Friday, November 1, 2013
Stock report: Ellis up, GM down (and out)
By Tim MacMahon
Our weekly look at which Mavericks’ stocks have risen and fallen the most:
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.
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.