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Old 07-21-2013, 01:42 AM   #1
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Default How will Monta Ellis do for Mavs?

The combination of playing with Dirk Nowitzki and having the benefit of coach Rick Carlisle’s creativity offensively could be exactly what Ellis needs to become a more efficient player — which is pretty much the only thing standing between him and all-star status.

“We think that in our system, Monta can really bloom,” owner Mark Cuban said. “He has superstar potential. It will be fun to see how much his game grows under Rick and playing next to Dirk and a pass-first point guard like Jose [Calderon].”

The only real knocks on Ellis have been that he is not a good 3-point shooter and he gambles too much on the defensive end of the floor, resulting in a lot of steals, but too often giving opponents easy looks at the basket.

-- Dallas Morning News
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