The reliable Marc Stein reports that Monta Ellis and the Mavs are quickly closing in on a three year deal.
Monta Ellis and Mavericks closing in on a three-year deal that could rise to as much as $30 million. Deal on course to be completed today— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 12, 2013
I'm having a hard time processing this move to properly analyze it. Let's start with the positive: Monta Ellis does have a lot of talent and could fill in as the second scoring option behind Dirk -- before this signing, the Mavericks didn't have a player like that.
On the other hand, Monta Ellis has never been able to utilize his talent, mainly because of a dark and twisted shot selection that relies on inefficient long two-pointers that he's terrible at making. Also, he joins a backcourt that was already crowded with the signing of five guards and the drafting of two more. Oh, and he doesn't play defense.
Basically, the Mavs have gone full YOLO this offseason. What do y'all think?