Monta Ellis & Stephen Curry: 10 Reasons They’re the Most Exciting NBA Backcourt

January 27th, 2011 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »
Imagine spending every day for two months straight talking on the phone with the same three or four guys and throwing the same names back and fourth at each other for hours. Sure, a bench piece might slip in here, a draft pick there, but for the most part the talk centers around the same two or three players from each side.

For Larry Riley—and every other NBA general manager—that's reality from November through February. Scouring box scores nightly with one eye still focused on the league standings, general managers attempt to find that one player that will push their team over the top.

The challenge stems from the fact that that player is a different player, depending on whom you ask. For the fans, there's probably a dozen favorite targets. The owners likely have a few players pegged. And the coaching staff and players have their own thoughts.

It's a tightrope walk to say the least. And the tightrope becomes thinner and thinner when you possess, as Riley does, the most electric backcourt in the NBA.

Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis are on every team's radar, and rightfully so. Few teams (San Antonio comes to mind) even come clos ...

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