Yesterday, 29 year old shooting guard Monta Ellis announced that he will test free agency this offseason. Ellis plans on talking to the Hawks about a long-term deal.
Ellis would give the Hawks an energy boost at shooting guard opposed to Kyle Korver who is 34 years old. However, Ellis is a very streaky shooter, shooting 45% from the field and 31% from three point range in his career, and has trouble taking care of the ball as he averages 2.8 turnovers per game. One thing that the Hawks could get out of Ellis is a player who is willing to take the game winning shot. Ellis is talked about as being one of the most clutch players in the NBA right now.
We will see if discussions become more serious between the Hawks and Ellis and also see if the Hawks draft picks foreshadow anything that might come this offseason.
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