Report: Monta Ellis in ‘Serious Talks’ With Indiana Pacers

by July 01, 2015
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The Indiana Pacers are in hot pursuit of Monta Ellis, according to a report. Ellis is said to be looking at a three-year deal worth about $32 million from the Pacers, who reportedly have had their eyes on Ellis for a while now, as team president Larry Bird and coach Frank Vogel want to get more uptempo.

Ellis, 29, played in Dallas the last two seasons. He put up 18.9 points and 4.1 assists last year.

From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:

Free-agent guard Monta Ellis is engaged in serious talks on a possible three-year, $32 million-plus deal with the Indiana Pacers, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

 

Ellis has a scheduled trip into Indianapolis on Wednesday to meet with the Pacers’ front-office and coaching staffs, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

 

Indiana president Larry Bird and coach Frank Vogel want to play smaller and faster next season, and luring Ellis is an important part of the Pacers’ plan.