Monta Ellis Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation Surrounding Pacers Guard

July 2nd, 2016 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply »

Indiana Pacers guard Monta Ellis has garnered trade interest with the league's free-agency period in full swing. 

On Saturday, ESPN's Marc Stein reported the Pacers and Sacramento Kings have spoken recently about a possible deal that would send Ellis to the Kings in a trade involving forward Rudy Gay.

Stein added that the Kings have been high on Ellis since last summer, but Indiana "is said to prefer" trading guard Rodney Stuckey instead.

Continue for updates.

Kings Drop Out of Ellis Chase Saturday, July 2 Sam Amick of USA Today heard some different reports:

As a free agent last offseason, Ellis decided to sign a four-year, $43.9 million deal with the Pacers, per Spotrac. 

Once a headlining scorer within the backcourt of the Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks and Dallas Mavericks, Ellis saw his numbers drop with the Pacers last season:

A lot of that had to do with playing in an offense with a premier scorer like Paul George, who paced Indiana's offense with 23.1 points per game. 

Given that George can single-handedly carry a team, ...

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