(MILWAUKEE) — Milwaukee Bucks point guard Monta Ellis has informed the club that he intends to opt out of the last year of his contract, according to ESPN. The Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, and Los Angeles Lakers reportedly have interest in acquiring Ellis.
The 27-year-old Ellis has one year remaining on his contract worth $11 million. He originally signed a six-year, $66 million deal with Golden State in 2008. The Warriors dealt him to the Bucks in March 2012 along with forward Epke Udoh and center Kwame Brown for center Andrew Bogut and guard Stephen Jackson.
In 82 games with Milwaukee this season, Ellis averaged 19.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and six assists per game.
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