Apr 28, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Monta Ellis (right) drives for the basket against Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (eft) in game four of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Monta Ellis Says He'd Like to Play for Memphis Grizzlies

Earlier today, Monta Ellis reportedly told the Milwaukee Bucks that he was opting out of his contract to become a free agent and has interest in playing for the Memphis Grizzlies, this according to Gary Woelfel.

Per Woelfel:

As I reported back in April, Monta Ellis planned to bolt Bucks. He has told friends he’d like to join Grizzlies, although that may be d …

I’m not sure where Woelfel was going at the end of his tweet as he appeared unaware that it cut off, but partial tweet or not it’s hard to envision the interest from the Grizzlies being mutual.

Going into the 2013-14 season, the Memphis Grizzlies will have a team salary of nearly $58 million dollars and that’s without exercising the options on Austin Daye and Jon Leuer. That also doesn’t include Tony Allen, who is an unrestricted free agent and somebody the Grizzlies will obviously want back.

The Grizzlies could try to swing a sing and trade for Ellis, but overall it just seems like an unlikely scenario despite Ellis’ interest.

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