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Monta Ellis signs with Mavericks

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DALLAS - The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free agent guard Monta Ellis.

Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Ellis is an eight-year veteran with career averages of 19.4 points, 4.7 assists and 1.7 steals in 516 games with Golden State and Milwaukee. In 2007, he was named the NBA's Most Improved Player and has since averaged 19 points or more in each of the past six seasons.

Ellis averaged 25.5 points, 5.3 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.2 steals in 2009-10 with Golden State. On March 13, 2012, he was traded to Milwaukee, along with Ekpe Udoh and Kwame Brown, in exchange for Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson.

Last season, Ellis started all 82 games for Milwaukee and averaged 19.2 points, 6.0 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 steals.

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