Monta Ellis reportedly rejected a two-year, $24.8 million contract extension, opted out of a contract that would have paid $11 million and fired his agent.

Finally, Ellis signed a contract with the Mavericksworth $25.08 million over three years, including a $8.72 million player option for next season.

If that 2013 saga is any indication, Ellis will opt out.

Add his solid play in Dallas, and it’s practically a lock.

Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders:

The big wrinkle for the Mavericks is Monta Ellis, as sources close to the situation believe Ellis will opt out of his deal this summer and seek a new multi-year deal based on his current play.

As teams project the salary cap to skyrocket in 2016, Ellis should definitely get more than $8.72 million next season. Plus, he can lock in some long-term security. He’s better off getting a…

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