Predictably, In Just 24 Hours, The Kings' Plans Have Gone Awry

Yesterday the Sacramento Kings made a bad trade. For the privilege of giving away two marginally useful players and thus opening up an additional $13 million in salary cap space, they had to trade to the 76ers last season’s first-round draft pick, a top-ten protected 2018 first-round draft pick, and the right to swap… »7/03/15 2:18am7/03/15 2:18am


Monta Ellis's Game-Winning Buzzer-Beater Was Bananas

I think it's time to admit that there probably isn't another player in the NBA who is better at hitting reckless, off-balance buzzer-beaters than Monta Ellis. Almost two years after hitting a game-winner so absurd that Ellis himself had to flee from it, the Mavericks shooting guard once again did his thing against the… »12/04/14 10:24am12/04/14 10:24am

Chart: LeBron James Is Outdoing Himself

Kevin Durant is your NBA scoring leader through one month of basketball, averaging 28.6 points per game. You need a lot of opportunities on the floor to put up that many points, and the more you use possessions, the harder it is to be efficient. So is Durant the most efficient high-usage, high-scoring player? »11/26/13 4:11pm11/26/13 4:11pm

Monta Ellis Is Great Now. What The Hell Happened?

If you haven't been paying close attention to the Dallas Mavericks this year, you may not have noticed that Monta Ellis, the guy who has spent most of his career acting as the poster boy for inefficiency in the NBA, is having the best season of his career. His PER and true shooting percentage are currently higher than… »11/22/13 12:50pm11/22/13 12:50pm

Monta Ellis Wins Game With Ridiculous Buzzer-Beater, Immediately Exits Court

Steph Curry wasn't the only one doing what he was put on Earth to do last night. Monta Ellis, one of the league's most renowned chuckers, had himself a quintessential Monta Ellis game in Houston. He scored 27 points on 9-24 shooting and hit the crazy, game-winning buzzer-beater you see above. It's almost too fitting… »2/28/13 10:10am2/28/13 10:10am

Monta Ellis Sure Sounds Happy To Be Leaving The Warriors

There's nothing subtle about this San Francisco Chronicle report on the Warriors' reaction to last night's trade with the Bucks. Oh, sure, the Golden State locker room was described as "gloomy," what with Monta Ellis, Epke Udoh, and the injured Kwame Brown departing for Milwaukee in exchange for Stephen Jackson and… »3/14/12 2:40pm3/14/12 2:40pm

Two Sports Medicine Experts Agree: Monta Is Totally Lying

"I'm going to improve every part of my game. That's what I do. That's why I play improve and to become the best player [who] ever touched a basketball." Monta Ellis said that just over a month ago »9/03/08 4:30pm9/03/08 4:30pm, right after he received a six-year, $66 million contract extension from the Golden State Warriors. Now…