4 4 1 2 0 2 3
Feb 9 SAS 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Feb 8 at CHA                                
Feb 6 CLE                                
Feb 4 DET 39 14 2 3 1 0 2 7 19 0 0 0 4 0 2 1
Jan 31 SAC 37 25 2 13 3 1 3 11 20 2 2 1 3 0 2 4
Jan 29 NYK                                
Jan 27 TOR 33 19 1 1 2 0 3 8 16 2 2 1 4 0 1 1
Jan 25 at ORL 35 36 5 2 1 0 1 16 27 0 0 4 9 2 3 2
Jan 23 at MIA 38 17 2 4 5 0 3 7 18 3 3 0 2 1 1 3
Jan 21 at ATL 30 7 0 3 3 0 1 3 12 1 2 0 3 0 0 2
Jan 19 at HOU 40 25 2 7 1 0 5 9 18 4 7 3 7 0 2 2
Jan 17 at CHA                                
Jan 16 DET 33 14 1 4 1 0 4 6 15 1 1 1 2 0 1 4
Jan 13 MIN 40 28 4 10 4 1 2 11 23 4 5 2 3 2 2 5
Jan 10 at PHI 32 23 4 6 1 0 2 9 15 1 1 4 6 1 3 1
Jan 9 BOS                                
Jan 7 at GSW 36 16 5 4 0 1 3 6 17 4 6 0 4 1 4 0
Jan 5 at UTA 39 19 7 4 1 0 3 6 16 6 6 1 3 0 7 4
Jan 4 at LAL 26 20 1 2 1 1 1 8 15 3 4 1 4 0 1 2
Jan 2 at MIL 34 22 5 4 2 0 0 8 17 4 4 2 3 0 5 2
Dec 31 MIA                                
Dec 29 CHI                                
Dec 27 at BKN                                
Dec 26 at DET 34 15 0 7 3 0 2 6 12 3 5 0 2 0 0 2
Dec 23 NOP 35 15 0 6 2 1 3 5 17 4 4 1 4 0 0 1
Dec 21 at MIN                                
Dec 20 at DEN 40 38 0 1 4 0 2 15 23 3 6 5 6 0 0 1
Dec 17 at LAC 35 25 2 8 1 0 3 11 20 2 4 1 2 0 2 3
Dec 15 LAL                                
Dec 13 POR 34 24 1 5 3 0 3 8 22 6 7 2 8 0 1 5
Dec 12 at TOR                                
Dec 10 LAC 38 26 4 5 1 1 2 11 19 2 3 2 2 0 4 2
Dec 8 ATL                                
Dec 5 at SAC 37 33 2 2 0 1 2 14 22 3 5 2 5 0 2 2
Dec 4 at POR                                
Dec 2 at PHO 45 38 2 1 2 0 3 16 35 5 5 1 4 1 1 4
Nov 29 at CLE 36 18 4 5 3 0 4 6 14 6 7 0 2 1 3 3
Nov 28 ORL 36 30 1 6 3 1 3 12 25 3 4 3 5 0 1 1
Nov 26 at SAS 40 8 2 6 3 1 3 3 13 2 2 0 3 0 2 5
Nov 24 at DAL 37 24 3 6 2 0 5 9 19 5 8 1 5 0 3 3
Nov 22 PHO 35 17 6 4 1 0 4 7 21 2 4 1 6 3 3 3
Nov 19 CHA 37 34 1 4 1 0 4 10 21 12 14 2 4 0 1 3
Nov 15 at CHI 35 30 0 3 1 0 3 11 21 5 5 3 7 0 0 3
Nov 14 DEN                                
Nov 12 at MIA                                
Nov 10 UTA                                
Nov 8 WAS                                
Nov 7 at BOS 30 13 1 6 3 0 0 5 12 3 3 0 1 1 0 4
Nov 5 at WAS                                
Nov 4 MIL                                
Nov 1 at ATL 33 17 7 3 1 0 2 7 14 3 3 0 2 4 3 4
Oct 31 MEM                                
Oct 29 PHI                                

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Monta Ellis: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ellis will opt out of his current contract with the Mavericks, making him a free agent this summer, Tim MacMahon of ESPN reports. Additionally, the Mavericks are not expected to re-sign Ellis to a revamped contract.

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Dirk Nowitzki said Tuesday that he believes Ellis will opt out of the final year of his contract, Earl Sneed of Mavs.com reports.

