Mavs Monta Ellis Says Passing Too Much Is His Problem

Monta Ellis Says He's Passing A lot.

The irony here is at a all-time high.

This is the same Monta Ellis that averages under five assists a game for his eight year career.

Ellis is shooting 40% from the field and 30% from distance this preseason. Those numbers are similar to last year but he’s blaming his inefficient play on passing too much.

“I think I’m looking for the pass too much,” Ellis said after Wednesday’s win over the Atlanta Hawks’ backups, when he had 15 points on 5-of-13 shooting, five assists and six turnovers. “I’ve got to be more aggressive attacking the basket, getting a couple to go down and then work to see how the defense changes…

“There’s a lot of shots that’s been there and I’ve been making the late pass,” Ellis said. “I think the majority of my turnovers come because instead of me taking that shot or making the layup, I try to pass. I’ve got to get out of that. I’ve got to be more aggressive and make the defense move.”

I hope Dallas fans are ready for some good ole’ “Monta-Ball”.