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There’s a possibility Monta Ellis and Paul George could be reunited.
The two played together as Indiana Pacers from 2015-17 and with George having been traded to and then signing an extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder, several reports have Ellis working out with George & Co. in recent days.
One of my sources told me that Monta Ellis has been working out with the OKC Thunder. He played on the Pacers with Paul George back in 2015-2017.
— SneakerReporter (@SneakerReporter) September 21, 2018
The free-agent guard last played in the NBA in the 2017 season with the Pacers, averaging 8.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.1 steals in 27.0 minutes in 74 games (33 starts), shooting 44.3 percent from the field, 31.9 percent from deep and 72.7 percent from the charity stripe.
Ellis played two seasons in Indiana, averaging 11.3 points and 4.0 assists in 114 games. But he lost his starting job in the 2017 season. The NBA also announced he would be suspended for the next five games he plays for a violation of the league’s anti-drug policy.
Ellis was waived by Indiana last summer using the stretch provision.
Oklahoma City has one vacant roster spot.
The 12-year NBA veteran was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the 40th overall pick in the 2005 draft. Ellis has also played with the Milwaukee Bucks and Dallas Mavericks, in addition to Golden State and Indiana.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder carries career averages of 17.8 points, 3.5 boards, 4.6 dimes and 1.7 steals in 34.8 minutes in 833 games (713), with a shooting line of 45.1/31.4/77.2.
The 32-year-old also recently worked out for the New Orleans Pelicans and Minnesota Timberwolves.