Monta Ellis Is Carving a Path Towards Stardom

November 27th, 2009 by Simon B. Leave a reply »

In the aftermath of the departure of Stephen Jackson to the Charlotte Bobcats, the Golden State Warriors’ Monta Ellis has seized the teams’ reigns of leadership like a seasoned pro.  The fifth year guard has shaken the squad’s foundation over the last three games with an average of 37.7 points and 6.7 assists.   

His recent off—the—Richter—scale shooting is reminiscent of his third year in the league when he shot .531 for the season.  In the last three games, he’s hit 89.3% (25/28) of his free—throws and 46.3% (38/82) of his field goals. 

His three point percentage of .421 for the season is much improved from his career average of .295.  The great thing about Ellis is that he adapts to his own strengths and weaknesses on the court.  In the 2008—2009 season, he only attempted 26 threes for the entire year, shooting .308 from beyond the arc. Through 14 games so far this year, he has 19 attempts.

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