Monta Ellis




SEASON 28.4 43.9 27.6 84.8 8.7 2.9 3.3 0.4
CAREER STATS 35.3 45.1 31.3 77.6 18.3 3.5 4.7 0.3


6 ft3 in

/ 1.9m


185 lbs

/ 83.9kg


0021600635 ind sac recap

Paul George scores 24 points, Jeff Teague adds 22 points with 11 assists as Indiana wins 106-100.

0021600635 ind sac monta ellis steal score

Monta Ellis gets the steal and scores it on the break plus the foul.

20170112 IND DEN recap go90

Nikola Jokic puts on a show in London scoring 22 points and grabbing 10 rebounds against the Pacers in the 140-112 win.

0021600589 ind den recap

The Nuggets and Pacers face off in London from the O2 Arena as Nikola Jokic scores 22 points and adds 10 rebounds to lead Denver to a win, 140-112.

0021600552 nyk ind recap

The Pacers finish with six scorers in double figures led by Paul George's 19 to beat the Knicks, 123-109.

20170103 IND DET recap go90

The Pacers get 32 points from Paul George and they beat the Pistons, 121-116.

0021600523 ind det recap

Paul George scores 32 points, Myles Turner and Jeff Teague each add 17 points as the Pacers defeat the Pistons.

0021600523 ind det Ellis layup q4

Monta Ellis drives the lane and finishes with the lefty layup.

0021600523 ind det ellis and1 q2

Monta Ellis drives, draws the foul and gets the runner in the lane to fall.

0021600510 ORL IND recap

Myles Turner's double-double leads the Pacers over the Magic 117-104.

20161230 CHI IND recap go90

Paul George had 32 points and Jeff Teague had a career-high with 17 assists to help the Pacers defeat the Bulls, 111-101.

0021600476 ind was recap

John Wall scores a game-high 36 points to help lift the Wizards over the Pacers 111-105.

0021600440 bos ind recap

Isaiah Thomas scores 28 points with nine assists to top Jeff Teague's 31, as the Celtics take it 109-102.

0021600421 ind nyk recap

Carmelo Anthony gets 35 points as the Knicks defeat the Pacers, 118-111.

0021600400 ind det recap

Paul George scores 26 points and grabs seven rebounds to lead the visiting Pacers past the Pistons, 105-90.

20161214 IND MIA recap go90

Hassan Whiteside had a huge double-double with 26 points and 22 rebounds to lead the Heat to victory over the Pacers, 95 - 89.

20161210 POR IND recap go90

Paul George gets hot and scores 37 points to lead the Pacers over the Blazers, 118-111.

0021600348 por ind ellis floater 1q

Monta Ellis drives through the paint and knocks down the running floater.

20161209 IND DAL recap go90

Harrison Barnes had 25 points and Wesley Matthews added another 26 points as the Mavs beat the Pacers, 111 - 103.

0021600343 IND DAL RECAP

Wesley Matthews knocks down five triples on his way to 26 points as the Mavericks beat the Pacers, 111-103


Professional History

2013-14 SEASON:
Averaged 19.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 1.7 steals and 36.9 minutes in 82 games (82 starts)…shot 45.1% (576-1,278 FGs) from the field and 78.8% (339-430 FTs) from the line…among NBA leaders, ranked 23rd in scoring, 19th in assists, 11th in steals and 8th in minutes…was the only Maverick to appear in all 82 games in 2013-14 (he started all 82)…led DAL or tied for the team lead in scoring 33 times, assists 42 times, steals 42 times and minutes 70 times…6 double-doubles (point/assist)…3 games with at least 30 points and 8 assists (3-0 record)…5 games with 30+ points (4-1 record)…11 games with 25+ points…42 games with 20+ points (24-18 record)…8 games with 10+ assists (6-2 record)…30 games with 7+ assists (22-8 record)…19 games with 3+ steals…scored 10+ points in a single quarter 27 times (17- 10 record), including 12 times in the 4th quarter (8-4 record)…season-high (game-high) 37 points (13-18 FGs, 2-4 3FGs, 9-12 FTs), including 23 in 1st half, to go with 8 assists and 2 steals in 40 minutes vs. HOU (11/20/13)… helped DAL clinch playoff berth with season-high-tying 37 points (15-23 FGs, 3-4 3FGs, 4-7 FTs), including 23 in 2nd half (12 in 4th quarter), to go with 4 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals in 43 minutes vs. PHO (4/12/14)…left the game at UTA (2/7/14) late in the 4th quarter with a strained right hamstring and did not return. NOTES: Is appearing in his 3rd postseason (1st with DAL)…signed as a free agent by DAL (7/23/13)…recorded his 1,000th career steal vs. CHI (2/28/14)…came to DAL with the highest career scoring average (19.5 ppg) of any active player without an All-Star appearance…surpassed the 10,000-point mark for his career with a 38-point effort vs. DEN (4/15/13).

