On January 23, 2009, Ellis made his season debut, scoring 20 points in a 106-105 loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers. After being absent from the lineup for seven games to respond to a family issue, Ellis made his comeback on March 11 against the New Jersey Nets.
He had a career-high 42 points on April 1 in a 143-141 overtime victory over the Sacramento Kings in addition to nine rebounds and nine assists. Ellis missed the final seven games of the season after spraining his left ankle, he missed 57 games for the 2008–09 season. He played in 25 games and recorded an average of 19.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.6 steals.
How Much Does Monta Ellis Make?
Ellis’s total salary from NBA is estimated to be around $102 -$ 115 million, Ellis is however still under the payroll of the Indiana Pacers as the team is expected to fulfil their side of their contract by the end of the 21-22 season, he estimated to be receiving $ 2.3 million by the end of the season.
Who Is Monta Ellis?
Monta Ellis, a former American professional basketball player, born on October 26, 1985. Ellis graduated from Lanier High School in Jackson, Mississippi, where he was named the first team of Parade and McDonald’s All-Americans.
After graduating from high school, he immediately entered the NBA after his selection by the Golden State Warriors as the 40th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft. He received the NBA Most Improved Player award in 2007. Ellis was one of the league’s top scorers while playing for the Warriors, averaging nearly 25 points per game on two separate occasions.