"Monta Ellis is reportedly willing to seek financial compromise with any contending team that will have him"
Now he's definitely not coming here.
I don't see how he turns down any of those teams, if they offer him a contract as well as the Knicks.
Ellis is less interested in following the money and is, apparently, keen on linking up with Dwight Howard...
Doesn't anyone remember couple years ago, when this whole Howard typhoon of a headache started, he then said he wanted to team up with Monta Ellis, now both are free agents and Howard is making the decision while Ellis is waiting in the wings... Who knows maybe Howard is taking with Ellis to figure out the best destination for both...
I seem to be the only one here that actually likes this idea. Never cared much for JR. His shot selection makes Jamal Crawford look like Larry Bird. We can't afford to give him more than 5 mill a year (I think) so let him go.
I'll go a step further. I'd trade Chandler for Ellis!
Sound crazy? Nah, Chandler is declining and he's way overpaid. Got to ship him out while he still has value. Plus no one really has traditional centers anymore. Just get a 6'9 forward to play the position.
Damn! Keven Martin's 28M contract with Minny wouldve been a great signing to add to our guard roster .. Felton, Shump, Pablo, Hardaway, and Keven Martin.
I just think there are other teams who have a better chance at convincing him to sign. Like Gmf said, it's realistic that Monta ends up following Dwight, or I could see the Thunder replacing Kevin Martin with him.