2012-13: Averaged a team-high 19.4 points to go with 3.9 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 2.1 steals in 37.8 minutes per game … played in all 82 games for the first time in his career, and was the only Buck to accomplish the feat in 2012-13 … finished the season ranked 10th in the NBA in scoring, 20th in assists and fourth in steals … led the Bucks in scoring 33 times, in assists 39 times and in steals 36 times … scored in double figures in 73 of his 82 games, including 37 20-points outings and nine games with 30+ … named Eastern Conference Player of the Week two times (for weeks ending March 4 and Dec. 30) … posted a league-leading 11 games with 5+ steals, giving him 34 such games in his career (tied with Kobe Bryant for fifth-most among active players) … poured in a season-high 39 points on March 17 vs. Orlando – the high game by a Buck on the season … scored 33 of his 39 points vs. Orlando in the second half, including 25 in the fourth quarter – a mark that stood as the high quarter across the league for the season … handed out a career-high 17 assists at Atlanta on April 12 … hit a game-winning 3-pointer as time expired on Feb. 27 at Houston.

2010-11: Appeared in 58 games split between Milwaukee and Golden State, averaging 20.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.47 steals per game ... finished the season ranked 11th in the NBA in scoring, 14th in assists, 14th in steals and 11th in minutes (36.6 mpg) ... scored in double figures in 54 of his 58 games, topping 20 points 28 times and scoring 30+ 13 times (including one 40-point game) ... reached double figures in assists six times, posting five point/assist double-doubles ... averaged 21.9 points in 37 games for the Warriors ... scored a career-high 48 points on 18-of-29 shooting on 2/7 vs. Oklahoma City ... hit the game-winning shot with one second remaining in Golden State's win at Phoenix on 2/22 ... named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played 3/3-11 after averaging 20.5 points, 7.5 assists and 2.0 steals in leading the Warriors to a 3-1 week ... traded to Milwaukee on 3/14 ... averaged 17.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 21 games for Milwaukee ... made his Bucks debut against his former team on 3/16, tallying 18 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals ... scored the final 16 points for the Bucks in a win vs. Cleveland on 4/4, going 8-for-8 in the last four minutes ... led the Bucks in scoring six times and in assists 12 times ... sat out the final two games of the season with a right hand injury.

2010-11: Appeared in 80 games (career-high 80 starts), averaging 24.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, career-high 5.6 assists and 2.10 steals in 40.3 minutes per contest ... among NBA leaders, ranked 1st in minutes, 3rd in steals, 8th in scoring and 22nd in assists – leading the league in minutes played and finishing in the league's top-10 in scoring (6th in 2009-10) and top-5 in steals (2nd in 2009-10) for the second consecutive season ... one of only five players in the NBA to average at least 20.0 points and 5.0 assists (joining Derrick Rose, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Deron Williams) ... the only player in the NBA to average at least 20.0 points, 5.0 assists and 2.00 steals ... averaged more than 24.0 points and 5.0 assists for the second consecutive season, joining Rick Barry (1973-74 & 1974-75) as the only Warriors players to do so in back-to-back years since the team moved West in 1962 ... became the first Warrior to average 24+ points in consecutive seasons since Chris Mullin did so in five-straight seasons from 1988-89 thru 1992-93 ... scored 40-or-more points four times, which trailed only Kevin Durant's five 40-plus efforts ... tallied 46 points vs. Houston on Opening Night, which marked the most points by any NBA player in a season lid-lifter since Michael Jordan's 54 vs. Cleveland on 11/3/89 ... it also marked the most points by a Warrior on Opening Night since Wilt Chamberlain posted 56 on 10/23/62 ... named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played 12/20-26, when he helped Warriors to 2-1 record by averaging 39.7 points, 7.0 assists and 3.00 steals per contest – scoring 35-plus points in three-straight games for the first time in his career ... scored 30-or-more points 21 times, marking his second-straight year with at least 20 games of 30-points or more ... became the first Warrior to score 30+ points 20 times in consecutive seasons since Chris Mullin did so four-straight years from 1987-88 to 1990-91 ... recorded 10 double-doubles (nine point/assist), including three-straight point/assist double-doubles from 3/25-29, marking the first three-game streak of his career ... connected on a career-high 137 three-point field goals in 80 games after making 164 threes in the first 296 games of his career combined ... played 3,227 minutes, the most by any Warriors player since Antawn Jamison recorded 3,394 minutes in 2000-01 ... missed the final two games of the season with a Grade 2 concussion, which was suffered in the fourth quarter vs. Sacramento on 4/10 …

