Even after dealing Steph Jackson (yes, I am calling him Steph Jackson) to the Bobcats, the Warriors are trying to deal Monta Ellis:
Multiple NBA sources have confirmed that Monta Ellis’ status with the Warriors could be determined Thursday, when his agent is scheduled to meet with team management in Oakland. Several sources indicate that Ellis’ agent, Jeff Fried, already has discussed the possibility of the Warrriors giving Fried and Ellis permission to talk to other teams to quicken the pace of trade talks. [...]
Multiple sources say that, apparently at Don Nelson’s urging, the Warriors have been calling teams and offering to trade Ellis in recent days … it seems inevitable that Ellis will be traded, presuming that Nelson remains in power, and every source I’ve talked to believes that Nelson will remain in power.
What are they trying to prove?
Unlike most questions on this awesome hilarious blog, this one will be answered.
The Warriors are seeking to get Steph Curry more PT and to run the team ASAP.
Steph Curry is far more like Pistol Pete than Ricky Rubio.
The Warriors are like the Thunder on crack; the Warriors have a distinct edge, a toughness the chic Thunder do not have.
Monta Ellis is w3t. No question. He’s is a young, lanky Tony Parker, only faster, if that’s possible.
He also wrecked the Mavericks in 07 or 06. I can’t remember which year that was. Wait, 06 is when Miami beat the Mavs in the Finals.
That 8-seed Warriors over 1-seed Mavs featured a swaggerific Warrior team playing Nellie-ball hardcore:
Baron Davis (B. Diddy) swaggin with the beard.
Monta running faster than any Maverick ever (including Brad Davis)
Matt Barnes being Birdman before Birdman was Birdman.
Oh, and Stephen Jackson muggin the city of Dallas like hard.
Without that beastmode nucleus, Monta Ellis is all but worthless.
He is not a featured guard.
Not even his closest comparison, Tony Parker, is alone; Parker has T. Diddy and Manu (and Michael Finley)
Nellie-ball is a team game, not a 2 man game. (The second man is Anthony Randolph in this case)
I am all for a trade of Monta.
But I’m also a fan of young, untested players and am by no means a Warrior fan.
Although I would say a Steph Curry-Anthony Randolph connection would be dope.
That’s got potential to be a more raw Kevin Durant-Russell Westbrook combo. Except that combo is already really raw.
I love the Thunder.