Berger: Blazers Among Teams Interested In Monta Ellis Trade?

Ken Berger of reports that the Portland Trail Blazers are among the teams interested in trading for Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis... ---------------------- The Warriors and representatives for Monta Ellis are working cooperatively to see if a trade to a contending team can be arranged, a deal that would likely happen around the NBA draft later this month, a person with knowledge of the discussions told "It’s pretty hot," the person familiar with the talks said. The Trail Blazers, Lakers, Hawks, Bulls, and 76ers are among the teams expressing the most sincere interest, league sources said Thursday. A possible deal between Golden State and Philadelphia involving Ellis and Andre Iguodala is a "50-50" proposition at the moment, a person with knowledge of those talks said. ---------------------- Ellis is on the books for $11 million for each of the next three seasons according to StoryTeller's Contracts. Update: My thoughts on the Ellis rumor, a few other Blazers stories, LeBron James and the NBA Finals on Thursday afternoon's John Lund Show. -- Ben Golliver | | Twitter