Dirk Nowitzki thinks Monta Ellis will opt out of contract

BY foxsports • June 16, 2015

Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis has a decision to make this offseason. 

Ellis can either accept his player option worth $8.7 million next year and stay with the Mavs, or he can decline that option and enter free agency, where he would be free to sign with any team. 

Given that he was the leading scorer of a 50-win team, Ellis may be ready to cash in with a bigger payday and secure long-term financial security.

At least that's what Dirk Nowitzki thinks.  

Here's more from Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News:

“I haven’t talked to him lately, but I’m guessing he’ll opt out,” Nowitzki said Tuesday at the Mavericks’ Hoop Camp presented by Academy Sports and Outdoors at Episcopal School of Dallas. 

“Why would he not? He had two phenomenal seasons here. He was our closer and our leading scorer last year. And I’m sure for his market value he feels like he was a little underpaid. “That’s my feeling, that he’ll opt out. But that’s his decision. My gut feeling is that he’ll opt out. That’s another decision we’ll have to make. He’s another guy I’d love to keep. But we all know how free agency goes.”

(h/t Dallas Morning News)

Photo Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

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