Monta Ellis

Monta Ellis Bio, Age, Net Worth, Wife, Number, Career/Contracts, Stats

Monta Ellis is an American professional basketball player. He attended Lanier High School in Jackson, Mississippi, where he was a McDonald’s All-American and first-team Parade All-American.

Monta Ellis Biography

Monta Ellis is an American professional basketball player. He attended Lanier High School in Jackson, Mississippi, where he was a McDonald’s All-American and first-team Parade All-American.

Monta Ellis

He entered the NBA directly out of high school, being drafted with the 40th overall pick by the Golden State Warriors in the 2005 NBA draft. He was named the NBA Most Improved Player in 2007. After six and a half seasons with the Warriors, he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in March 2012. A season and a half with the Bucks was followed by two seasons with the Dallas Mavericks and two seasons with the Indiana Pacers.

Monta Ellis Age

Born on October 26, 1985.

Monta Ellis Net Worth

Monta has a net worth of $31 million.

Monta Ellis Personal Life

Ellis married Juanika Ellis in 2010. He and his wife, Juanika, have two children. Ellis is a sneakerhead and an avid fisherman.

Monta Ellis Number

Monta Ellis plays for Golden State Warriors. He is a shooting Guard and plays number 8.
Previously he played for Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks as a point guard and shooting guard at number 11 in all three.

Monta Ellis High School Career

Ellis attended Lanier High School in Jackson, Mississippi. As a senior in 2004–05, Ellis led Lanier to its second state crown in four years, averaging 38.4 points, 7.9 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 4.5 steals per game for a team that finished 35–2 and No. 3 in the FAB 50 national rankings. During his senior season, Ellis scored 65 points against Greenwood. The schools met again later that season, where Ellis had 72 points, a mark tied for second on the all-time state charts. He also had 46 points against Oak Hill Academy. For his efforts, Ellis was named 2005 EA SPORTS National Player of the Year and Parade co-Player of the Year with Greg Oden. Ellis led Lanier to a 129–16 record in his four seasons as a starter, winning the 4A state championship in both 2002 (33–5) and 2005 and runner-up finishes in 2003 (31–4) and 2004 (30–5). He finished ranked second in state history with 4,167 points, good for 28.7 points per game.

Ellis originally committed to Mississippi State University, but later decided to enter the NBA draft.

Monta Ellis Professional Career/Contracts

Golden State Warriors (2005–2012)
2005–06 season
Ellis was selected with the 40th overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors. He appeared in 46 games as a rookie and made three starts, with all three coming over the last four games of the season. He averaged 6.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 18.1 minutes per game. In the Warriors’ season finale on April 19, 2006, Ellis scored a season-high 27 points and had a chance to put the game into overtime, but his 3-pointer at the buzzer bounced off the rim, as Golden State lost 105–102 to the Utah Jazz.

2006–07 season
Ellis averaged 16.5 points, 4.1 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 2006–07, helping the Warriors return to the playoffs after a 12-year absence. Ellis increased his scoring by 9.7 points from his rookie season, the largest increase in the NBA. Starting 53 of the 77 games he appeared in, Ellis reached double figures in scoring 68 times, including 24 games of 20 or more points. He scored a season-high 31 points three times, twice in November and once in March. Ellis recorded a career-high 13 assists against the Los Angeles Clippers on February 24. He recorded three or more steals 20 times and had a career-high six against the Seattle SuperSonics on March 17 including at least five steals three times, 2007. He was subsequently named the NBA Most Improved Player. He helped the Warriors defeat the Dallas Mavericks in six games in the first round of the playoffs, becoming the first No. 8 seed to capture a best-of-seven playoff series in May. In the second round, the Warriors went on to lose in five games to the Utah Jazz.

2008–09 season
On July 24, 2008, Ellis re-signed with the Warriors to a six-year, $66 million contract. However, in August, he was sidelined for three-plus months after suffering a Grade 3 high ankle sprain, a torn deltoid ligament and a syndesmosis disruption of his left ankle that required surgery. The injuries occurred in a motorized scooter accident, but his mistake was compounded by telling the Warriors he hurt himself playing pickup ball in his native Mississippi, only coming clean about the accident several days later. As a result, he was suspended by the Warriors for 30 games without pay—the approximate number of games he was expected to miss with the injury anyway.

