Monta Ellis not sure of next move after being waived by Pacers
After two seasons with the Indiana Pacers, Monta Ellis was waived six days into free agency. With the Pacers using the stretch provision in order to pay his $11.2 million remaining salary over five seasons, it allowed Ellis plenty of time to sign with a new team. Unfortunately, as the 2017-18 NBA season approaches, the 12-year veteran remains a free agent as teams are close to filling out the remainder of their rosters.
According to Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports, Ellis is doing well, but is not sure what his next move will be at this stage of his career:
Just spoke with free agent Monta Ellis at the gym here in Indy. He says he’s doing well, and is not yet sure of his next move.
— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) September 15, 2017
Known as a volume shooter throughout his career, Ellis’ production has steadily declined at 31 years old. With uncertainty surrounding his future, most players in his position usually take their talents to China in hopes of being signed by a team later in the season for their playoff push.
For the Pacers, they enter a new era in franchise history after trading Paul George for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. With only half of the roster remaining from last season, Indiana is attempting to remain competitive in the weakened Eastern Conference, but it will be a challenge after losing their four-time All-Star and primary scorer.