Apr 25, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Monta Ellis is guarded by Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem during game three of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Bucks’ Monta Ellis Says He’s “Bolting” Milwaukee In Free Agency


Milwaukee Bucks guard Monta Ellis either is no fan of Wisconsin or he thinks he’s going to cash in this Summer as apparently, he’s been telling friends he’s “bolting” out of Milwaukee soon as he can.

Per Gery Woelfel of the Journal Times:

Starting shooting guard Monte Ellis has an opt-out clause in his contract and has told associates he’s bolting Milwaukee.

That opt-out clause Woelfel talks about would pay Ellis $11 million dollars for the 2013-14 season, but Ellis sounds as if he has other plans after spending parts of a season and a quarter in Milwaukee.

The 8 year veteran has reportedly expressed interest in playing for the Sacramento Kings, who recently hired Mike Malone as their head coach. Malone and Ellis seemed to hit it off splendidly in Golden State before Ellis’ trade and a reunion might be in the heart of Ellis. Monta reportedly gushed about Malone’s ability to relate to players and his basketball IQ.

Ellis finished the 2012-13 season averaging 19.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 6 assists and 2.1 steals on 41.6% shooting.

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  • mbradleyc

    Good. Get the hell out of my town. Good luck finding someone to pay you $11,000,000 next season.

    • Jordan Fata

      Yeah Monta and good luck finding a team that will be on television more than three times a year.

  • Steve

    No top flight player or coach would touch Milwaukee with a 10 foot pole. This organization is cancer. When Jennings and Monta is gone, I can see us finishing behind the Bobcats and New Orleans. To all you Buck fans who blame and make Ellis & Jennings the scapegoat, be careful what you wish for cause you just might get it.