Sources: Monta Ellis in serious talks with Pacers on possible three-year deal

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Monta Ellis (Getty Images)
Monta Ellis (Getty Images)

Free-agent guard Monta Ellis is engaged in serious talks on a possible three-year, $32 million-plus deal with the Indiana Pacers, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Ellis has a scheduled trip into Indianapolis on Wednesday to meet with the Pacers' front-office and coaching staffs, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Indiana president Larry Bird and coach Frank Vogel want to play smaller and faster next season, and luring Ellis is an important part of the Pacers' plan. Ellis, 29, has played the past two seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, averaging 18.9 points and 4.1 assists last season.

Ellis has played 10 NBA seasons, including six-plus with the Golden State Warriors.

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