According to Yahoo Sports’ Marc Spears, Milwaukee Bucks guard Monta Ellis is interested in playing for Sacramento after the team hired Mike Malone this afternoon.
Per Marc Spears:
Monta Ellis’ potential interest in joining
@SacramentoKings as a FA became much stronger with hiring of Mike Malone as coach, source told Y!
Ellis, who holds a player option for the upcoming season has stated he may opt-out to secure a longer, more lucrative deal. His current player option would pay the Mississippi native $11 million dollars in what would be the final year of his 6 year, $66 million dollar extension which he signed back in 2008.
Spears goes on to say that Ellis gained a great deal of respect for Malone during their time together in Oakland and a reunion would be on his short list:
While with GSt,Monta Ellis gained a great deal of respect for Malone’s basketball IQ, ability to teach & easy way relating well with players
The former second round pick will turn 28 just days before the opening of the 2013-2014 NBA season.