Ellis made his season debut on January 23, 2009, scoring 20 points in a 106–105 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. On March 11 against the New Jersey Nets, Ellis returned to the line-up after missing seven games to attend to a family emergency. On April 1, he scored a career-high 42 points to go with nine rebounds and nine assists in a 143–141 overtime win over the Sacramento Kings. After jamming his left ankle late in overtime, Ellis missed the final seven games of the season to finish with a total of 57 missed games in 2008–09. In 25 games, he averaged 19.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.6 steals per game.

2009–10 season
On November 25, 2009, Ellis scored 42 points in a 118–104 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. On November 30, he scored a career-high 45 points in a 126–107 win over the Indiana Pacers. On February 3, he set a new career high with 46 points in a 110–101 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Between late February and early March, Ellis missed six straight games with a back injury. Then between late March and early April, he missed seven straight games with the flu. Ellis solidified himself as one of the top guards in the NBA and in the process emerged as the team’s true leader. His career-best 25.5 points per game was second among Western Conference guards and sixth overall in the NBA and he also ranked among the NBA leaders in steals and minutes played.

2010–11 season
In the Warriors’ season opener on October 27, 2010, Ellis matched his career high with 46 points in a 132–128 win over the Houston Rockets, setting the third-best total by a Warriors player in a season opener. Only Wilt Chamberlain, who had 48 points in 1961 and 56 points in 1962, had more. On November 19, he scored 40 points in a 125–119 loss to the New York Knicks. It was his sixth career 40-point game. On December 20, he scored 44 points in a 121–112 loss to the Rockets. On December 27, he was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, December 20, through Sunday, December 26. On March 4, 2011, he scored 28 of his 41 points in the second half of the Warriors’ 107–103 loss to the Boston Celtics. For the season, he ranked eighth in scoring, first in minutes and third in steals. Many around the league thought that Ellis was deserving of being an All-Star.

Milwaukee Bucks (2012–2013)
On March 13, 2012, Ellis was traded, along with Kwame Brown and Ekpe Udoh, to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson. His debut for the Bucks came on March 16 against the Warriors in Oakland at Oracle Arena, where he recorded 18 points, four rebounds and four assists in a 120–98 win. His best performance for the Bucks in 2011–12 came on April 11, when he recorded 35 points, 10 assists, six rebounds and four steals in a 111–107 loss to the New York Knicks.

The 2012–13 season saw Ellis start in all 82 games for the Bucks. On December 22, he scored 37 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers. On 31st December, he was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, December 24, through Sunday, December 30. On 4th March, he was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, February 25, through Sunday, March 3. On 17th March, he scored a season-high 39 points against the Orlando Magic. On 12th April, Ellis led Milwaukee with 27 points and a career-high 17 assists in a 109–104 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. On April 15, he scored 38 points against the Denver Nuggets. In his first playoff appearance since 2007 with Golden State, the Bucks were swept by the Miami Heat in the first round. Ellis averaged 19.2 points in 2012–13 but had the lowest 3-point shooting percentage among eligible players at 28.7 percent.

Dallas Mavericks (2013–2015)
23rd July, 2013, Ellis signed a three-year, $25 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks. He joined the Mavericks with questions about his efficiency on offense. The 2013–14 season saw Ellis start in all 82 games for the Mavericks. In his debut for the Mavericks on October 30, 2013, Ellis scored 32 points in a 118–109 season-opening win over the Atlanta Hawks. He was 11 of 17 from the field and had eight assists. On November 20, he scored a season-high 37 points in a 123–120 win over the Houston Rockets. On April 12, 2014, he matched his season high with 37 points in a 101–98 win over the Phoenix Suns. He was subsequently named Wester Conference Player of the Week for the final week of the season. The eighth-seeded Mavericks pushed their first-round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs to seven games, but ultimately lost 4–3. Over the seven games, Ellis averaged 20.4 points per game.

On December 2, 2014, Ellis scored 38 points in a 132–129 double-overtime win over the Chicago Bulls. On December 20, Ellis equaled his season high with 38 points, including 11 during the final four minutes, as the Mavericks rallied late to beat the Spurs 99–93. On March 24, 2015, he matched his season high with 38 points in a 101–94 win over the Spurs. For the regular season, Ellis averaged 18.9 points to become the first player other than Dirk Nowitzki to lead the Mavericks in scoring since 1999–2000. In the Mavericks’ five-game first-round playoff series loss to the Rockets, Ellis averaged 26.0 points per game, including scoring a playoff career-high 34 points in a 130–128 loss in game three and 31 points in a 121–109 win in game four.

