Monta Ellis has agreed to a deal with the Dallas Mavericks that will make him as much as $30 million dollars over the next three seasons. Ellis opted out of the final season of his contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, which was valued at about $11 million dollars. The Mavericks also signed point guard Jose Calderon earlier this month. Dallas’ back court will be completely new this upcoming season.
Ellis entered the 2005 NBA Draft after graduating from Lanier High School in Jackson, Mississippi, The Golden State Warriors drafted him in the second round of that draft. Hewas nicknamed “The Mississippi Missile” for his speed on the court. In March 2012, Monta Ellis, Ekpe Udoh and Kwame Brown were traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson. Ellis played his first game as part of the Bucks the day after the trade. That game happened to be against his old team, the Warriors, at Oracle Arena. He had 18 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists in that game.