FILE - In this April 24, 2015, file photo, Dallas Mavericks' Monta Ellis (11) goes up to shoot against Houston Rockets' Josh Smith, right, in the second half of Game 3 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Dallas. Monta Ellis has found a new home in Indiana. A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Ellis has agreed to terms with the Pacers on a four-year deal worth $44 million. The deal includes a player option for the final year. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. The contract cannot be signed until July 9. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Pacers Sign Monta Ellis For Four Years, $44 Million

Ellis gives the Pacers a better chance of making a smooth transition from the plodding, half-court offense they used to make the Eastern Conference finals in 2013 and 2014 to an up-tempo style that is flourishing around the league.