Originally Posted by bhzmafia14
Monta getsa lot of flack on here, but I wish he could've went to a contending team and played the 6th man role. You cannot tell me there's another guy out there capable of being better than him in that role next season. His passing ability, being able to get to the line, speed/quickness, you are looking at a 6th man of the year candidate. Obviously, he wanted money and a bigger role though. His career and image could have changed for the better if he accepted the 6th man role.
Thank you. Been arguing this ad nauseum on NT. Monta Ellis is a much better player than NT gives him credit for. I can only go off of history, but when Monta played for a good team, he was not this inefficient chucker that most of you label him as. When Monta plays for a garbage team, he has attempted to be the guy to carry that team. He isnt that player. Thats not Monta. When he is surrounded by good players, he is not only an efficient scorer, but his usage rate drops as well.
I actually was really hoping Monta would sign with a team like the Bulls, Spurs or Thunder. A team where he didnt have to be the primary scorer, he could be a 6th man or 3rd option. I think if he did that, people's opinions of him would change. It will be interested to see how he is used in Dallas.