Mar 28, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash (10) fouls Milwaukee Bucks guard Monta Ellis (11) during the third quarter at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Milwaukee won 113-103. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Lakers reportedly interested in Monta Ellis

Monta Ellis recently opted out of his contract with the Bucks, turning down his $11 million option. Chris Broussard is reporting that one of the teams interested in Ellis is the Los Angeles Lakers.


But don’t get too excited Lakers fans. The only way Ellis wears purple and gold next season is via sign-and-trade. And considering the lack of trade assets the Lakers have, the odds of this happening seem incredibly low.


And considering the Lakers have a more dire needs than a scoring guard, I would rank the likelihood of this trade being very low.


Would you like to see Monta Ellis in the Staples Center next season?

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  • Fern Rea

    The odds of the Lakers receiving Monte in a Sign and Trade is zero.

    Under the CBA rules, a team over the “apron” can not receive a player that has to be signed, then traded.

    However, if Monte wants to come over for 3 mill per year he is more than welcome.

  • Tim Martindale

    If they can’t get em why write the article

  • Peter Maguire

    Sign him cheap for a year and promise more next contract – simple deal