Stock report: Ellis up, GM down (and out)

November, 1, 2013
11/01/13
2:00
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Our weekly look at which Mavericks’ stocks have risen and fallen the most:

Streaking
RISING

Monta Ellis: The Dallas debut couldn’t have gone much better for Dirk Nowitzki’s newest sidekick. Ellis torched the Hawks for 32 points and eight assists in the Mavs’ season-opening victory. He at least temporarily hushed those who harped on his inefficiency in Milwaukee by making 11 of 17 shots from the floor. The two-man game with Dirk was a thing of beauty, with the Mavs scoring an eye-popping 64 points in their 23 minutes on the floor together – and outscoring Atlanta by 24 in that span. Oh, Ellis had seven turnovers, but this performance was as encouraging as it was electrifying.

Slumping
FALLING

Gersson Rosas: We hardly had time to say hello before waving goodbye to the Mavs general manager. Rosas, a former Rockets executive, was hired in July and didn’t even reach the regular season in Dallas before his departure. Officially, Rosas resigned, but this was a mutual decision with Mavs management. He was a general manager in title only, as he reported to president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson. Rosas made a play for more power and ended up packing his bags.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Dirk Nowitzki
PTS AST STL MIN
21.7 2.7 0.9 32.9
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsD. Nowitzki 6.2
AssistsM. Ellis 5.7
StealsM. Ellis 1.7
BlocksB. Wright 0.9