Apr 28, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Monta Ellis (right) drives for the basket against Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (eft) in game four of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

"Monte" Ellis Opts Out

According to Chris Broussard of ESPN, Monta Ellis turned down the one-year, $11 million player option remaining on his contract.

Ellis previously turned down an extension that would have paid him $11.8 million for 2014-15 and $13 million for 2015-16 in addition to the year he already had in place as a player option.  He will now be an unrestricted free agent.

There were reports a few weeks ago that Ellis would like to play for Mike Malone, who recently became the head coach of the Sacramento Kings.

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