There was once a time when Monta Ellis was seen as being one of the featured options of an NBA offense and averaged 25.5 points per game for the Warriors in the 2009-10 season.
He found himself out of the league by the age of 31 last season, unable to catch on with a team in 2017-18.
Ellis may have his chance to return to the NBA this season as he is set to work out with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Wolves continue to do due diligence on available vets even after locking up Deng. Monta Ellis, Brandon Paul and Brandon Rush among those to work out, @ShamsCharania and I hear.
— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) September 10, 2018
Ellis’ fall from grace accelerated quickly as he appeared to lose a step and his inefficient scoring style featuring many long two-point shots became more out of vogue in the league.
Ellis could be the kind of guy to replace the role and production that Jamal Crawford provided last season before opting out, as a score-first bench option that offers little in the way of efficiency and could be a liability on defense.
They may be better served giving their last roster spot to a young guard who can defend and play alongside their primary ball handlers and scorers in the first and second unit.