How Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis Can Coexist

March 9th, 2010 by Ashwath Krishna Leave a reply »
I would start by referring to this Warriors team as a rabble. Unfortunately, that would be an insult to rabbles. There is nothing that says a disorganised, unholy rabble can't play with heart and passion—two qualities that have been lacking at times from the Warriors. If not from the players on court, then definitely from management and some of the guys on the bench.

OK, I take that back. Basically one guy on the bench. That guy is Monta Ellis.

When Monta was fit earlier in the season, while he was scoring plenty of points, he also jacked up his fair share of bad shots. And he refused to pass the ball unless he had to. It was also argued that he was stunting the development of rookie Stephen Curry.

This last point has arguably been proved correct, as since the All-Star break (where Monta has mostly been injured) Curry has come into his own as a player. So much, in fact, that he is a ROY contender and being talked about as a future superstar.

Whereas Monta, on the other hand, has been facing calls to be traded all through Warrior Nation ever since this period. Every time he claims he and Curry can't coexist or that ...

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