Monta Ellis is a well-loved figure among the Dallas Mavericks faithful. This is exactly why Mavs fans everywhere were excited to learn that the 35-year-old veteran recently worked out for the team amid his bid for a sensational NBA comeback.

Ellis is keeping his options open, though, and the fact that he also worked out with one of the Mavs' Southwest Division rivals in the Houston Rockets might not please Luka Doncic and the rest of the Dallas organization.

It was reported on Friday that the Mavs worked out Ellis along with two other NBA hopefuls in Isaiah Thomas and Lance Stephenson. No decision has been made yet on the part of the Mavs, and it only makes sense for Ellis to improve his chances of returning to the league by trying out with other teams as well.

Be that as it may, there are more than a few Mavs supporters that are hoping that Mark Cuban and his front office decide to bring back Monta for another run with the squad. The last time we saw Ellis in a Mavs uniform was during the 2014-15 season. That year, in his second and final season in Dallas, the 6-foot-3 shooting guard averaged 18.9 points, 2.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 1.9 steals in 33.7 minutes per contest.

It's been four years since Ellis last played a game in the NBA and he is no longer the dominant scorer he once was. Then again, he could potentially still provide some quality minutes off the bench for any team. His veteran voice could also serve as an asset for any team's young core — be it with Luka Doncic and the Mavs, the Rockets, or any other team in the league.