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Position: Shooting Guard
Experience: Ninth season
2013-14 Season Averages: 19.27 PER, 37.2 MPG, 21.6 PPG, 5.8 APG, 3.5 RPG, 1.6 SPG
By season's end, Monta Ellis could overtake Dirk Nowitzki for the top spot in the player power rankings. That may be a bold statement, but Ellis is reminding the NBA community that he was a consistently elite offensive player before going to the NBA black hole for guards known as the Milwaukee Bucks.
After 20 games, Ellis is averaging 21.6 points and 5.8 assists with a slash line of .471/.362/.841. For those who are surprised by those numbers, you shouldn't be.
From 2006 to 2011, Ellis averaged 21.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting from the floor. That's nearly identical to his current marks in Dallas.
Ellis has shot below 40.0 percent from the field in just two of his past 14 games, and he had 10 assists in both of those outings. His development as a facilitator is a key for this team, as it alleviates the burden on Jose Calderon.
Ellis will continue playing at this level throughout the duration of the season, and he deserves an All-Star bid because of it.