New York Knicks Reportedly Interested in Monta Ellis

by July 01, 2013
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Among the various teams interested in free agent guard Monta Ellis, are the New York Knicks. It seems like an unlikely marriage mostly due to finances, but Ellis reportedly is looking to join a contender next season. Per CBS Sports: ā€œA union of Ellis and the Knicks is viewed as a long shot, as the Knicks have only the $3.2 million taxpayer mid-level exception available. Ellis just opted out of a deal that would have paid him $11 million next season in Milwaukee. But Ellis, 27, and his Washington, D.C.-based agent, Jeff Fried, are known to be willing to compromise in order to sign with a contending team. And the Knicks, who face the free-agent loss of sixth man of the year J.R. Smith, would provide ample opportunity for Ellis to showcase his scoring prowess deep into the playoffs. The Bulls, Spurs, Nuggets and Suns also are among the teams who expressed interest in Ellis as the free-agent negotiating period began Monday at 12:01 a.m. ET, league sources said.ā€