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Ellis finished his second season in Dallas leading the team in both scoring and assists with 18.9 points and 4.1 assists per game. He played in 80 regular season games and all five of Dallas' postseason contests.

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Ellis injured his knee late in the fourth quarter during Tuesday's loss to the Rockets and was seen with a severe limp heading into the locker room after the game, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Ellis scored 31 points (13-21 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-5 FT) in Game 4 against the Rockets on Sunday to go along with six rebounds and three assists in 39 minutes.

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Ellis posted 34 points, two rebounds, nine assists, and three steals in 39 minutes of action in Game 3 against the Rockets.

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Ellis scored a team-high 24 points Tuesday in a Game 2 loss to the Rockets. He shot just 8-of-23 from the field, including 2-of-8 from long-range.

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Ellis will look to bounce back Tuesday after struggling in Game 1 of Dallas' first-round match-up with Houston. He connected on 5-of-16 attempts and finished with 16 points.

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Ellis scored 15 points (7-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT) with four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 28 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Trail Blazers.

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Ellis (rest) will not travel to Utah for Monday's game against the Jazz, Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Ellis scored 19 points (9-17 FG, 1-2 FT) Friday in a double overtime win over the Nuggets. He added five assists and five turnovers.

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Ellis scored 20 points (10-21 FG, 0-3 3Pt) with two rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes during Wednesday's win against the Suns.

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2014-15

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2013-14

While he didn't necessarily see a dramatic decline in his counting statistics in 2012-13, Ellis' first full season with the Bucks nonetheless qualified as a disappointment, largely as a result of his atrocious shooting percentages. His 42 percent overall mark was bad enough, but it was his 29 percent clip from three-point range on 4.0 attempts per game that really undermined his utility. Ellis ended up declining an offer from the Bucks in the offseason that would have paid him a reported $36 million over three years, ultimately signing with the Mavericks for $11 million less. He'll be plugged in at shooting guard for the Mavericks and will be asked to fill the minutes vacated by O.J. Mayo while assuming a top scoring role on the perimeter in the process. Ellis can likely be counted on to more or less maintain his production across most categories, but his horrendous percentages knock him down a peg when compared to the upper-tier players at his position. If he can show more discipline in cutting out the threes in his game while embracing what he does best (using his prolific agility to take defenders off the dribble and get to the rim), Ellis could regain some prominence in the fantasy game.

2012-13

Ellis was traded to Milwaukee mid-season, and despite moving from the West Coast to the Midwest, his on-court situation was fairly linear. He moved from playing an undersized shooting guard with one young, three-point shooting point guard in Golden State (Stephen Curry) to another in Milwaukee (Brandon Jennings). As such, Ellis’ numbers in 21 games with Milwaukee were virtually identical to his previous 37 games with Golden State last season. With Jennings healthy (as compared to the oft-injured Curry missing games), Ellis did give way in his scoring a little, and having the ball out of his hands more helped reduce his turnovers. His points per game fell from 21.9 to 17.6 following the trade, though some of that decline can be attributed to adjusting to a new system, teammates, and role. He found his place in April, notching three 30-point games and shooting 46.2 percent from the field during the month. A more positive trend was Ellis’ improved turnover rate, as the less frenetic pace of the Bucks’ offense helped him drop his turnovers from 3.3 per game with the Warriors to 2.6 with the Bucks. The improvement gave Ellis to the best assist-to-turnover ratio of his career (1.95). With a full offseason to get acclimated to his team, Ellis could reasonably be expected to reclaim his status as a 20-point scorer given the underwhelming wing and frontcourt scoring options on the roster. His productivity in points, assists, and steals, and his improving turnover rate, should see him remain a top-tier shooting guard this season.

2011-12

Ellis has put up comparable stats to some of the league’s most highly-touted shooting guards the last two seasons, but the Warriors’ struggles, and his propensity for turning the ball over, have kept him a tier below the top guys like Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant. Experts thought the presence and growth of second-year guard Stephen Curry was going to hurt Ellis’ value last season, but it turned out to be Curry who took a back seat to Ellis in coach Keith Smart’s offense. The Warriors hired Mark Jackson to be their new head coach, a move that will likely change the dynamic in the Warriors’ backcourt some. While Jackson has stated an eagerness to coach both Ellis and Curry, it’s Curry who is widely considered to be the future of Golden State. As such, it may be just a matter of time before Ellis is traded or used in a reduced role. That said, Ellis’ talent for putting up gaudy stats in both offensive and defensive categories will keep him well worth his draft position this year. He’ll be just 26 years old entering this season, leaving open the potential for him to improve even further on his already impressive numbers.

