Monta Ellis' body language has appeared to signal some discontent recently as the Milwaukee Bucks' shooting guard has gone through a slump, but he is adamant that his focus is still toward this season -- not his possible free agency in the summer.
"I go out and play hard every night," Ellis said. "I do whatever it takes to help my team win. I don't know why people are doubting that or whatever. I still go out every night and play hard, try to do whatever I can to help my team win, even if it's on the offensive end, distributing the ball or on the defensive end.
"You go through things in the NBA. You go through a stretch where you're shooting bad. You go through a stretch where you're losing. You go through a stretch where you're winning."
Ellis, who spoke briefly to Bucks owner Herb Kohl on Monday, has a $11 million player option for the 2013-14 season.