Friday , Jul , 25 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Monta Ellis Signs Six-year Deal with GSW

Monta Ellis Signs Six-year Deal with GSWThe Golden State Warriors have re-signed guard Monta Ellis to a multi-year contract, announced today by Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Mullin. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not announced.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Ellis’ contract is expected to be in the 6-year, $66 million neighborhood.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Monta under contract for the next several years,” said Mullin. “He has been one of the top young players in the NBA for the last two years and enjoyed a tremendous season last year. The growth that he has demonstrated at such a young age is incredible, and we look forward to him playing a big part in our future success.”

Ellis, 22, averaged a career-high 20.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.53 steals in 37.9 minutes in 81 games last season.