April 23, 2014

Ellis opting out of his deal

One off-season question for the Milwaukee Bucks has been answered.

Monday, reports surfaced that guard Monta Ellis would opt out of his contract with the team and become a free agent.  Ellis was set to make $11-million next season, the final year of a 6-year $66 million deal he originally signed with Golden State.

The Bucks reportedly wanted to sign Ellis to a 2-year, $24 million extension this off-season, which would have been added to the final year of his original deal.

Ellis average just over 19-points per game this past season to lead Milwaukee.  The Bucks next biggest question becomes the future of guard Brandon Jennings who becomes a restricted free agent when the NBA’s off-season officially begins.