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spreadeagle
06-08-2013, 12:00 AM
The Milwaukee Bucks offered a two-year extension to Monta Ellis that would have resulted in a total package of nearly $36 million over three years, according to sources.

Ellis would have had to opt in to the additional two years.

Ellis has until June 20 to decide whether to opt into the final season of his deal. Ellis signed a six-year, $66 million contract with the Golden State Warriors in 2008.

The average salary in the deal would have been about $12 million.

Ellis would have received some protection against injury with a three-year deal while also having the chance to be a free agent at the age of 30. But he may be interested in testing the market now.

Yahoo Sports recently reported that Ellis plans to opt out of his contract and could be interested in the Sacramento Kings, who hired former Golden State assistant Mike Malone as their new coach after undergoing an ownership change.

Ellis worked under Malone’s tutelage in Oakland while playing for the Warriors.

Ellis finished as the Bucks’ leading scorer last season, averaging 19.2 points to go along with 6.0 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 steals. Ellis played in all 82 games for the first time in his pro career and was the only Bucks player to accomplish the feat last season.

The 6-foot-3 guard ranked 11th in the league in scoring and fourth in steals. http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/210607001.html

Ryan328
06-08-2013, 12:16 AM
He wants out no shock

IndyRealist
06-08-2013, 06:38 PM
At some point in time, Milwaukee is going to realize that they have an outstanding frontcourt and that all of their problems stem from their starting backcourt. Likely this will happen a month after Jennings and Ellis sign long term deals.

RaiderLakersA's
06-08-2013, 08:52 PM
Ellis is going to back up Kobe for a year and then become the starter when 24 retires. He's just waiting for an invite from Mitch.

NBA_Starter
06-08-2013, 09:54 PM
I don't understand why he wouldn't take it.

ChitownSports16
06-08-2013, 09:58 PM
He better take this money.

ChitownBears22
06-08-2013, 10:02 PM
Addition by subtraction if the Bucks lose Ellis and Jennings. Those are two players holding this team back.

LongWayFromHome
06-08-2013, 10:39 PM
This is why MIL will always suck

lol, please
06-08-2013, 10:57 PM
Monta will take the Kings to a 'ship under Malone next season. Heard it here first folks.

NBA_Starter
06-08-2013, 10:58 PM
Monta will take the Kings to a 'ship under Malone next season. Heard it here first folks.

Did they have a good working relationship in GS?

MrfadeawayJB
06-08-2013, 11:19 PM
Ellis and cousins would be a nice duo. Trade Evans for a vet wing and bam! Playoff chances

lol, please
06-09-2013, 12:00 AM
Did they have a good working relationship in GS?

Not so much that as much as it's the fact that Monta wants to play in Sactown and Malone knows him and should be able to harness him and make him efficient.

gatkins11
06-09-2013, 12:25 AM
He better take this money.

Yep