DALLAS -- Trying to teach young players how to be professional was a chore for Monta Ellis during his stay with the Golden State Warriors.
Thus, when Ellis signed a three-year, $25 million free agent contract with the Dallas Mavericks last summer, he knew he wasn't going to have to baby-sit anyone.
"It’s just that we have a lot of veteran guys on this team that understand the game of basketball,'' said Ellis, who played for the Warriors from 2005-'12. "So with me being a young guy and I had to try to teach the other young (Golden State) guys -- and half of them didn’t want to listen -- it's very frustrating.
"Coming here (to the Mavs) where it’s a lot of veteran guys who understand the game, you don’t have to do much teaching. The only thing you have to do is police one another and go out and play for one another.''
-- Dwain Price
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