Did Mavs Overpay Monta Ellis?
Oh but wait, Dallas wasn’t done collecting ballhandlers.
They’re in the process of signing veteran Devin Harris (although there are injury complications), and they overpaid (Monta) Ellis by giving him $2 million more per season than Atlanta gave (Jeff) Teague.
So Dallas gave a declining player $10 million per season to take 17.5 shots per game (think Ellis isn’t going to take away shots from Dirk Nowitzki? Think again with his ball-stopping 26.3% usage percentage) while they essentially just added four new point guards to the roster before inking Ellis. How can this make sense to anyone?
Dallas essentially chose Ellis over Jennings, which is stupid if you compare the two and consider that (Brandon) Jennings is three years younger. And so this leaves Jennings as the loser of our little game of musical chairs here. Jennings is not a very good shooter from inside the 3-point line, but he’s a capable distributor and could be a solid point guard for a team.