Monta Ellis signs deal with Pacers

Scoring machine Monta Ellis has officially agreed to a four year $44 million deal with the Indiana Pacers. Ellis was one of the last remaining elite scorers left in free agency, and after considering the Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat and Sacramento Kings Ellis has decided to join forces with Paul George in what is a major upgrade for the Pacers. Now with a great scoring ball handler joining Indiana’s already elite defense, the Pacers look to be back amongst the top tier of the Eastern Conference next season.

Ellis spent the first seven year of his career with the Golden State Warriors, drafter one year before Stephen Curry, being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks where he played one season with Brandon Jennings. He most recently played with Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks. Always having the pleasure of playing alongside fellow star players, Ellis and George look to be a dynamic scoring duo in the Pacers’ backcourt.

Ellis has a career scoring average of 19.3 points per game on 45% shooting. He as only averaged less than 16 points per game in one season which was his rookie season. Ellis has four seasons of 20+ per game scoring and only three seasons under 19 points per game. Ellis adds elite scoring to a Pacers team that desperately needs it. Ellis is a downgrade from former starting Pacers guard George Hill when it comes to defense. However Ellis’ offense will be well worth it.