Milwaukee Bucks guard Monta Ellis has informed the franchise he will be entering free agency, this according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard.
Sources: Monte Ellis has told Bucks he is opting out of the 1-year, $11 million left on his contract. Will become coveted free agent
Despite spelling Monta’s name incorrectly, this isn’t exactly fresh news as Ellis had made no secrets about his desire to leave Wisconsin. The former long time Golden State Warrior earlier told friends that he was “bolting” Milwaukee, this after rejecting a two year, $26 million dollar deal.
There have been rumors that Ellis would be interested in joining the Sacramento Kings who hired former Warrior assistant coach Michael Malone. Malone and Ellis had a close relationship during their short tenure by the Bay and Ellis seemed open to a reunion, though, it’s unlikely unless the Kings make a move with current restricted free agent Tyreke Evans.