The Indiana Pacers have waived backup guard Monta Ellis. Ellis, who lost his starting spot last season, has played the last two years in Indiana, averaging 11.3 points and 4.0 assists in 114 games. The NBA also announced that he would be suspended for the first five games next season for a violation of the league’s anti-drug policy.
Restricted free agent forward Andre Roberson has reached agreement on a three-year, $30 million deal to stay with Oklahoma City, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. He has been a polarizing player around the NBA because of his one-sided ability, but in a league trending toward the perimeter, Roberson’s defensive talent is becoming a valued commodity.