Report: Monta Ellis expected to opt out of contract

BY foxsports • June 12, 2015

Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis might not be with the team much longer.

Ellis has spent the last two seasons with the Mavericks, but will have a player option for the 2015-16 season. Ellis will need to decide within the next two weeks whether he wants to opt in to his deal worth $8.72 million or opt out and become an unrestricted free agent. 

Here's Tim MacMahon at ESPN.com with more: 

The expectation remains that Ellis will opt out of the final year of his contract and seek a healthy raise after leading the Mavs in scoring last season, although Ellis has kept his intentions quiet.  

Ellis should not anticipate that raise coming from the Mavs, who would rather move on than make a major long-term investment in a one-dimensional player whose moodiness and selfishness negatively impacted the team’s chemistry last season, according to sources with knowledge of the front office's thought process."

(h/t ESPN)

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