If Monta Ellis Is as Good as Gone, How Will the Warriors Replace Him?

April 13th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
There is a lot of speculation concerning the future of Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis, and most observers feel that once the 2010-2011 NBA season starts, Ellis will have found a home on another team's roster.

There is no guarantee the Warriors will move Ellis, but if the opportunity does present itself, which direction should Golden State take: Look to rebuild their team with veteran help or through the draft?

If the Warriors choose to go with the former, then the most likely scenario would involve a sign-and-trade deal for any number of free agents who will be available in the 2010 offseason.

Ellis is a proven scorer and his ability to put up points in bunches will benefit any team whom would receive his services, and Sixers guard Andre Iguodala would be the perfect fit for the Warriors.

Iguodala would immediately upgrade the Warriors' perimeter defense, and he doesn't have to dominate the ball in order to be effective, which may result in smarter possessions on offense.

Ellis is a great player, but only when his offense is in rhythm, because he has a tendency to continue taking shots regardl ...

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