2010-11

During the 2009-10 season, the average NBA team recorded about 93 possessions over the course of a regulation game. As for the Warriors? They averaged just over 100 per game, a full three more than the second-fastest Pacers and over five more than the notoriously pacey Suns and Knicks. Obviously, Golden State's running ways help any player who can find the floor, but the players bound to be most benefited are those who use the majority of those possessions. Other than Stephen Curry, who broke out during his rookie season last year, the most active player for Golden Stae is Ellis. After missing most of the 2008-09 season due to a moped-related ankle injury, Ellis played up to his potential last season, producing like a first-round player on a per-game basis. Besides his conspicuous scoring abilities (25.5 points per game), Ellis was actually most valuable in the steals category, where he finished second only to Rajon Rondo with 2.2 per game. Interestingly, teammate Curry also finished among the league leaders in this category, suggesting that – in addition to the sheer number of minutes played by both – ball-hawking might be a team-mandated priority. As for drawbacks, they're twofold for Ellis. First, there's the issue of durability. Ellis missed 18 more games last season, which does little to inspire confidence in his ability to top the 70-game threshold anytime soon. Second, for those owners in 9-cat leagues, there's Ellis's turnover numbers (3.8 per game), which drop him from second-round territory down to the fourth or fifth.

2009-10

Ellis missed the majority of last season with a torn ligament in his left ankle that he suffered during the offseason in a low-speed moped accident. He underwent successful surgery shortly thereafter and went on to return in late-January to play 25 games. Ellis was electric during that 25-game stretch, putting up averages of 23.5 points, 4.7 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.9 steals in 14 games after the All-Star break. He went on to suffer another major setback in April though, when he took a shot to his surgically-repaired ankle that resulted in a bone bruise and inflammation. He sat out the final seven games of the season to rest the ankle and prepare for this upcoming season. While it was encouraging to see Ellis return to being the dominant player that he was in 2007-08, his ankle injury is worrisome and makes him a risky proposition moving forward. The per-game potential is there, but there’s really no telling how long he will be able to stay healthy and on the court. His game is built on the explosiveness and lateral movement that is generated from his lower body, his legs and feet in particular, so this is something to keep a close eye on during training camp.

2008-09

In mid-August, our biggest concern about Ellis was how he would handle the transition from scoring guard to point guard. Now, all we can do is wonder about the torn ligament in his left ankle – and the subsequent reports he hurt the ankle performing prohibited non-basketball activity. If the reports are true, the Warriors are within their rights to void Ellis’ six-year deal he signed in the offseason. Golden State probably wouldn’t go that far, but a fine is a possibility. Prior to the injury, which is expected to keep him out of action until early December, Ellis was one of the most exciting young players in the league with great explosion to the basket. He still needs to develop his point-guard skills, but that growth will be stunted by this setback. And it might be for the best because Ellis is such a good scorer from the two-guard slot, even if his 3-point shooting needs work. Ellis’ speed makes him an ideal fit for coach Don Nelson’s wide-open attack, but the injury will limit him to 50-55 games.

2007-08

The draft-night trade of Jason Richardson officially made the Warriors’ Monta Ellis’ team. Probably the biggest surprise of the 2006-07 season, Ellis set new career-highs in just about every category even though he spent a good portion of the year in a time-share with Jason Richardson or playing out-of-position at the point. He has the quickness and handle to get to the rim more or less at will, and a jumper that keeps defenses honest and creates space for him to drive. His experience running the point will help create assist opportunities, and he’ll even grab a board or two. With a clearer role this season, look for another set of career highs to be established.

2006-07

With Baron Davis injured last year, Ellis got a chance to play major minutes at the end of the season and showed flashes of why the Warriors drafted him straight out of high school last year. He averaged 11.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.1 steals in 11 games in April. Ellis should inherit the backup point guard job now that Derek Fisher is in Utah and could be worth keeping an eye on, especially if Baron Davis gets hurt.

2005-06

Ellis put up insane numbers last year in high school averaging 38.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 7.9 assists per game. Of course, making the jump to the pros is no easy feat and this high schooler will most likely marinate on the Warriors bench this year as he learns the pro game. At 6'3, he lacks the size and strength to play the conventional two guard in the NBA and doesn't possess the ball handling skills to play the point. His athleticism and upside are unquestioned but it's unlikely he will get a lot of playing time this season.