Pistons Coach: "Ellis is the closest thing to Iverson"


Pistons Coach: “Ellis is the closest thing to Iverson”


Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Milwaukee Bucks v Detroit Pistons


Pistons’ head coach Lawrence Frank believes Monta Ellis is the closest player he has ever seen to Allen Iverson.

Ellis has started all 29 games while averaging 19.7 points (14th in the league), 5.6 assists and 3.6 rebounds. He is shooting below his career average of 46%, at just 40.5%, and is hitting 81.3% of his free throw attempts.

One coach who certainly is impressed with Ellis is Detroit’s Lawrence Frank, who compared him to Allen Iverson before Sunday’s game.

“Those two are lethal,” Frank said, referring to Ellis and Jennings.

“Ellis is a challenge for everyone. Ellis is a nightmare matchup. To me, Ellis is the closest thing to Iverson. He has speed, quickness; he’s a great finisher for his size.”


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