Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry: A Dynamic Backcourt But One Must Go

January 13th, 2011 by Jeff Carillo Leave a reply »
Well, that was fun.

Another Warriors-Lakers game at Oracle Arena concluded Wednesday night with similar results: An exciting, fast-paced game which featured a nice little duel between guards Monta Ellis and Kobe Bryant ended with yet another Lakers victory.

Same old story for the Warriors and their fans.

After Wednesday's exciting yet disappointing loss, it's becoming obvious that Ellis is maturing into a legitimate go-to, do-everything superstar that deserves to be mentioned among the league's elite.

However, his trade value may not ever be higher.

Tonight proved that the Warriors are essentially a slightly better team than they were just a year ago and pretty much the same team they've been for much of the past decade: Exciting and fast-paced, but in the end, they fall short.

Parting with Ellis may be even more difficult now than ever before, with his emergence as perhaps the most exciting guard in the league when attacking the basket. His offensive game is about as complete as ever, with his solid mid-range game, his ability to hit the beyond the arc and of course, his ability to finish at the rim. He's also ...

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