2009-10: Appeared in 64 games (all starts), averaging career-high figures in scoring (25.5), steals (2.23) and minutes played (41.4) ... among NBA leaders, ranked 6th in the NBA in scoring (25.5), 2nd in steals (2.23) and 1st in minutes per game (41.4) ... became the first Golden State player to average at least 25.0 points since Chris Mullin in 1992-93; and the first Warriors player to average 25.5 points and 5.0 assists since Mullin in 1988-89 ... only three other NBA players averaged at least 25.0 points and 5.0 assists (LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade) ... became one of only seven NBA players in the last 10 years to average at least 25.0 points, 5.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds, joining Allen Iverson, Dwyane Wade, Gilbert Arenas, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Tracy McGrady ... scored 30-plus points on 24 occasions - only five NBA players (Durant, James, Anthony, Bryant and Wade) reached the 30-point plateau more frequently ... scored 40-plus points three times, including twice during a three-game stretch between from 11/25–30 (42 at San Antonio and 45 vs. Indiana) ... handed out a career-high-tying 13 assists vs. New Orleans (3/17), one of five double-figure assist outings ... registered back-to-back double-doubles (point/assist) for the first time in his career on 3/15 vs. L.A. Lakers and 3/17 vs. New Orleans ... recorded six double-doubles overall (including one point/rebound) ... became the first NBA player to play every minute in at least 13 games in a single season since Gary Payton in 1999-00 ... missed 18 games due to injury/illness …

2008-09: Appeared in 25 games (all starts), averaging 19.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.56 steals in 35.7 minutes ... missed the first 43 games of the year due to left ankle injury sustained on August 21, 2008 ... over his final 11 games, averaged 25.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.6 assists, while shooting 48.0% (115-238 FG) from the field ... posted a then-career-high 42 points (16-35 FG, 10-12 FT) along with nine rebounds and nine assists in an overtime victory vs. Sacramento on 4/1 ... scored 20-plus points 11 times ... missed 57 games overall due to injury ...

2007-08: Appeared in 81 games (72 starts), averaging 20.2 points (25th in NBA), 5.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.53 steals (15th in NBA) in 37.9 minutes (18th in NBA) ... shot 60.2% (106-176 FG) from the field during the month of February, becoming just the ninth guard in NBA history to shoot above 60.0% from the field during a single month (minimum 10 games and 150 FGA) ... other guards to accomplish the feat include: Fred Brown, Brad Davis, Sidney Moncrief, Earl Monroe, Steve Nash, Jim Paxson, Rickey Pierce (twice) and John Stockton (twice) ... became first player selected in the second round (#40 overall) to average over 20 points in his third season since Drazen Petrovic averaged 20.6 points in 1991-92 ... scored 20+ points 41 times and 30+ points 12 times …

2006-07: Appeared in 77 games (53 starts), averaging 16.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.71 steals (8th in NBA) in 34.3 minutes ... named NBA's Most Improved Player after increasing scoring average by 9.7 points per game over his rookie season (up from 6.8) ... his points per game improvement was the largest in the NBA amongst players who appeared in at least 41 games in both seasons ... also increased his field goal percentage from .415 as a rookie to .475 in 2006-07 ... recorded his first career double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds at Indiana on 2/5 ... hit game-winning, buzzer-beating jumper in 110-109 victory over New Jersey on 1/24 ... registered a then-career-high 31 points three times, including back-to-back games on 11/18 & 11/20 ... participated in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge on All-Star Saturday in Las Vegas (2/16), registering 28 points in 21 minutes to help Sophomore squad to a 155-114 victory over the Rookies ... missed five games due to injury ...

