Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 at 2:00 pm  |  34 responses

Rick Carlisle Says Monta Ellis is the NBA’s Fastest Player

New Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis is the League’s quickest player, according to his coach and the man who signs the checks. Per the Dallas Morning News: “Rick Carlisle has called newcomer Monta Ellis the fastest player in basketball, and Mark Cuban echoed that sentiment. ‘I never thought I’d see somebody make J.J. [Barea] look slow,’ Cuban said. ‘Monta’s a blur. Monta truly is a one-man fast-break.’”

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  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    JJ Barea is your barometer? LMAO

  • King David

    i know right lmaooo

  • ChosenOne

    Tony Parker has something to say about that.

  • JibbsIsBallin

    Haha…not even Jason “The Jet” Terry? Oh man, Ellis must be crazy fast.

  • robb

    Barea’s not fast, he’s quick. There’s a difference.

  • LakeShow

    Monta is really fast. He’s probably top 10.


    Fastest to shoot yea; I’d believe that one! I think John Wall, Ty Lawson and a few others might disagree with Rick Carlisle tho

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Do people not see John Wall and Darren Collison sprint with and without the ball? It’s those 2 and then everyone else.

  • BugEyes

    Yea darren is the fastest I think, his parents are like sprinters. I remeber playing 2k when th ford was the only 99 speed and quickness I’ve seen to date

  • Caboose

    Let’s get this straight first:
    Quickness: lateral movements, acceleration
    Speed: sprinting with and without the ball
    I take quickest to mean player with most quickness and fastest to mean player with the most speed.
    To me, Wall, Collison, and LeBron are the fastest while Lawson, Parker, and Ellis are the quickest.

  • bike

    I’ll bet that Wall and Lawson could probably score 4.3 sec in a 40 while dribbling.

  • Nathan Shane Long

    Lebron the fastest in the league

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    It might have something to do with constant movement. If players had an odometer his mileage might be off the charts. Dude never seems to stand still in one area for two long. But movement with the ball is another story. His handles aren’t crisp enough compared to others mentioned in the comments. Devin Harris might even be faster than him off of a maintained dribble. He does have a very explosive first step similar to D-Rose though.

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    Know this isn’t about him, but since it’s about being fast and news just leaked about him retiring officially and because I just feel like saying it…Iverson was the fastest dude I saw with the ball.

    But John Wall is that dude now. And I’ll mention Rose too because he’s pretty fast but also completely under control. Tough to do.

  • Nathan Shane Long

    Westbrook the fastest point guard in the league

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    Nah. End to end, John Wall is the guy.

  • LP @ThisisEther

    Lmaoooooo 2K…..

  • Mack

    1a 1b 1c John Wall Russell Westbrook Ty Lawson.

    Also worth noting Derrick Rose before the injury was equal to if not faster than those 3.

    Btw who remembers when Devin Harris was considered the fastest???? Seems so long ago..

  • Nathan Shane Long

    westbrook is far more athletic and quicker than wall i know that john has had the label of being fast but they are far more speedy point guards in the league

  • Datkid


  • Datkid

    Wall has athleticism equal to westbrooks

  • Datkid

    remember when you showed me that video of them running against that sprinter?

  • KenB

    Monte is fastest on offense but he makes up for that on defense.

  • Nathan Shane Long

    Wall ain’t even on Westbrook level

  • spit hot fiyah

    i would add fist step to quickness, unless u meant to have that under acceleration

  • Caboose

    Yeah for sure first step is under quickness

  • Caboose

    You uh, you don’t watch much basketball, do you?

  • Chukaz

    If they really think that Monta’s a blurr, they might need to get their eyes checked. They’re probably just old and not wearing glasses yet. If Monta’s a blurr, Wall and Lawson are invisible. Eddie Curry’s HD.

  • str8 from samoa

    yea straight up its westbrook. enough said.

  • 919Hangtime

    Stoops John Wall is a legit 6’4 banger go watch some highlights kiddo.

  • Feez_22

    Wall is definitely faster end to end than westbrook.

  • Nathan Shane Long

    who the hell watches the garbage ass Wizards?

  • Smits#45

    I believe Devin Harris once held the record for the worlds fastest man with a basketball. I don’t know if that record still stands though…

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    Wist ik niet, bedankt!