Monta Ellis

Monta Ellis (IND) “Montaellahaveitall” | “Mississippi Bullet” nike

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IND Guard: 6’3, 185 lbs; 13th year, Lanier HS (MS) 

 NBA Role: scoring two-guard • Salty DOG

Monta Ellis may not have it all but is an uncontrollable scorer capable of going OFF; falls into gun mode on the reg but is a very underrated PnR playmaker and persistently attacks in the midrange; too fast: for years, Ellis has made life a living hell for defenses by speeding hard to the basket & racing down the floor for whirling dervishes in transition; varied scorer, can beat you in a number of ways off the dribble – gather-Js, fading step backs (avg. almost 19/game for his career); could produce big as a (Dallas) Jason Terry-esque Sixth Man – for that to happen, needs to become more efficient from downtown, while making a point to maintain optimal ball movement

Signature Move: side dribble after a screen, midrange J

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 77


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Career: 17.8 points/game, 4.6 assists/game, 45% FG

Most Improved Player (2007)

Has a song ‘named’ after him

Montaellahaveitall – hello, old friend

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  • “Ta” – Clutch bucket by Monta Ellis – what’s new? (via FreeDawkins; Jan. 2016):