2005-06: Among NBA rookies, ranked 16th in scoring (6.8 ppg), 11th in assists (1.6 apg) and 9th in three-point percentage (.341) ... appeared in 46 of final 51 games after appearing in just three of team's first 31 games ... in 30 games when playing 15-or-more minutes, averaged 9.3 points – including 13.1 points per contest in 16 games when playing 20-or-more minutes ... finished the season strong, averaging 11.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 25.0 minutes over the final 17 games ... of the seven high school players taken in the 2005 NBA Draft that appeared in at least 20 games, ranked first in points per game (edging Portland's Martell Webster, 6.6 ppg) ... made first career start vs. Phoenix (4/14) and tallied 12 points in 35 minutes ... made NBA debut at Phoenix (11/12), logging two assists in five minutes.

Selected by Golden State in the second round of the 2005 NBA Draft (40th overall) … Re-signed by Golden State as a restricted free agent on July 24, 2008 … Traded by Golden State with Kwame Brown and Ekpe Udoh to Milwaukee for Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson on March 13, 2012 ... Signed as a free agent with Dallas on July 23, 2013.

An early entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft out of Lanier High School in Jackson, MS … in four seasons at Lanier, averaged 28.7 points per game and racked up 4,167 total points – second all-time in Mississippi history and tops among big-school players (5A and 4A) … named to 2005 McDonald's All-American Team … named National Co-Player of the Year by PARADE Magazine as a senior … a four-time All-State selection, becoming the first player in state history to earn the honor four times … became the Jackson Public Schools' all-time leading scorer, surpassing Othella Harrington … his teams compiled a record of 129-16, appeared in four consecutive state championship finals and captured two state titles (2002 & 2005) … named Mr. Basketball in Mississippi following senior season in which he averaged 38.4 points, 7.9 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 4.5 steals per game and led his team to a 35-2 record and the Class 4A state championship … tallied career-high 72 points in a 117-56 victory over Greenwood … scored 42 points against Oak Hill Academy, which at the time was ranked No. 1 in the nation by USA Today, the most points ever scored against the perennial powerhouse.

First name is pronounced MON-tay ... the son of Rosa Ellis ... he and his wife, Juanika, have one son, Monta Jr., and one daughter, Myla ... in the summer of 2010, launched the "ME8 Foundation" to assist families and children in Jackson, Mississippi, and the Bay Area ... named co-winner of the 2010-11 Golden State Warriors Foundation Community Service Award, which is given annually to the Warriors player who best exemplifies the spirit of community service through their outstanding commitment of time, service and financial support to children and families ... sponsored two Feed The Children events, in which he helped distribute food to more than 1,200 local families in need ... also took part a special Season of Giving Holiday Party for 20 kids from the Make-A-Wish Foundation and their families at the practice facility, which for the day was morphed into a giant playground with numerous kids activities ... in 2008-09, joined teammate Andris Biedrins to help unveil a newly refurbished basketball court at the Leonard J. Meltzer Boys & Girls Club in Oakland as part of Toyota Project Rebound ... for the past five seasons, purchased 25 tickets to every home game and donated those tickets to various children's groups who attended games in the Monta's Mob seating section ... served as a coach for the NBA Entertainment League Celebrity Charity Game and made several appearances at Warriors Basketball Camp sessions ... in the summer of 2008, joined forces with fellow NBA player Maurice Williams to host the Mississippi Celebrity Basketball Game at Jackson State University.

Traditional Season Stats

Season2016 33GP 936MIN 107FGM 244FGA 43.9FG% 163PM 583PA 27.63P% 56FTM 66FTA 84.8FT% 6OREB 90DREB 96REB 109AST 67TOV 35STL 14BLK 68PF 0DD2 0TD3 286PTS -35+/-

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