Hawks Reportedly Interested in Monta Ellis

by July 07, 2013
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After losing Josh Smith to the Pistons, the Hawks have some money to throw around, and ESPN reports they’re thinking about making an offer to high-scoring guard Monta Ellis: “The Atlanta Hawks wanted to trade for Monta Ellis on deadline day in February. They haven’t lost interest, either. The Hawks, according to NBA front-office sources, have emerged as a serious suitor for Ellis in free agency on top of the deals Atlanta has already struck with former Utah Jazz forward Paul Millsap and returning sharpshooter Kyle Korver. With the future of restricted free agent point guard Jeff Teague still uncertain, Atlanta has roughly $10 million in available salary-cap space to potentially use on Ellis. Sources say that the Hawks have also given center Andrew Bynum some thought, but all the latest signals suggest that Ellis is the Hawks’ top current target.”