Report: Indiana Pacers sign Monta Ellis to four-year, $44 million deal

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Report: Indiana Pacers sign Monta Ellis to four-year, $44 million deal
Thursday July 2nd, 2015

The Indiana Pacers will sign free-agent guard Monta Ellis to a four-year deal worth $44 million, according to ESPN's Marc Stein and Chris Broussard

Ellis averaged 19.0 and 18.9 points per game over the past two seasons, respectively, for the Mavericks

The Pacers could reportedly lose starting guard Rodney Stuckey to the Washington Wizardsaccording to CSN Washington's J. Michael. 

Indiana is believed to have beaten out the Sacramento Kings, New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks for Ellis' services, according to Broussard.

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On Wednesday, it was reported that the Kings had orchestrated a trade that would send several players to Philadelphia in an attempt to clear salary cap space. The Kings were reportedly going to use that cap space to attempt to sign Ellis.

The Kings eventually signed guard James Anderson later on Thursday, according to Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears.

- Will Green

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