On June 24, 2015, Ellis decided not to pick up the option for the final year of his contract with the Mavericks, thus becoming a free agent. He underwent surgery on his right knee before the start of free agency, with the procedure described as “minor”.

Indiana Pacers (2015–2017)
On July 14, 2015, Ellis signed a four-year, $44 million contract with the Indiana Pacers. He appeared in 81 games in 2015–16, all as a starter, sitting out only the regular-season finale ahead of the playoffs. On 10th January, 2016, he had a season-high 13 assists in a 107–103 overtime loss to the Houston Rockets. On 30th January, Ellis scored a season-high 32 points and had nine rebounds to lead the Pacers to a 109–105 overtime win over the Denver Nuggets. He finished the season averaging 13.8 points on 43 percent shooting, including 31 percent from the 3-point line. Turnover prone, he averaged 2.5 turnovers during the regular season and 2.4 during the playoffs.

In the Pacers’ season opener on October 26, 2016, Ellis recorded 19 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and three steals in a 130–121 overtime win over the Dallas Mavericks. He failed to surpass that scoring mark for the rest of the season, scoring 19 points twice in November and again in March. On December 10, he injured his groin in the first half of the Pacers’ comeback win over the Portland Trail Blazers. He subsequently missed the next eight games with a strained right groin. Upon returning from injury, he lost his starting spot to Glenn Robinson III. In 74 games, he made 33 starts and averaged 8.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.1 steals in 27.0 minutes per game.

On July 6, 2017, Ellis was waived by the Pacers.

Monta Ellis Stats

NBA

Legend

  GP

Games played

  GS

Games started

 MPG

Minutes per game

 FG%

Field goal percentage

 3P%

3-point field goal percentage

 FT%

Free throw percentage

 RPG

Rebounds per game

 APG

Assists per game

 SPG

Steals per game

 BPG

Blocks per game

 PPG

Points per game

 Bold

Career high

Regular Season

Year

Team

GP

GS

MPG

FG%

3P%

FT%

RPG

APG

SPG

BPG

PPG

2005–06

Golden State

49

3

18.1

.415

.341

.712

2.1

1.6

.7

.2

6.8

2006–07

Golden State

77

53

34.3

.475

.273

.763

3.2

4.1

1.7

.3

16.5

2007–08

Golden State

81

72

37.9

.531

.231

.767

5.0

3.9

1.5

.3

20.2

2008–09

Golden State

25

25

35.7

.451

.308

.830

4.3

3.7

1.6

.3

19.0

2009–10

Golden State

64

64

41.4*

.449

.338

.753

4.0

5.3

2.2

.4

25.5

2010–11

Golden State

80

80

40.3*

.451

.361

.789

3.5

5.6

2.1

.3

24.1

2011–12

Golden State

37

37

36.9

.433

.321

.812

3.4

6.0

1.5

.3

21.9

2011–12

Milwaukee

21

21

36.0

.432

.267

.764

3.5

5.9

1.4

.3

17.6

2012–13

Milwaukee

82

82

37.5

.416

.286

.773

3.9

6.0

2.1

.4

19.2

2013–14

Dallas

82

82

36.9

.451

.330

.788

3.6

5.7

1.7

.3

19.0

2014–15

Dallas

80

80

33.7

.445

.285

.752

2.4

4.1

1.9

.3

18.9

2015–16

Indiana

81

81

33.8

.427

.309

.786

3.3

4.7

1.9

.5

13.8

2016–17

Indiana

74

33

27.0

.443

.319

.727

2.8

3.2

1.1

.4

8.5

Career

833

713

34.8

.451

.314

.772

3.5

4.6

1.7

.3

17.8

PlayOffs 

Year

Team

GP

GS

MPG

FG%

3P%

FT%

RPG

APG

SPG

BPG

PPG

2007

Golden State

11

6

21.6

.390

.111

.821

2.3

.9

.9

.2

8.0

2013

Milwaukee

4

4

38.0

.436

.158

.375

3.3

5.5

2.5

.3

14.3

2014

Dallas

7

7

35.6

.409

.353

.871

2.4

2.9

1.3

.1

20.4

2015

Dallas

5

5

39.4

.468

.367

.750

3.2

5.2

2.0

.6

26.0

2016

Indiana

7

7

32.1

.434

.333

.800

3.9

4.3

2.1

.0

11.6

2017

Indiana

4

2

18.9

.400

.250

.800

2.0

1.3

.5

.3

5.5

Career

38

31

29.9

.427

.298

.755

2.8

3.0

1.5

.2

13.7

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