Right on cue, Mahoney with a piece on Ellis. It isn't flattering LINK
He breaks down the flaws and the pluses to Ellis's game in three sections-
-He needs to be hidden defensively
-He should not be a team’s primary ball handler
-He’s too talented a slasher — and too limited an outside shooter — to work exclusively off the ball
Here is his parting shot
teams can’t just pick up Ellis on a whim in the same way that they might conceivably acquire, say, J.J. Redick. This is a player with the potential for a decent offensive payoff, but with a game that has to be carefully managed. Even squeezing Ellis into the right role will require a certain amount of creativity and finesse, thereby introducing more uncertainty than most deadline suitors are typically comfortable accepting.