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

NBA Free Agency 2013: New York Knicks Showing Interest in Monta Ellis

The free agent market wasted no time in heating up and the most recent interest comes from the New York Knicks. According to reports, the Knicks are expressing interest in free agent guard Monta Ellis.

From Ken Berger of CBS Sports:

As the free-agent negotiatiing period opened Monday morning, the Knicks expressed an interest in pursuing a deal with Bucks shooting guard Monta Ellis, league sources told CBSSports.com.

A union of Ellis and the Knicks is viewed as a longshot, as the Knicks only have the $3.2 million taxpayer mid-level exception available. Ellis just opted out of a deal that would have paid him $11 million next season in Milwaukee.

When you look at the interest in Ellis and the recent acquisition of Andrea Bargnani, the Knicks sure are making some eyebrow raising moves.

It’s always curious to see what the Knicks have in store and this offseason, but it is off to an interesting start.

Free agency kicked off just after midnight, so be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the free agency period as we keep you up to date with the latest news and rumors from around the league.

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